The D’A Festival is a festival of contemporary cinema d’auteur showcasing the best in new cinema, and showing slect films from established names as well as these new talents.
This is not a festival of big names but a chance for cinema lovers to see original and thought provoking films that don’t generate enough revenue to be put on at a multiplex cinema.
It is hard to pick highlights from such a magnificent line up, but to name a few: the festival opens with a screening of A Bigger Splash (2015) from Italian director Luca Guadagnino, which tells the story of a famous rock star on a vacation that is interrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter. The festival ends with La Propera Pell (2016), directed by Isaki Lacuesta, a film that blurs the lines between fiction and documentary with the tale of a missing child, who though presumed dead returns home after six years to reintegrate back into family life, all the while leaving the mystery of his disappearance to be solved.
D’A 2016 takes place from April the 21st to May the 1st at three different locations throughout the city:
- The Filmoteca de Catalunya in the Raval (Plaça Salvador Seguí)
- CCCB (Montalegre, 5), at SGAE (Passeig de Colom, 6)
- Cines Aribau Club (Gran Via 565 on the corner with Aribau)
Prices remain the same as last year, at a very reasonable cost of €4-€7 per screening, with discounts available and sets of five tickets at a reduced price.