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Cinéspectacle: La Gioconda (Liceu Barcelona)
OPERA IN FOUR ACTS
CONDUCTOR: Guillermo García Calvo
STAGE DIRECTOR, SET DESIGN, COSTUMES: Pier Luigi Pizzi
CHOREOGRAPHY: Gheorghe Iancu
LIGHTING: Massimo Gasparon
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Conxita Garcia
CAST
Iréne Theorin (Gioconda)
Dolora Zajick (Laura Adorno)
Ildebrando d’Arcangelo (Alvise Badoero)
María José Montiel (La Cieca)
Brian Jagde (Enzo Grimaldo)

Symphony orchestra and chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
DURATION: 3 h 55 approx

Less known as a whole than some of its individual pieces, Ponchielli’s most famous opera takes nonetheless its place as a favourite in Liceu. With its 230 artists on stage and in the pit, it is a prime example of Italian grande opera.

In 17 th -century Venice, Enzo Grimaldo has abandoned the unfortunate Gioconda – whose mother, La Cieca, is accused of witchcraft – and is now in love with Laura, the wife of Alvise. This emblematic work, from the period between Verdi’s heyday and the dawn of Verismo, is the best known of Amilcare Ponchielli’s operas. In addition to the famous “Dance of the Hours” and Gioconda’s suicide aria, La Gioconda contains many other superbly lyrical examples of post- Romantic sensibility. The masterful orchestration and the vocal writing of roles such as Laura, La Cieca, Enzo Grimaldo and Barnaba, are other key facets. The distinguished cast will be headed by Iréne Theorin, hailed as one of the best dramatic sopranos of our times, who has earned long ovations at the Liceu for her performances in Wagnerian roles. Now she appears in Barcelona once more to give us her long-awaited Gioconda.
 
Matin au Parc: Phantom Boy
Our new movie of the season! From the same directors as A CAT IN PARIS, this colourful film will make you fly in the streets of New York on a background of adventure!

Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city's power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo's phantom powers and Alex's detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction.

Benshi advices, website exclusively dedicated to children movies:

For which public?
6 years old and up. The film will also delight children up to 10 years.

Good reasons to see the movie
• For the originality of a detective film, fantastic and intimate
• Travelling in a pictorial and colourful New York
• To playfully address a serious and touching topic
• For the wink to Hitchcock’s REAR WINDOW
Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol
 
Minuit au Parc:The Last Temptation of Christ (STF)
The story of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and its aftermath are the subject of this sometimes iconoclastic but always passionate religious drama. On its initial release, the film was the center of a notable controversy, thanks to protests from fundamentalists objecting to the film's unconventional depiction of Jesus.

« Here is a film that engaged me on the subject of Christ's dual nature, that caused me to think about the mystery of a being who could be both God and man. I cannot think of another film on a religious subject that has challenged me more fully. The film has offended those whose ideas about God and man it does not reflect. But then, so did Jesus. » -Roger Ebert

« A sincere, typically ambitious and imaginative work from America's most provocatively intelligent film-maker. » -Time Out
Martin Scorsese
 
Diamantino (STA)
Diamantino, the world's premiere soccer star loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification, and the hunt for the source of genius.
Gabriel Abrantes,Daniel Schmidt
Special event
Post-screening discussion
22 April 2019  17:15
Exarcheia, le chant des oiseaux (STA)
EXARCHEIA takes you on a dreamy nocturnal stroll through one of Greece’s most politically active neighbourhoods, situated in the heart of Athens, just below the Acropolis. In this lively and mythical space, you meet a coterie of characters whose ideals and aspirations are in constant flux. Set against the backdrop of the economic crisis, EXARCHEIA is a poetical and polyphonic essay that dives into a place where living together is first and foremost a matter of shared speech and hopes held in suspense.
Nadine Gomez
 
High Life (STF)
Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system.The crew death-row inmates led by a doctor with sinister motives has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole. A staggering and primal film about love and intimacy, suffused with anguished memories of a lost Earth, High Life is a haunting, thrilling achievement from visionary director Claire Denis.
Claire Denis
 
Original multilingual version subtitled in French
13 ans +
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Sunset (STF)
1913, Budapest, in the heart of Europe. The young Irisz Leiter arrives in the Hungarian capital with high hopes to work as a milliner at the legendary hat store that belonged to her late parents. She is nonetheless sent away by the new owner, Oszkár Brill. While preparations are under way at the Leiter hat store, to host guests of uttermost importance, a man abruptly comes to Irisz, looking for a certain Kálmán Leiter. Refusing to leave the city, the young woman follows Kálmán’s tracks, her only link to a lost past. Her quest brings her through the dark streets of Budapest, where only the Leiter hat store shines, into the turmoil of a civilization on the eve of its downfall.
László Nemes
 
Woman at War (STA)
Halla is a committed undercover eco-terrorist trying to save Iceland’s natural landscapes from industrialist destruction, but when a long-desired child becomes available for adoption, she must choose between the greater good and her own dreams.
Benedikt Erlingsson
 
The Beach Bum (STF)
Preceded by the short film VILLE PLATTE (9 min) by Laurence Baz Morais, as part of Plein(s) Écran(s) en salle.

THE BEACH BUM follows the hilarious misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious rogue who always lives life by his own rules. Co-starring Snoop Dog, Zac Efron, and Isla Fisher, THE BEACH BUM is a refreshingly original and subversive new comedy from director Harmony Korine (Kids, Spring Breakers).
Harmony Korine
 

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Italian subtitled in English
Release date :
24 April 2019
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Cinéspectacle: La Gioconda (Liceu Barcelona)
OPERA IN FOUR ACTS
CONDUCTOR: Guillermo García Calvo
STAGE DIRECTOR, SET DESIGN, COSTUMES: Pier Luigi Pizzi
CHOREOGRAPHY: Gheorghe Iancu
LIGHTING: Massimo Gasparon
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Conxita Garcia
CAST
Iréne Theorin (Gioconda)
Dolora Zajick (Laura Adorno)
Ildebrando d’Arcangelo (Alvise Badoero)
María José Montiel (La Cieca)
Brian Jagde (Enzo Grimaldo)

Symphony orchestra and chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
DURATION: 3 h 55 approx

Less known as a whole than some of its individual pieces, Ponchielli’s most famous opera takes nonetheless its place as a favourite in Liceu. With its 230 artists on stage and in the pit, it is a prime example of Italian grande opera.

In 17 th -century Venice, Enzo Grimaldo has abandoned the unfortunate Gioconda – whose mother, La Cieca, is accused of witchcraft – and is now in love with Laura, the wife of Alvise. This emblematic work, from the period between Verdi’s heyday and the dawn of Verismo, is the best known of Amilcare Ponchielli’s operas. In addition to the famous “Dance of the Hours” and Gioconda’s suicide aria, La Gioconda contains many other superbly lyrical examples of post- Romantic sensibility. The masterful orchestration and the vocal writing of roles such as Laura, La Cieca, Enzo Grimaldo and Barnaba, are other key facets. The distinguished cast will be headed by Iréne Theorin, hailed as one of the best dramatic sopranos of our times, who has earned long ovations at the Liceu for her performances in Wagnerian roles. Now she appears in Barcelona once more to give us her long-awaited Gioconda.
 
Original multilingual version subtitled in French
Release date :
25 April 2019
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RIDM+ présente: M
Filmed in Yiddish, M is a journey to the heart of Bnei Brak, world capital of the Haredim, the ultra-Orthodox Jews, “God-fearing” in Hebrew. This is where Menahem Lang grew up. He was known for his kindness, his commitment to Talmud school and especially his golden voice, which made him a renowned performer of liturgical chants. At the age of twenty, however, he broke with this pious life and moves to Tel Aviv, for the child with the bright smile was hiding a secret: for years, he was raped by members of the community that worshipped him. Menahem succeeds in opening the door to this forbidden world. This return to the scene of the crime is also a return to the places he loved, a path of initiation sprinkled with incredible encounters, recovered rituals, a reconciliation. As though drawn towards a magnet, those who experienced the same ordeal as him reveal themselves and dare to speak, driving away the haunting of the “galgal”, the vicious circle that has transformed victims of rape into rapists since the dawn of time.
 
English 
13 ans +
Release date :
26 April 2019
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Diane
In his narrative film debut, Kent Jones brings us the story of Diane, a widowed, altruistic septuagenarian whose life is dictated by the needs of others. She fills her days serving food to the homeless, visiting ailing friends in the last years of their lives, and, most centrally, desperately attempting to reach her drug-addicted son, despite his repeated efforts to push her away. But as these pieces of her existence begin to wither and fade, she finds herself forced to look at her own identity—and memories she’d sooner forget than face.
 
English 
En attente de classement
Release date :
26 April 2019
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Everything Outside (STF)
An unlikely relationship between a renowned French-Canadian artist in her sixties and a younger Lebanese actor from Toronto flourishes in the confines of a remote lake house until the realities of the outside world, personal and societal, put it to test.
SPECIAL EVENT
Presented by A LA RENCONTRE DU CINÉMA IRANIEN
28 April 2019  17:00
Persian subtitled in English
Release date :
28 April 2019
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Iran: Rahman 1400 (STA)
The comedy tells the story of Rahman, portrayed by Saeed Aqakhani, who is facing severe financial problems and difficulties.
He intends to ask for help from a company managed by Mr. Jalousi, played by Mehran Modiri. However, Mr. Jalousi writes him a cheque for 2021; and there the story begins.
$15 for all. Moviecards are not accepted.
 
Russian subtitled in English
Release date :
01 May 2019
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Cinéspectacle: Lady Macbeth in Mzensk (Bastille)
Music: Dimitri Shostakovich
Libretto: Alexandre Preis and Dimitri Shostakovich
After: Nikolaï Leskov
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Director: Krzysztof Warlikowski
Set design: Krzysztof Warlikowski
Costume design: Małgorzata Szczęśniak
Lighting design: Felice Ross
Choreography: Claude Bardouil
Scenography: Christian Longchamp
Chorus master: José Luis Basso

Of Shostakovich’s initial undertaking – a trilogy on the tragic destinies of Russian women through the ages – only one opera was ever written: the hard-hitting Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Although one of the mainsprings of the work, the Shakespearean parallel is here bitterly ironic: unlike Lady Macbeth, Katerina Ismailova who, in the remote reaches of rural 19th century Russia, falls in love with one of her husband’s employees and is finally forced to commit suicide, is less a manipulator than a victim of a violent and patriarchal society. Krzysztof Warlikowski liberates all the subversive power of this scorching and scandalous work, which marked the early years of the Opéra Bastille.
 
English 
En attente de classement
Release date :
03 May 2019
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The Brink
After leaving the Trump administration, embattled former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is free to peddle influence as a perceived kingmaker in an effort to spread his brand of extreme nationalism to the rest of the world. Tracking his moves through the 2018 American mid-term elections, director Alison Klayman’s startling fly-on-the-wall documentary sheds light on Bannon’s efforts to mobilize and unify far-right parties, starting in Europe with controversial figures like Nigel Farage, Jérôme Rivière, Matteo Salvini, Filip Dewinter and Kent Ekeroth.
 
English 
En attente de classement
Release date :
10 May 2019
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Hail Satan\?
What is the Satanic Temple? Is it religion? A cult? Performance art? Acclaimed filmmaker Penny Lane gains unprecedented access to this enigmatic movement, which has grown to over 100,000 members around the world in just five years. HAIL SATAN? explores the Temple's fight for equality, its focus on community, and its devilish sense of humor. In an era when founding principles and institutions can't be trusted to work on behalf of all people, these progressive Satanic crusaders advocate to save the soul of a nation.
 
English subtitled in French
En attente de classement
Release date :
10 May 2019
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Tolkien (STF)
TOLKIEN explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the fellowship apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.
 
English subtitled in French
En attente de classement
Release date :
17 May 2019
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Noureev (STF)
A young man of just 22, dressed in a black beret and a dark narrow suit, is on an airplane flying from St Petersburg to Paris. It is 1961 and Rudolf Nureyev, not yet the imperious figure of legend, is a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, travelling for the first time outside the Soviet Union. Parisian life delights Nureyev and the young dancer is eager to consume all the culture, art and music the dazzling city has to offer. But the KGB officers who watch his every move become increasingly suspicious of his behavior and his friendship with the young Parisienne Clara Saint. When they finally confront Nureyev with a shocking demand, he is forced to make a heart-breaking decision, one that may change the course of his life forever and put his family and friends in terrible danger. From Nureyev’s poverty-stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, to his blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, to his arrival at the epicentre of western culture in Paris in the early 1960s and a nail-biting stand-off at the Le Bourget airport, “THE WHITE CROW” is the true story of an incredible journey by a unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever.
 
Italian subtitled in English
En attente de classement
Release date :
21 June 2019
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Dogman (STA)
Marcello, a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood. In an effort to reaffirm his dignity, Marcello will submit to an unexpected act of vengeance.
 
 
 

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