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Maria by Callas

A week of films, literature and life

A new edition of the BCN Film Fest is beginning at Verdi cinemas, featuring films based on literature and history.

The BCN Film Fest is a unique attempt to bring together the world of film and books, specialising especially in adaptations of works of literary fiction and big-screen adaptations of historical events and biopics. All of the action is scheduled to take place at Cinemes Verdi and the opening film for this second edition is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, about the bonds established by a writer on the island in the aftermath of the Second World War. The film’s director, Mike Newell, will attend the screening.

The festival will run for a whole week, from Friday 20 April to Friday 27 April and will feature some 40 film titles, organised in thematic sections. For example, Imprescindibles contains a brief cycle devoted to Ingmar Bergman, Art al cinema features documentaries on painters like Goya, Van Gogh and Caravaggio, while among the films chosen to compete in the official section are a new documentary on the life of Maria Callas, a drama depicting the relationship between Mary Shelley, the creator of Frankenstein, and her poet husband, and a biopic of the writer J.D. Salinger titled Rebel in the Rye.

The full programme can be consulted at the following link.

Publication date: Monday, 16 April 2018
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