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A Personal Choice

“At my last supper, I want to see my brothers…” So goes the song by Jacques Brel. Each year, DocsBarcelona invites a key figure from the documentary world to present his/her favourite works. This year, Peter Greenaway will be doing the honours, as he joins the festival’s prestigious list of contributing filmmakers thus far: Eckart Stein, Thierri Garrel, Joan Salvat and Roc Villas.

Programme: Peter Greenaway, who is considered to be one of the most original contemporary directors, with films including "The Draughtsman’s Contract" and "Rembrandt’s J’Accuse", has received countless nominations for his films at the festivals of Cannes, Venice and Berlin.

À PROPOS DE NICE [+]More information

Jean Vigo

A social satire about summers on the French Riviera. The film portrays life in Nice, the people’s daily routine and social inequality in a society that Vigo believes is becoming lost in its escapism.

Sessions
Date Time Venue Language tickets
04-02-2011 22:00 Filmoteca de Catalunya
VOS Cat *
05-02-2011 19:30 Filmoteca de Catalunya
VOS Cat *

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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DEATH IN SEINE [+]More information

Peter Greenaway

A catalogue of the people who drowned in the Seine River in Paris during the initial years of the French Revolution. Based on the physical traits and marks on the bodies that were found in the river, the filmmaker attempts to piece together the lives of the anonymous victims.

Sessions
Date Time Venue Language tickets
04-02-2011 19:30 Filmoteca de Catalunya
VOS Cat *
05-02-2011 17:00 Cinemes Girona
VOS Cat *

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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INSIDE ROOMS: 26 BATHROOMS LONDON & OXFORDSHIRE 1985 [+]More information

Peter Greenaway

A short film that reflects on the use and the custom of the bath in England. An affable, ironic and critical look at the design and structure of this space that forms part of our daily life and which seemingly nobody wants to discuss.

Sessions
Date Time Venue Language tickets
04-02-2011 19:30 Filmoteca de Catalunya
VOS Cat *
05-02-2011 17:00 Cinemes Girona
VOS Cat *

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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LE SANG DES BÊTES (BLOOD OF THE BEASTS) [+]More information

Georges Franju

A celebration of surrealist aesthetics. Raw and violent images filmed from a poetic point of view. With all of its realism, Le sang des bêtes shows us the work processes of two slaughterhouses on the outskirts of Paris.

Sessions
Date Time Venue Language tickets
04-02-2011 22:00 Filmoteca de Catalunya
VOS Cat *
05-02-2011 19:30 Filmoteca de Catalunya
VOS Cat *

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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LEONARDO’S LAST SUPPER [+]More information

Peter Greenaway

A new take on Da Vinci’s masterpiece. Using innovative technology, the filmmaker reproduces both the image and the texture of the painting in great detail, thus bringing us closer to his vision of the dramatic story of the work in its historical context.

Sessions
Date Time Venue Language tickets
05-02-2011 22:00 Filmoteca de Catalunya
VOS Cat *
06-02-2011 16:30 Cinemes Girona
VOS Cat *

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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THE EUROPEAN SHOWERBATH [+]More information

Peter Greenaway

A display window of naked men and women with the flags of their respective countries painted on their flesh. The film forms part of the shared initiative of twenty-five filmmakers from the 25 member states of the European Union, in which each one creates a short film that displays the perspectives of his/her respective country.

Sessions
Date Time Venue Language tickets
04-02-2011 19:30 Filmoteca de Catalunya
VO *
05-02-2011 17:00 Cinemes Girona
VO *

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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THE WEDDING AT CANA [+]More information

Peter Greenaway

16th-century, Venice. Pietro Aretino, a poet and intellectual known for his pornographic work, suggested that his friend, painter Paolo Veronese paint Christ’s wedding with Mary Magdalene. When the cardinals imprisoned and tortured Aretino for immorality, Veronese was forced to reconvert the painting.

Sessions
Date Time Venue Language tickets
05-02-2011 22:00 Filmoteca de Catalunya
VOS Cat *
06-02-2011 16:30 Cinemes Girona
VOS Cat *

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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WINDOWS [+]More information

Peter Greenaway

An exercise typical of Greenaway that combines music, aesthetics and reality based on statistics corresponding to the age, occupation, mental state and motivation of thirty-seven people who during the course of one year either jumped or fell out of a window.

Sessions
Date Time Venue Language tickets
04-02-2011 19:30 Filmoteca de Catalunya
VOS Cat *
05-02-2011 17:00 Cinemes Girona
VOS Cat *

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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