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The new wave of Catalan cinema comes to the Cinespaña Festival in Toulouse
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The period of pre-enrolment for the examinations for certification in Catalan opens
Visual Arts //  20/09/2017
Carles Guerra, co-curator of the exhibition about Harun Farocki in Berlin
Archit. & design //  05/10/2017
The City of Barcelona, guest of honour at the Buenos Aires International Biennial of Architecture
Foreign Offices
Cinema.  Los Angeles, New York,  18/05/2017

L.A. OLA - Spanish Contemporary Cinema Showcase features LES AMIGUES DE L’ÀGATA

LES AMIGUES DE L’ÀGATA, a four-hander final degree project, has been making friends on the Spanish indie circuit. AGATA’S FRIENDS is a conversation-based Catalan-language work of great promise which traces in claustrophobically intimate detail and with much subtlety the changing dynamics of the relationships between four girlfriends on the frontier between adolescence and adulthood. 


Agata and her friends are perhaps less interesting as characters than as representatives of a generation. There’s something superficial and empty about these hesitant, thoughtful conversations about boys and future uncertainties, with the whole adding up to a portrait of strong emotions with too little to work on, and of millennial lives with too little to look forward to.

Cast: Marta Canas, Carla Linares, Elena Martin, Victoria Serra

Directors-screenwriters-directors of photography-editors: Laia Alabart, Alba Cros, Laura Rius, Marta Verheyen

 

L.A. OLA is a showcase of the best contemporary independent cinema from Spain. The Spanish filmmaking scene is emerging as one of the most fertile and successful in Europe with a new generation of young Spanish filmmakers who are winning great acclaim at prestigious international film festivals.

 

PROGRAMMING L.A. OLA – Los Angeles

Thursday May 18

CINEMA CLUB AT THE MONTALBAN 

8:00pm: ESA SENSACIÓN by Juan Cavestany, Pablo Hernando and Julián Génisson + Q&A  

10.30pm: L.A. DRONES! - Concert

Friday May 19

ROOFTOP CINEMA CLUB AT THE MONTALBAN 

8:00pm: OLEG AND THE RARE ARTS / OLEG Y LAS RARAS ARTES by Andrés Duque

Saturday May 20

ECHO PARK FILM CENTER

5:00pm: Master class with Oliver Laxe

8:00pm: NO COW ON ICE / INGEN KO PÅ ISEN by Eloy Domínguez Serén

ROOFTOP CINEMA CLUB AT THE MONTALBAN 

9:00pm: DJ set Honey Power

10:00pm: ÀGATA’S FRIENDS / LES AMIGUES DE L’ÀGATA  by Alba Cros, Marta Verheyen, Laura Rius and Laia Alabart  + Q&A

Sunday May 21 

EGYPTIAN THEATER

5:00pm-6:20pm: Panel -  Women in the independent film industry in the US and Europe

7:30pm: MIMOSAS by Oliver Laxe  + Q&A

10:00pm: Closing cocktail

 

PROGRAMMING L.A. OLA: NYC EDITION

ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES

Friday June 2

6:30pm: ÀGATA’S FRIENDS / LES AMIGUES DE L’ÀGATA by Alba Cros, Marta Verheyen, Laura Rius and Laia Alabart + Q&A with Rocio Mesa and Laura Rius

* Short: LA DISCO RESPLANDECE / THE DISCO SHINES by Chema García Ibarra

8:00pm: ESA SENSACIÓN by Juan Cavestany, Pablo Hernando y Julián Génisson

* Short: DECORADO by Alberto Vázquez

10:00pm RECEPTION sponsored by Cervezas Alhambra

Saturday June 3

5:45pm: NO COW ON ICE / INGEN KO PÅ ISEN by Eloy Domínguez Serén

* Short: NEW MADRID by Natalia Marín

8:00pm: OLEG AND THE RARE ARTS / OLEG Y LAS RARAS ARTES by Andrés Duque

* Short: NUESTRA AMIGA LA LUNA / OUR FRIEND THE MOON by Velasco Broca

Sunday June 4

5:45pm: ÀGATA’S FRIENDS / LES AMIGUES DE L’ÀGATA by Alba Cros, Marta Verheyen, Laura Rius and Laia Alabart

* Short: LA DISCO RESPLANDECE / THE DISCO SHINES by Chema García Ibarra

8:00pm: MIMOSAS by Oliver Laxe

* Short: FAJR by Lois Patiño

*Short film program curated by Curtocircuito

 

 

LES AMIGUES DE L’ÀGATA by Alba Cros, Marta Verheyen, Laura Rius and Laia Alabart 

at L.A. OLA - Spanish Contemporary Cinema Showcase 

 

Los Angeles - May 18-21

The Egypthian Theater

The Montalban Rooftop

The Echo Park Film Center

 

New York - June 2-4

Anthology Film Archives

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