Atòmica 2022

atòmica 2022

Director: Inés García
Country: Spain
Year of production: 2021
Duration: 76′
Language: German
Version: VO Spanish subtitles
Place: Filmoteca de Catalunya
Date: 24/2 at 19:30 and 2/3 at 19:30
Recital session: the screening on 24/2 will feature live music with Oriol Mallart, baritone, and Carmen Santamaría, pianist. With the presence of the director.
Premiere in Catalonia
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Synopsis: The artist and filmmaker Inés García (Bilbao, 1983) revisits the Winterreise (Winter Journey) by Franz Schubert, the founding composer of Romanticism. These songs for piano and voice, written at the end of his life and based on 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller, narrate the wanderings of a walker wounded by love through a snowy landscape. With a 16mm camera, the artist delves into the difficult art of translating music and its moods into images, composing a version that is as poetic as it is moving.
Festivals: DocumentaMadrid.

Director: Vincent Meessen
Country: Belgium, France
Year of production: 2021
Duration: 108′
Language: French, Wolof, Chinese
Version: VO Catalan subtitles
Place: Filmoteca de Catalunya
Date: 26/2 at 19:30 and 1/3 at 16:30
Spanish Premiere
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Synopsis: Extraordinary portrait of Omar Blondin Diop, Senegalese militant and intellectual, and J.L. Godard’s actor in La Chinoise (1967), who died in a prison in his country under strange circumstances at the age of 27. The artist and filmmaker Vincent Meessen constructs a beautiful film that plays between film and metafilm, documentary and fiction, politics and cinema. It is a narration of different layers in which Omar’s life emerges, told collectively by his relatives, who recover this forgotten memory.
Festivals: Berlinale, DocLisboa, Ann Arbor, CPH:Dox, Hot Docs Toronto, Sheffield DocFest, FID Marseille, TBK Dakar, New York Film Festival, Viennale, TFF Torino, Pravo Ljudski Sarajevo, RID Montréal, BAFF Brussels, among others.

Director: Dominic Gagnon
Country: Canada
Year of production: 2021
Duration: 74′
Language: English, Chinese, French
Version: VO Spanish subtitles
Place: cinema Zumzeig
Date: 25/2 at 19:30 with the presence of the director
27/2 at 10:30 Master class Dominic Gagnon. Wired cinema
27/2 at 12:30 with the presence of the director
* 27/2, session with free consumption at the Bistrot
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Synopsis: Georges, a Frenchman living in China, shares videos on the internet to recount his experiences in a territory where he has put down roots, but which is still foreign to him. The author’s obsessive, singular and striking self-profiling will uncover the Orwellian limits of society.
Dominic Gagnon is a multidisciplinary artist from Quebec. A pioneer of social network appropriation cinema (RIP in pieces America, 2009), he has developed a filmography that currently includes seven feature films.
Festivals: Play-Doc Tui, Festival dei Popoli Firenze.
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Director: Payal Kapadia
Country: India, France
Year of production: 2021
Duration: 96′
Language: Bengali, Hindi
Version: VO Spanish subtitles
Place: cinema Zumzeig
Date: 26/2 at 17:00 and 27/2 at 19:30
Premiere in Catalonia
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Synopsis: Young filmmaker Payal Kapadia’s first feature film is a hypnotic love story that flows through mysterious letters written by student L to student K. Both residents of the country’s Institute of Cinema and Film, they suffer a situation convoluted by caste differences and the weight of tradition. As the words pour out, impressive student protests grow in the face of a corrupt, unjust and repressive system. A hybrid story full of dreams, passion and revolt, an extraordinary essay in which Marker and Pasolini, among others, resonate. A memorable impression of contemporary India.
Awards: Oeil d’or Cannes 2021, Amplify Voices Toronto IFF, Best Film Festival de Mar del Plata, Special Jury Prize RID Montréal, among others.
Festivals: FID Marseille, New York Film Festival, Busan IFF, Valdivia IFF, Ulaanbaatar IFF, Viennale, JI.Hlava, Festival de Cine Europeo de Sevilla, Zinebi, Muestra de cine de Lanzarote, IDFA, Lussas, Entrevues Belfort, Singapore IFF, among others.

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