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Cinema Alemany Actual opens its doors this Thursday

The exhibit will show the best of the last decade of German arthouse and independent cinema

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19 October 2017 03:51 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The Cinema Alemany Actual (Current German Cinema) exhibition will hold its 6th edition this year. The show opened on Thursday October 18 and will run until Sunday November 5 at the Filmoteca de Catalunya film archive in Barcelona. 10 of the best arthouse and independent cinema shot in the last decade in Germany.

The first film to kick off the event will be The Bloom of Yesterday (Die Blumen von Gestern) a moving vomedy about a German historian specialized in the Holocaust and a young French woman, daughter of Holocaust survivors.

The director of the Filmoteca de Catalunya, Esteve Riambau, noted that the last six years of the Cinema Alemany Actual means that the collaboration between the film archive and the event is working. “It’s an exciting way to discover what’s new in German cinema that comes to cinemas late or even not at all.”

At the Filmoteca, Riambau noted that they have complete trust in the films selected.  “There’s always care to find a space for fiction and documentaries, as well as for current and historical issues,” the director said.  

Bettina Bremme, the coordinator of the festival, also echoed that the movies to be projected this year will tackle contemporary issues in history, politics, and more. “It’s a very special selection,” Bremme explained, “with the seal of quality auteur cinema.”

Other films to be shown are names like Die Welt der Wunderlichs about a young mother and redemption, Beuys on the eponymous artist, The Council of Birds (Zerrumpelt Herz) taking place in 1920s Germany when a composer mysteriously disappears into the forest. Additionally, movie-goers will be able to see Herbert, starring a boxer battling a degenerative disease and Alki Alki, a tragicomedy about the struggle of addiction. 

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  • A still from the film 'Alki alki' at the Cinema Alemany Actual 2017 (by ACN)

  • A still from the film 'Alki alki' at the Cinema Alemany Actual 2017 (by ACN)