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‘The Commitments’

‘The Commitments’, final film of the ‘Musicals, tal com sonen’ series

Filmoteca de Catalunya is showing one of the most important works of Alan Parker, the director of Fame.

Since 30 August, Filmoteca de Catalunya has been showing musicals like La La Land, An American In Paris, Les Misérables, Sweet Charity, Sur and That’s Entertainment!, among others. They are all part of the series “Musicals, tal com sonen”, which will come to a close in mid-September. The final film will be The Commitments, by Alan Parker, which premièred in 1991. The film follows a group of young people from a working-class neighbourhood of Dublin who decided to start a soul band. They start performing, with some success, but it isn't long before inflated egos, dressing-room love stories and abusive businessmen get the better of them. The director of Fame (1980) created an electrifying, spontaneous film that has a different take on young musicians trying to make it. The filmmaker himself called the film “a musical comedy with a sociological side, that is more honest than Fame.” Perhaps that is why The Commitments has become one of the British filmmaker's most important works.

If you want to see The Commitments, it will be playing twice at the Filmoteca de Catalunya: Tuesday 10 September at 8 pm and Thursday 12 September at 5 pm.

Tickets, as for most films shown at the Filmoteca, cost €4. More information and tickets are available on the cinema website.

Publication date: Tuesday, 03 September 2019
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