MOVIES

THE FILMS SELECTION IS CURATED BY ANDRÉS HISPANO, MERCÈ ALSINA i FÉLIX PÉREZ-HITA.

DER RIESE

Michael Klier [1983]
Running time: 82 min
Showtime: Friday 16/10, 9.30pm
Location: Cinema Edison

An unconventionally constructed essay video on video surveillance in public space. The video uses documentary material from remote-control surveillance cameras on public streets, squares, shopping malls, and transit spaces like airports and train stations, as well as pictures from banks, department stores, supermarkets, and private grounds and buildings. The combination of various footage in a realistic style creates the impression of a central surveillance apparatus as an anonymous, powerful subject that omnipresently sees everything without itself being visible.

GAME OVER

Alba Sotorra [2015]
Running time: 78 min
Showtime: Saturday 17/10, 9pm
Location: Cinema Edison

A young man obsessed with war games becomes a sniper in Afghanistan following his dreams. But real war bores him. Disappointed, he returns home to confront another war caused by the Spanish crisis: his parents got divorced and they are about to lose the family house. Only when he realizes that reality is not like in the movies, he will be able to grow up.

VARDA BY AGNÈS

Agnès Varda [2019]
Running time: 120 min
Showtime: Thursday 15/10, 8pm
Location: Cinema Edison

The final film from the late, beloved Agnès Varda is a characteristically playful, profound, and personal summation of the director’s own brilliant career. At once impish and wise, she acts as our spirit guide on a free-associative tour through her six-decade artistic journey, shedding new light on her films, photography, and recent installation works while offering her one-of-a-kind reflections on everything from filmmaking to feminism to aging. Suffused with the people, places, and things she loved—Jacques Demy, cats, colors, beaches, heart-shaped potatoes—this wonderfully idiosyncratic work of imaginative autobiography is a warmly human, touchingly bittersweet parting gift from one of cinema’s most luminous talents.

BLOW-UP

Michelangelo Antonioni [1966]
Running time: 111 min
Showtime: Tuesday 20/10, 8pm
Location: Cinema Edison