Brossa was a loyal cinema fan, and Hitchcock was one of his favourite directors.
Joan Brossa often went to Filmoteca de Catalunya, seeing films almost daily when this cinema was still on Travessera de Gràcia and always sitting in the same seat. The bonds between this cinema and the artist were so tight that the former decided to pay tribute to him in its new location with one red seat amidst all the other black ones. To commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the Catalan artist’s birth, 2019 has been named Brossa Year, and the Filmoteca has organised a series of showings called ‘Instantània Brossiana’, with one of Brossa’s visual poems about Alfred Hitchcock as its image. Perhaps this is why the film being screened in April is The Birds, by the American director. Whether or not you’ve already seen it, watching a classic of this magnitude on the big screen is always a pleasure. In the film, birds inexplicable start attacking people. These attacks threaten the survival of the human race.
The film will be shown on Sunday 28 April at 4:30 pm. It will be in the Laya cinema at Filmoteca de Catalunya. The ‘Instantània Brossiana’ series also features films by renowned filmmakers such as André Delvaux, the Marx brothers, Michelangelo Antonioni, Sergei Eisenstein, Jacques Tourneur and F.W. Murnau. In total, there will be twelve snapshots immortalising this one-of-a-kind artist’s love of film.
Tickets, as for all films shown at the Filmoteca, cost €4. More information is available on their website.
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