Amat Escalante

The Filmoteca does justice to Amat Escalante

Coinciding with the D’A film festival, all of this Mexican director’s films will be screened in a cycle that features the presence of the director in person

Born in Barcelona in 1979, Amat Escalante has become one of the best-known names in the new cinema of Mexico, his country of adoption. In fact, for over a decade his films have been winning acclaim on the world independent film circuit, ever since his first film was features in the ‘Un certain regard’ section of the Cannes Festival in 2005. Escalante’s films are raw and hard-hitting, highly controversial, with elements of the noir genre playing a special function: that of accentuating the elements of social criticism contained in his work. If that sounds attractive to you, you can now see all of his film at the Filmoteca.

And that is, to some degree, doing to Amat Escalante because in over ten years none of his four feature length films, not to mentions his short films and documentaries, have premiered at a Spanish cinema. For that reason, coinciding with the director’s visit to the D’A Festival, the Filmoteca is screening all of his films. And the director himself wil be attending the screening of “La región salvaje” on 28 April. Until 5 May, film fans will also have the chance to see “Heli” (29 April, once again with Escalante in attendance), “Sangre”, the documentary “Revolución” and “Los bastardos”.

Additional information is available on the Filmoteca de Catalunya website.

Publication date: Wednesday, 26 April 2017
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