Jean-Claude Taki first came to l’Alternativa in 2004. It was to present his debut feature film, Aurora / Number 9, a story of brief encounters in which fiction and reality blend in a continuous stream of solitude. Following the projection at l’Alternativa the film screened in Medellín as part of a series organised by the Festival and Pulpmovies to exhibit independent film in Colombia. 2 years later Taki returned to l’Alternativa, but this time with a very different project. An 8-minute film La martienne, suggestive and poetic, shot on a mobile phone. He told me that this change of direction, duration and format was a natural and necessary reaction for someone who wanted to create and experiment continuously and not be hindered by budgets that took years to fall into place. In 2007 he was back at l’Alternativa with Le cahier froid (again shot on a mobile phone but this time 26-minutes long). The film won the Short film Award at the Festival, as well as the main prize at the Pocket Film Festival in Paris. In 2008 his next film, Si tu ignores le nom des choses, was also screened in competition. Now Taki has recently finished his second feature film (his first mobile feature) Sotchi 255, which explores the disappearance of a woman after a storm in Sochi, the Russian city on the Black Sea. The film will premiere at FIDMarseille in July, but if you’re in Paris in June you can catch a special screening at the Forum des Images, as well as a full retropsective of his films (19th June), and his new short Greek Salad, at the Festival Côté Court (13th June).
Filmmaker Albert Serra (Honor de cavalleria & El cant dels ocells) and producer Montse Triola, make a debut incursion into theatre, as part of the series Radicals 10. Serra’s Pulgasari, inspired by real events, is a poetic portrait of the dictatorial regime of North Korea, the world of cinema, love, etc., based on the kidnapping of Korean producer Shin Sang-ok and of the actress Choi Eun-hee.
13th – 30th May 2010
Pulgasari / Radicals 10
Teatre Lluire, Passeig de Santa Madrona
Barcelona. ES. 10€ / 12€
L’Alternativa vuelve a colaborar con La Popular, evento dedicado a la cultura contemporáneo y el patrimonio, celebrado en la Ciutadella de Roses, en la Costa Brava. 2 días de poesía, música, exposiciones, talleres, cine, performance, teatro + sesiones djs. L’Alternativa presenta el film Mañana al mar de Ines Thomsen, retrato singular del barrio de la Barceloneta.
14-15 Mayo 2010
Ciutadella de Roses
Yes! It’s open, abierto, obert
Competition for feature films (fiction / documentary) and shorts Cash prizes No entry fee Entry deadline 1st July 2010 Online registration
Competición de largos de ficción, largos documental y cortmetrajes Fecha límite de admisión 1 de julio 2010 Premios en metálico Inscripción online
Competició de llargs de ficció, llargs documentals i curtmetratges Data límit 1 de juliol de 2010 Premis en metàlic Inscripció online
Corneliu Porumboiu’s Politist, Adjectiv (feature film winner at l’Alternativa last year), picked up 6 prizes at the Romanian Gopo Awards last week, including best film, best director, best screenplay and best photography. The film has found distribution in North America and throughout most of Europe, but is still waiting for distribution in Spain. The film is screening in competition at the BAFICI, which starts this week.