Some forty titles will be screened in July and August
The cinema was one of the fundamental mass phenomena of the 20th century and, like all mass movements, suffered widespread censorship on political, religious and moral grounds. Barcelona’s Filmoteca Film Institute is scheduling a film cycle titled The Cracks in Censorship, in which all of the films screened were censored – in some cases through cutting scenes, in others through adaptations made by directors to the screenplay, while in others the authorities simply banned the film outright.
The cycle is scheduled to begin on the 1st of July with a series of short films by the Swedish, Barcelona-based filmmaker Erika Lust, a pioneer in feminist pornography. Lust will be present in person at the screenings to present her films. Other highlights include The Devils by Ken Russell, Il conformist by Bernardo Bertolucci, Tystnaden by Ingmar Bergman and Baby Doll by Elia Kazan, a film made in 1956 which was screened in Spain some 26 years later due to its erotic content.
The Cracks in Censorship
When: 1 July to 31 August.
Where: Filmoteca de Catalunya.
Price: €4 general, €3 concessions.
Additional information is available from the Filmoteca de Catalunya website.
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