The Verdi Cinemas of Barcelona will be the scene of the second edition of the Bcn Film Fest, which will take place from April 20 to 27, coinciding with the Sant Jordi Day.
The new films of Antonio Banderas or Shia LaBeouf, the visit of Agnès Varda and a series dedicated to the director Ingmar Bergman are some of the novelties of the festival.
This cinematographic initiative is driven by the distributor A Contracorriente Films, the Verdi Cinemas and its label Espectarama, and Educacine, and it is committed to the power of cinema as a transmitter of knowledge.
On this occasion, the titles selected for the official section are, among others, the Italian La música del silencio, by Michael Radford, with Antonio Banderas, Toby Sebastian and Jordi Mollá, inspired by the story of the personal improvement of the blind singer Andrea Bocelli; Borg McEnroe, by Janus Metz, played by Shia LaBeouf and set at Wimbledon in the 80s; and Germana En tiempos de luz menguante, by Matti Geschonneck, with Bruno Gantz (El hundimiento), whose story revolves around the figure of Wilhelm Powileit, a staunch Communist who celebrates his 90th anniversary in the decline of the German Democratic Republic.
Agnès Varda's latest film, Caras y lugares, will be added to the lengths of the non-competitive section 'Zona Oberta'. Varda was awarded last year with an honorary Oscar and will be in Barcelona to present her work.
The BCN Film Fest will also host a cycle dedicated to the Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, coinciding with the commemoration in 2018 of the centenary of his birth. Thus, the classic category "Essentials" will feature Bergman's five most relevant films: El séptimo sello, Fresas salvajes, El manantial de la Doncella, Sonata de Otoño, y Fanny y Alexander.