Institut Ramon LLull

The Cicle Gaudí de cinema becomes international with film screenings in Mexico.

Cinema.  22/02/2023

The Catalan Film Academy, the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia in Mexico, and The Institut Ramon Llull will bring Catalan cinema all year round to the Tonalá cinema in the Mexican capital from February 24th. Sis dies corrents, Chavalas, La Vampira de Barcelona, Els dies que vindran and Toscana are the first featuring films of the program.

The Gaudí Cicle becomes international with presence in Mexico in 2023. The circuit of regular cinema exhibitions, launched by the Catalan Film Cinema, consolidates its internationalization project from February 24th, accompanied by the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia in Mexico and Central America and The Institut Ramon Llull. The first film of the program is Sis dies corrents by Neus Ballús, winner of five Gaudí awards in 2022, including Best film, Best Direction, and Best Actor in a Leading and Supporting role.

With this new alliance, the Cicle Gaudí crosses the Atlantic and programs Catalan cinema regularly outside Catalonia. Previously, the cycle had seasons in Alghero, with an annual selection of four Catalan productions subtitled in Italian (with the support from the delegation of the Generalitat de Catalunya in Alghero, Plataforma per la Llengua and the Società Umanitaria entity) and in Northern Catalonia, with a program of five films subtitled in French (in collaboration with the OPLC, Òmnium Cultural North Catalonia and the entities Ciné-rencontre and XECCA).

Cine Tonalá is a point of reference for independent cinema in the Mexican capital. The cinema will host monthly and all year round the screening of Catalan films with original versions with subtitles in Spanish. Following the opening of the cycle with Sis dies corrents by Neus Ballús, the program includes Chavalas (March) by Carol Rodríguez; La Vampira de Barcelona (April) by Lluís Danés; Els dies que vindran (May) by Carlos Marques-Marcet, and Toscana by Pau Durà (June).

The Gaudí Cicle, launched by the Catalan Film Academy six years ago for a regular exhibition of Catalan cinema, topped 45.000 viewers in 2022 in 100 cinemas in Catalonia.

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