Contemporary Catalan Cinema
The Contemporary Catalan Cinema will present a representative selection of nine outstanding personalities of this Spanish region, many of which have been awarded prizes at major festivals. Among others, the selection includes Augustí Vila, winner of Karlovy Vary IFF; Isaki Lacuesta, winner of San Sebastian IFF; Sergio Caballero, already known to Cinematik visitors and winner of IFF Rotterdam; as well Albert Serra, enfant terrible of Catalan cinema and holder of the Golden Leopard from Locarno IFF. As Cinematik is eager to search for pearls in the waters of young cinema, the section programme also includes three strong debutes, among them the film La Plaga by Neus Ballús which, by mixing fiction with documentary, charmed the visitors at Berlinale and many other festivals.
The section Spain Magnified: Catalonia is organized in cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain, Generalitat de Catalunya, and the Catalan Films & TV.