This year’s theme is: Gender of Genres: New Film Genres in Catalan Cinema. Genres are arbitrary, provisional, and cultural divisions. In this festival, we aim to explore how Catalan women filmmakers are deconstructing these categorizations, by showing films that have been industry-labeled as: comedy, melodrama, coming of age, etc.
STUDENTS OF UMASS: Enroll in the Catalan Film Festival and earn 1 class credit! This is an awesome opportunity to join together and watch Catalan Cinema. All you need to do is come to the 5 sessions (all in the week of November, from 11/5-11/9), write a three-page reflection, and enjoy snacks, movies, and community! Also -- don't be intimidated by the language -- all of the films will have subtitles. To earn class credit: Sign up for the class in Spire: 597T-01 Catalan Cinema.
11/5. Penèlope, dir. Eva Vila
Master class with filmmaker in ILC s412 at 4:00-6:00pm
Introduction and Q&A with filmmaker in ILC s240 at 6:30pm
11/6. Maria (and Everybody Else), dir. Nely Reguera
11/7. The Next Skin, dir. Isa Campo & Isaki Lacuesta
11/8. Requirements to Be a Normal Person, dir. Leticia Dolera
11/9. Brava, dir. Roser Aguilar
Original versions w/ English subtitles. Some of the movies are rated R.
Food and soda will be available before the screenings.
* Catalan Film Director, Scriptwriter and Musician Eva Vila will also offer a Master Class on her documentaries ("B-side: Music in Barcelona" (2008), "El espacio de uno mismo" (2009), "Bajarí" (2011)) and feature film "Penèlope" (2017). Since 2003 Eva Vila coordinates the Masters in Creative Documentary of the Univerisity Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
Open to the public -- in Spanish -- Monday, November 5, 2018 @ 4:00-6:00 in ILC S412, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sponsored by: Institut Ramon Llull - Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies, UMass Amherst - Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, UMass Amherst - Modern European Studies Program, UMass Amherst - Spanish and Portuguese Program, UMass Amherst - Translation Center, UMass Amherst - Programa de Estudios Hispánicos Córdoba, Smith College