4 - 18 July
SUMMER FILM SERIES 2018. CINEMA AS CELEBRATION
Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Galician Centre of Contemporary Art (CGAC), this year the Compostela Cinema Club is running a special edition of summer cinema with a selection of five films based on celebrations, involving very different perspectives and circumstances. The films will be shown throughout July, on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 p.m., offering you the opportunity to enjoy great films outdoors—either in the CGAC buildings, the Museo do Pobo Galego, or in the San Domingos de Bonaval Park.
‘The building is being decked out, everyone is getting ready for the banquet. There's a celebration going on, the lights are on, the cameras have been set up to record the event and the big screen is ready to show it to us. Let’s think of cinema as a party, as a collective act, as a consensual social gathering that allows people to meet up and enjoy an event collectively. The rite of an encounter between peers and strangers around a screening. Films as celebrations—that is what this is all about.
What we are going to do in July is bring back summer cinema to celebrate the CGAC’s 25th anniversary, and this film season is joining in the celebration with a series of films that revolve around the idea of parties. A party as a meeting between both familiar people and strangers, as a backdrop for the unexpected and the improbable, with guests like Peter Sellers, capable of turning a stuffy evening-do into a wild spree, with hurdles and constant surprises like those that prevent six pretentious members of the upper class from managing to sit down quietly and enjoy their dinner.
And the desire to have fun cannot be repressed, as is the case when a group of friends meet in Newton Haven to resume the unfinished party from 20 years before, and not even apocalyptic events can stop it from happening. And what better reason to celebrate something than anniversaries?
Like the 90th anniversary of Grandma Sakae, a traditional symbol in her country, or Francisco’s 30th birthday, which makes him ask himself who he is and where his life is going. All of them and all of us are invited to this collective cinematographic celebration of the implausible and the wacky. Let's toast those being honoured!’
Julio Vilariño Cabezas
WEDNESDAY, 4 JULY
USA, 1968 / 99 min / Director: Blake Edwards / Screenplay: Blake Edwards, Tom Waldman, Frank Waldman / Cast: Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Marge Champion, J. Edward McKinley, Natalia Borisova, Fay McKenzie, Jean Carson, Al Checco, Corinne Cuele, Dick Crockett / Universal
Hrundi V. Bakshi, an unknown Indian actor, finds himself filming a blockbuster in the desert. Tired of his constant blunders, the film crew decide to fire him, but instead of placing him on the black list, the studio boss adds him to the guest list to a sophisticated party organised by his wife. Due to Hrundi's clumsiness, the wackiest situations will occur thoughout the evening
THURSDAY, 5 JULY
Sama Wozu (Summer War)
Japan, 2009 / 114 min / Director: Mamoru Hosoda / Screenplay: Satoko Okudera / Cartoon / Universal
Kenji Koise, is a shy 17-year-old young man from Tokyo. When summer arrives, his high school classmate, Natsuki Shinohara, invites him to spend the rest of the holidays at her family's house, to impersonate her boyfriend at her great-grandmother Sakae’s 90th birthday party. Shortly after arriving at the Shinohara family home, Kenji will begin to receive a series of mysterious messages apparently related to a global crisis that will radically change everyone's lives.
WEDNESDAY, 11 JULY
Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie)
France/Italy/Spain, 1972 / 100 min / Director: Luis Buñuel / Screenplay: Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière / Cast: Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Stéphane Audran, Michel Piccoli, Bulle Ogier, Julien Bertheau, Milena Vukotic, Maria Gabriella Maione, Claude Piéplu, Muni, François Maistre, Pierre Maguelon, Maxence Mailfort / Universal
The ambassador of Miranda, Mr Rafael Costa, Mr and Mrs Thévenot and Florence, sister of Madame Thévenot, are invited to dinner at Sénechals’ house. Because of a misunderstanding, the six decide to spend the evening in a restaurant, but when they arrive, they cannot dine because the owner of the place has died. From that moment on, the meetings of this select group of bourgeois will always be interrupted by strange circumstances—some real and other fruits of their imagination
THURSDAY, 12 JULY
The World’s End
United Kingdom, 2013 / 106 min / Director: Edgar Wright / Screenplay: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg / Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike, David Bradley, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Smiley, Reece Shearsmith, Darren Boyd, Mark Heap / Not recommended for children under 12
Gary King, who is over forty and has not yet overcome adolescence, instigates four childhood friends to meet up in their hometown after 20 years, determined to achieve a feat that two decades ago they never managed to complete: a pub crawl going round twelve pubs and ending at the famous The World's End. But, while the friends try to reconcile past and present, they begin to realise that maybe they should worry more about the future. Their own and that of all humanity.
WEDNESDAY, 18 JULY
A cara que mereces (The Face you Deserve)
Portugal, 2004 / 108 min / Director: Miguel Gomes / Screenplay: Telmo Churro, Miguel Gomes, Manuel Chicos / Cast: José Airosa, Gracinda Nave, Sara Graça, Miguel Barroso, João Nicolau, Ricardo Gross, Rui Catalão / Not recommended for children under 12
‘Until you are 30 you have the face that God gave you, then you have the face you deserve.’ Due to the identity crisis produced by his thirtieth birthday, Francisco decides take refuge in a cabin in the middle of the forest along with seven of his friends. Facing many difficulties while finding his place in an adult world that appears hostile to him, Francisco protects himself in a fantasy microcosmos built from memories, fictions and cinema references.
MANAGEMENT: Julio Vilariño Cabezas, Cineclube de Compostela
COORDINATOR: Virginia Villar
Admission free. The films will be shown in their original versions with subtitles in Spanish. If it is raining, the films will be shown in the CGAC auditorium.