Films on literature and history from around the world at Cinemes Verdi.
It's only been three years since the first Festival Internacional de Cinema de Barcelona-Sant Jordi (or BCN Film Fest) but it seems like it's always been around. In just a few years, the festival has grown bigger than some film events that have taken place in the city for much longer. And it's no coincidence that it takes place on Sant Jordi: this festival offers a selection of films from around the world, all associated with literature and history, in a broad sense. Above all, they pay special attention to the Selecció Oficial, which is normally film adaptations of literary works, productions with a historical background and biographic pieces on significant historical figures.
BCN Film Fest will open with Litus, a new film by Dani de la Orden, based on a play by Marta Buchaca. The final film will be much more international, with the latest hit from the Coen brothers, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, based on the story of Stewart Edward White, which hasn't been released yet in our city. Between these two, there will be screenings of a wide variety of films, including Edmond (Alexis Michalik), Hotel Mumbai (Anthony Maras), Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (Salvador Simó), Staff Only (Neus Ballús), The Great Buster (Peter Bogdanovich) and many more. Festival Internacional de Cinema de Barcelona-Sant Jordi will be held from 22 to 30 April, mostly at Cinemes Verdi, although there will be some activities at Filmoteca de Catalunya and CaixaForum.
Tickets for most sessions cost €2.80, but some are more expensive and some are free. You can get your tickets on the festival website.
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