There is no better way of spending a summer night in the city than enjoying one of the open-air film sessions that are organized at Montjuïc Castle. This year, the programme includes three sessions designed specially with festivalgoers in mind, on a theme related to the Mediterranean. Lend an ear because there is music too!
For more information:
Nits Grec Mediterrani
30 June: Opening night of Sala Montjuïc
8.45 p.m. Concert: Renaldo & Clara
The musical project led by Clara Viñals has just released a second disc, Els afores, an album that is a master class in brilliant optimistic pop.
10 p.m. Short: Timecode, by Juanjo Giménez Peña, Spain, 2016
Two security guards working different shifts in the car park of an office block find a very original way of communicating with one another.
10.30 p.m. Film: La propera pell (The Next Skin), by Isaki Lacuesta and Isa Campos, Spain, 2016
An adolescent returns to the village where he was born and is reunited with his mother and relatives after disappearing for eight years. The Catalan directors construct a story about memory, identity, doubt and fear that takes the form of a thriller.
Concert: Yacine & The Oriental Groove
A multicultural group led by Yacine, together with the Greek oud player Yannis Papaioannou. The rest of the band are Ertugrul, from Turkey, on saxophone, the Amazigh Algerian Massinissa Aït-Ahmed on bass and guitar, and Dani Clavera on drums. Music from here and everywhere, combining electronic, Algerian folk, Western pop, funk and melodies from Greece.
10 p.m. Short: Ringo, by Adrià Pagès, Spain, 2016
Grandmother Irene confesses that she is not grandmother Irene but … Ringo Starr! Is it a case of senile dementia or is she possessed by a spirit?
10.15 p.m. Film: Omar, by Hany Abu-Assad, Palestine, 2013
After directing Paradise Now and going to live in the USA for a while the Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad constructs a new story in today’s Palestine. The film is a well-worked thriller that uses a love story to explain the political paranoia typical of this territory. Uncertainty, conflict, tension, betrayal and love.
8.45 p.m. Concert: Gökhan Sürer Quartet
In 2013 the Turkish artist living in Barcelona Gökhan Sürer formed his own project, the Gökhan Sürer Quartet, which plays modern arrangements of songs from different cultures of Anatolia such as the Turkish, the Byzantine and the Armenian, with touches of different musical styles like jazz, funk and rock.
10 p.m. Short: Tiger, by Aina Clotet, Spain, 2016
A young couple about to have their first child lose their cat. And this circumstance will bring to light the differences between them.
10.15 p.m. Film: Mustang, by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, France, 2015
The opera prima of a Turkish-French director that talks about the patriarchy in Turkey, based on the story of some sisters in a rural family. Or the struggle between the Eastern and Western cultures that coexist in the same country, and between the power of religious traditions and modernity and the supposed freedom of Western culture.
Remember that these are just some of the notable proposals in this year’s programme, but there are lots more:
Wednesday 5 July
Concert: WOM Trio (jazz, pop)
Film: La La Land (USA, 2016) by Damien Chazelle
Friday 7 July
Concert: Rocío Seligrat Quartet (jazz, funk)
Film: The Revenant (USA, 2015), by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Wednesday 12 July
Concert: C’est Si Bon Band (jazz, swing)
Film: Spotlight (USA, 2015), by Tom McCarthy
Friday 14 July
Concert: Mathilde Toussaint Quartet (jazz)
Film: The Apartment (USA, 1960), by Billy Wilder
Wednesday 19 July
Concert: Big Pocket Orquestra (soundtracks revisited)
Film: Captain Fantastic (USA, 2015), by Matt Ross
Friday 21 July
Concert: Virginia & The Woolfs (black music of the fifties, sixties and seventies, and soul)
Film: The Hateful Eight (USA, 2015), by Quentin Tarantino
Friday 28 July
A screening of The General (USA, 1926), by Buster Keaton, accompanied by live music played by a chamber ensemble made up of musicians from the El Vallès Symphony Orchestra and a jazz trio, conducted by Guerassim Voronkov.
Prior to the cine-concert, a string quartet from the VSO will play a set of film soundtracks.
Wednesday 2 August
Concert: Monique Makon Sextet (jazz, rock, rhythm & blues)
Film: Manhattan (USA, 1979), by Woody Allen
Friday 4 August
Concert: Urutaú (world music)
Film: surprise film
One of the most popular open-air cinemas in the city, at Montjuïc castle, includes three Grec Nights dedicated to the Mediterranean.
How to get there
Accessible venue for people with reduced mobility
- This activity is part of the Grec_Activitats
- Start date
- End date
- Castell de Montjuïc
- Original version with subtitles in Spanish or English
- 6,50 €