Since long time ago cinephile regular “users” of the Filmoteca de Cataluña have been asking to open during the month of August. This year, with the opening of new facilities in the district of Raval, this historic petition has been attended with an excellent programming that includes the centenary commemoration of the singer, director, actor and dancer Gene Kelly, and Sam Fuller, a director whose work went for genres like thriller or western. Apart from enjoying the films of such celebrities during the month of August the audience have also the opportunity to watch the best adult animation films of all time, from Jiri Trnka to Takahata, through Mariscal or Walt Disney himself.
For those who haven’t yet come to see the new building of the Filmoteca de Cataluña, located in the heart of the Raval, a few steps from the famous Ramblas of Barcelona and really close from the port, the month of August is a perfect time to get into one of its two screening rooms (called Chomón and Laya), into its library, into its exhibition hall (the current exhibition is El Raval en el Raval), into the specialized library or even in its cafeteria. Previously, the accessibility to the “filmo” was hindered by its location and lack of public transport with which you could get there. With the construction of these facilities, this massive and, needless to say, not inexpensive, centric building you can walk through the most emblematic areas of the city before or after enjoying the projections that offers the summer programming.
In the programming of August and until mid-September, you will also find oeuvres that’s prove the elegance and originality of Jacques Tourneur, a master of macabre suspense who reached its fame with films like “Cat People” (1942) or “Out of the Past” (1947). In the Filmoteca there is also room for children with Saturday sessions at 5pm.The programming for this weekend includes movies that are worth revisiting as “Singing in the Rain” (Gene Kelly, Saturday 4th of August at 9.30pm), or “Grave of the Fireflies” (Isao Takahata, Sunday 5th of August at 4.30pm). Are you going to miss them?For more information about our rental apartments in ShBarcelona visit our website.