This year the cycle is paying tribute to the rebellious, dangerous women who have appeared in films.
The Gandules summer film cycle at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) has become a seasonal favourite in the city. This year, the feminist researcher María Castejón is in charge of choosing the films and her selection is full of rebels and mad and dangerous women, vampires and bad mothers.
The films will be screened in the Pati de les Dones at CCCB (though the action will move to the Hall in case of rain), and the cycle is set to run every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 to 24 August. The films on offer are very varied. For example, the opening screening on 8 August features Cary Grant and Mae West in I'm No Angel, dating from 1933. In contrast, a week later (on 15 August), Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas will be on the screen in the well-known Basic Instinct from 1992. But before that, we’ll have had the chance to see Johnny Guitar on 9 August, and Mahanagar on August 10. August 16 sees an imperfect mother and a problematic daughter struggling to keep in together in Xavier Dolan’s Mommy, while Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood, on 17 August, features a teenage girl gang.
The last week of the cycle sees the Japanese film from 1956 Street of Shame (Akasen Chitai), while the focus on the following day is on François Truffaut and his La mariée était en noir. The cycle will conclude with Miguel Albadalejo’s Nacidas para sufrir, (Born to Suffer) starring Adriana Ozores and Petra Martínez.
All films will be screened in their original language with subtitles and the sessions are scheduled to begin at 10pm. Admission is free but seating is limited.
Additional information is available here.
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