12-18 November 2018

L'Alternativa Activities

She Cuts: Talk with Núria Esquerra

L'Alternativa Activities - She Cuts: Talk with Núria Esquerra

The Secret Life of Images and Sounds

Quite exactly what film editors get up to in the cutting room remains a mystery for most spectators. Often the more invisible their work, the better. Secret structures, links, breaks and sounds emerge out of a series of decisions that award certain some images a place in the final cut, while casting others onto the cutting-room floor.

“Editing En la ciudad de Sylvia was an incredible experience: I was able to work with all the material gathered several years before for the essay , Unas fotos en la ciudad de Sylvia, which led to the fiction film; the sound editing was meticulous; and it remains the only film, in all my years as an editor, where I was also present on the shoot.” (Núria Esquerra).

Post-talk screening of En la ciudad de Sylvia at 9.30 pm in the CCCB Auditorium.

This activity ties in with the She Cuts parallel section.

Núria Esquerra
Núria Esquerra has been cutting fiction and documentary films for eighteen years. She has worked with directors such as José Luis Guerín (En construcción, En la ciudad de Sylvia), Joaquim Jordà (Más allá del espejo), Ricardo Iscar (Tierra negra) and Lluís Miñarro (Stella cadente), among others. while also programming documentaries for Xcèntric (CCCB), teaching the theory and practice of film editing at Bande à Part film school, UPF and ECAM and producing projects for filmmaker José Luis Guerín.


  • Wednesday 14 November, 7.30 pm
  • CCCB Sala Raval
  • Free admission
  • Places are limited