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PREAMBULS. Cinema i transició. Pere Balaña

— A debate with Carlos Losilla, moderated by Lluis Miñarro.

Tuesday 23 May 2017, 6 pm

'El último sabado'. Pere Balaña 1966, 81 min / VE

Lluís Miñarro proposes the projection of three emblematic movies of the Catalan Cinema and a series of debates on the unsuccessful transitions of the Spanish State towards the Democracy.

This cycle consists of the screening of three landmark films of Catalan cinema, accompanied by a series of debates on the Spanish state’s failed transitions towards democracy. From the 1960s onwards, the most politically committed sectors of Catalan society received the cultural influence of other countries. Some filmmakers shifted from the official trends and began to produce a different type of cinema, both in terms of form and content. Pere Balañài Bonvehí (Barcelona, 1925-1995) was a rare filmmaker, the director of one, little-known film, representative of the changes that were starting to show in a society then governed by the Opus Dei politicians. Antoni Padrós (Terrassa, 1937) offers an anarchic and provocative outlook, produced in a marginalised situation and ignored by the cinema industry and the intelligentsia. Pere Portabella (Figueres, 1929) works to this day in proposals that protest against the status quo, exploring video’s many expressive possibilities.

Programme

Directed by Pere Balañà i Bonvehí Catalunya | 1966 | 81 min | VE
Peter and Balañà Bonvehí is a rare filmmaker, director of a single film little-known representative of the changes already announced in society of that time, managed by politicians of Opus Dei. The film is a true testimony about the social problems of second generation of immigrants nationwide, with new forms of materialistic life than their parents and marked by a growing uprooting.