A new cinema opens in town, Zumzeig Cinema

The new venue boasts a bistro and will be dedicated to independent films such as "The Atomic Age", "Nostalgia for the light" or "Dragonslayer"

Contrary to the current trend for cinema closure in the city and throughout the country, Zumzeig Cinema will open its doors in the Sants-Montjuïc district (calle Béjar, 53) on the 4th of October. The venue boasts an on-site bistro and will offer a programme of original language, (Spanish or Catalan) subtitled films that are either considered as ‘fringe’, or are difficult to find on the commercial circuit.

In other words, Zumzeig Cinema will specialise in European auteur cinema, independent American film, documentaries and video-art and medium-length films and will focus on a more personal style of film making from both home-grown and foreign film makers. In the words of founder and director, Esteban Bernatas, “Zumzeig Cinema is an attempt to create a venue which contains the necessary ingredients for the spectators to feel themselves as something other than mere popcorn-poppers”.

Among the films programmed for the month of October are The Atomic Age, a film by Héléna Klots dealing with adolescent insecurities, Dragonslayer, a documentary by Tristan Patterson about a young skater in the Californian suburbs, Nostalgia for the light, a film by Patrick Guzmán that reflects on the former Chilean dictatorship using astronomy as a metaphor for examining our past, Encirclement. Neo-liberalism ensnares democracy, in which Richard Brouilette portrays the imposition of this ideology, and The Wishful Thinkers, a fictional film with echoes of nouvelle vague by Jonás Trueba.

Also confirmed for future screenings are Camille Claudel 1915 (Bruno Dumont), Post Tenebras Lux (Carlos Reygadas), Two Years at Sea (Ben Rivers) and Wrong Cops (Quentin Dupieux).

Publication date: Wednesday, 02 October 2013
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