It is a thematic series of viewings presented by critics, historians and directors. The programme is organised into double sessions, a kind of montage work based on films directed by Portabella and other films by Godard, Bergman, Straub/Huillet, Alexander Kluge, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Glauber Rocha, or films produced by Portabella, like those by Antonio Maenza or José Luis Guerín. This programme proposes certain thematic lines: a challenge to sight and illusionist cinematographic forms, image materialism, the questioning of forms of social identity and an exploration of the viewer's identification processes, an analysis of society and culture through reflection on aesthetic practices themselves; the state of image, memory, history and politics after the fall of the Wall. Finally, this expository project is an invitation to reflect on contemporary ways of narrating memory and history through audio-visual practices.


Thursday 1 February
Luis Buñuel: Un Chien andalou (An Andalusian Dog, 1929, 16 min.)
Pere Portabella: Vampir-Cuadecuc (1970, 75 min.)
Presented by Josep Torrell, a film historian and critic.

Saturday 10 February
Pier Paolo Pasolini: Porcile (Pigpen, 1968-69, 98 min.)
Glauber Rocha: Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (Black God, White Devil, 1964, 125 min.)
Presented by Gabriel Villota, an artist and lecturer in audio-visual media at the University of the Basque Country.

Friday 16 February
Jean-Marie Straub, Danièlle Huillet: Machorka-Muff (1962, 18 min.), Nicht Versöhnt, oder Es hilft nur Gewalt, wo Gewalt herrscht (Not Reconciled or Only Violence Helps Where Violence Rules, 1964-1965, 55 min.)
Paulino Viota: Contactos (1970, 64 min.)
Presented by Paulino Viota, the director.

Thursday 22 February
Jean-Luc Godard: Allemagne année 90 neuf zéro (Germany Year 90 Nine Zero, 1991, 62 min.)
Pere Portabella: Pont de Varsòvia/Puente de Varsovia (1989, 85 min.)
Presented by Santos Zunzunegui, a film historian and critic, and professor of audio-visual media at the University of the Basque Country.

Friday 2 March
Alexander Kluge: Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: Ratlos (The Artists in the Circus Dome, Clueless, 1968, 103 min.)
Pere Portabella: Umbracle (1971-1972, 85 min.)
Presented by Julio Pérez Perucha, a film historian and critic, and chairman of the Asociación Española de Historiadores de Cine.

Saturday 3 March
Ingmar Bergman: Persona/Manniskoätarna (Persona, 1966, 80 min.)
Pere Portabella: No contéis con los dedos/No compteu amb els dits (1967, 30 min.), Nocturno 29 (1968, 90 min.)
Presented by Gabriel Villota, an artist and lecturer in audio-visual media at the University of the Basque Country.

Friday 9 March
Antonio Maenza: fragments of the films El lobby contra el cordero (1967-68) and Orfeo filmado en el campo de batalla (1968-1969), and of the filming positives of Hortensia/Béance (1969)
Presented by Pere Portabella in the presence of other guests.

Saturday 10 March
Antoni Padrós: Lock-out (1973, 127 min.). Presented by Antoni Padrós, the director.
Antonio Artero: Yo creo que... (1974, 95 min.). Presented by Antonio Artero, the director.

Friday 16 March
Pere Portabella: Acció Santos (1973, 12 min.), Miró tapís (1973, 30 min.), Play-back (1970, 10 min.) and Miró l'altre (1969, 15 min.)
José Luis Guerín: Tren de sombras (1997, 80 min.)
Presented by José Luis Guerín, the director.

Saturday 24 March
Pere Portabella: Informe general sobre algunas cuestiones de interés para una proyección pública (1976, 2 hr. 50 min.). Complete unedited version, including sequences removed when originally edited.
Presented by Casimiro Torreiro, a film historian and critic, and lecturer in film history and image theory at the Media Faculty of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.



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