The Cinema Jove festival opens its cycle ‘Youth & The Wall’ to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It includes a collection of selected films “that follows the line of Cinema Jove, focusing on the description of the life of the young people, and the impact the wall had on their personal, emotional, social, cultural and political lives,” comments festival director personal, Carlos Madrid.
It is a cycle that includes six feature films programmed at Instituto Francés de València and that opens tomorrow, with the screening, at 8.00pm, of ‘Goodbye Lenin!’ (Wolfgang Becker, 2003). In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from finding out that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.
The film was a critical success and received many awards and nominations, including the Best European Film at the Goya Awards and the Cesar Awards, and a European Film Academy Award, among others.
Homage to José Luis Rado
Cinema Jove pays homage ‘in memoriam’ to José Luis Rado, who was director of Cinema Jove (1997-1999) and IVAC‑La Filmoteca (1999-2011). The homage will take place at 8.00pm at La Filmoteca with the screening of his reference film: ‘The man who shot Liberty Valance’ (John Ford, 1962).
José Luis Radoselovics (1959 – 2019) or “Rado”, as he was known, is a key figure to understand the restoration, conservation and dissemination of the Spanish and Valencian filmic patrimony. Among his many contributions, he led the restoration of ¿Qué es España? (1926-1929), under his leadership, the Fimoteca was awarded the Premio González Sinde by the AACCE (The Spanish Film Academy), and he digitalized a large part of the Valencian filmic patrimony in the Videoteca Project of the IVAC, inaugurated the Documentation Center and created the Filmoteca d’Estiu.
Additionally, at La Filmoteca, three of the Feature Film Official Section films will be screened: Dutch ‘Light as Feathers’ (Rosanne Pel, 2018), US film ‘Thunder Road’ (Jim Cummings, 2018) and Norwegian ‘Harajuku’, (Eirik Svensson, 2018).
At the Teatro Rialto at 8.00pm, the catalogue Curts 2019 will be presented. In the same venue, Programs 5 and 8 of the Short Film Official Section will be screened, including: ‘La mala fe’, ‘Siostry’, ‘Halayla’, ‘Muero por volver’ and ‘Miss Mbulu’, at 6.00pm and, at 10.30pm: ‘All these creatures’, ‘Prisoner of society’, ‘La chanson’ and ‘Después también’ by Carla Simón, who, after her awarded film ‘Verano 1993’, (Best Debut Film at Berlinale, Biznaga de Oro a for Best Film at the Festival de Málaga, recipient of various Goya Awards and nominated to the Oscars), presents her new short film at Cinema Jove.
Throughout the morning, at the Sala 7 of the Rialto Building, the second day of ‘Curt Creixent. Encuentros del Cortometraje’ takes place. And, during the afternoon, the cycle ‘The Gods of Anime’ will present two of the main titles of the genre: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (Mamoru Oshii, 1995), winner at the Sitges Festival and a must-see for the genre lovers, and ‘Spirited Away’ (2003), a masterpiece of the genre, considered by critics as one of the best films in film history; it received over 14 awards, among them the Best Animated Film Oscar and the Golden Bear at the Berlinale.
At the Centre del Carme, the Coen Brothers first masterpiece will be screened, ‘Miller’s Crossing’ (1990). This elegant and eccentric gangster thriller is inspired by Hammet’s classics ‘The Glass Key’ and, again, ‘Red Harvest’. The shooting scene scored by traditional Irish song ‘Danny Boy’ is unforgettable.