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José Manuel Lara Bosch, in the press conference of the last Planeta Award, one his last public appearances (by P. Cortina)

02 February 2015 09:20 PM

Planeta President’s death mourned by Catalan and Spanish political, business and cultural circles

José Manuel Lara Bosch, President and partial owner of the Barcelona-based Grupo Planeta – the world’s largest publisher in Spanish language – died on Saturday in the Catalan capital aged 68, after a long battle with...

Best Actor David Verdaguer, Best Actress Natalia Tena and Best Director Carlos Marques-Marcet, all of them from '10,000km' (by A. Martínez and C.C. Salellas)

02 February 2015 02:42 PM

‘Rastres de Sàndal’, ‘10,000 km’ and ‘El Niño’ win the top Gaudí Awards in a ceremony full of surprises

‘Rastres de Sàndal’ is named Best Film, ‘10,000 km’ obtains 5 awards and ‘El Niño’ fulfills part of its promise with 7 awards. ‘El Niño’, directed by Daniel...

The candidates to win a Gaudí Award this year, next to the new honourary members of the Catalan Cinema Academy (by ACN)

31 January 2015 07:34 PM

‘El Niño’ and ‘Stella Cadente’ lead the race for the Gaudí Awards, the Catalan ‘Oscars’

Catalan cinema is getting ready for the 7th edition of its annual ‘Oscars’ ceremony, the Gaudí Awards. The event, organised by the Catalan Film Academy, will take place next Sunday at the Sant Jordi...

Alicia Giménez Bartlett and Paco Camarasa before starting the book premiere at the Negra y Criminal bookshop (by M. Force)

28 January 2015 05:14 PM

BCNegra 2015 crime book festival welcomes bestsellers Sue Grafton, Anne Perry and Philip Kerr

The crime literary festival BCNegra will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Barcelona from 29th January to 7th February with distinguished authors, such as the British and American thriller writers Anne Perry and...

Part of the Empúries archeological site, next to the Mediterranean Sea (by Ajuntament de L'Escala)

27 January 2015 10:05 PM

Empúries ancient Greek ruins on the Costa Brava to be upgraded

A site known as the home of the best ancient Greek ruins outside of Greece is to be upgraded to improve access for visitors. The ruins were originally built in 575BC and work to develop the site has been ongoing for more than 20 years. The...

A caption from 'Nobody wants the night' (by Leandro Betancor)

26 January 2015 12:31 PM

Isabel Coixet to open 65th Berlin Film Festival with 'Nobody Wants the Night'

The Catalan film director Isabel Coixet, most known for her internationally proclaimed films ‘My Life Without You’ (2003) and ‘The Secret Life of Words’ (2005), has been selected to open this year’s upcoming Berlin...

Cesc Gelabert presenting 'Foot ball' at FC Barcelona's press room (by P. Cortina)

22 January 2015 12:07 AM

Dancer and choreographer Cesc Gelabert creates show with best FC Barcelona moves

Cesc Gelabert, a dancer and choreographer from Barcelona, premieres Foot-Ball on 22 January at the National Theatre of Catalonia. This show features seven dancers including Gelabert who express the way FC Barcelona play...

Lluís Pasqual (left) and Núria Espert (right) presenting their King Lear (by P. Cortina)

19 January 2015 07:55 PM

Top Catalan actress Núria Espert plays King Lear in its adaptation at Barcelona’s Teatre Lliure

Núria Espert, one of the most international and widely recognised theatre actresses in Catalonia, has taken on the role of Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ at the age of 79. This challenging project also means her return to...

'Violetes imperials' by Salvador Dalí (by T. Tàpia)

12 January 2015 09:31 PM

Dalí war painting purchased and exhibited by Figueres museum

The Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, which runs the surrealist genius’ museum in Figueres (near Catalonia’s Costa Brava and the French border), has purchased ‘Violetes imperials’ (‘Imperial...

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