The Seville Festival takes the cinema to the streets with its Parallel Activities section.
A way to bring the Festival closer to the city, creating a meeting place for filmmakers with the audience. A place to share and exchange conversations with guest filmmakers in bookstores, universities, institutes, and even in the penitentiary.
Cultural activities such as seminars, meetings, special screenings, and even a football match between filmmakers and footballers.
EUROPE AN OPEN CONTINENT? THE IDEA OF BORDERS IN EUROPEAN CINEMA AND CULTURE
The Resistances seminar broadens its view this year, in the thematic edition whose programme focuses on the idea of border as a concept and practice from a multidisciplinary perspective. That is, not only from the thematic of films, but also from its language. The socio-political situation of contemporary Europe or the proximity of the symbolic date of the thirty years since the fall of the Berlin wall and how this reality is raised again in different ways in contemporary cinema are established as a starting point.
Participants: ZEMOS98, Pilar Aguilar, Sara Fattahi, Nicolas Philibert, Elena López Riera, Luis E. Parés, Xavier Artigas and Xapo Ortega.
Coordinated by Doctors Sergio Cobo and Alberto Hermida (Professors of Communication at the US) and Samuel Fernández (Professor, International University Centre of UPO).
Open to university students and the general public on registration.
Dates: Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November, from 10.30 to 13.30. In the CICUS Auditorium. From Monday 12 to Friday 16 November, various screenings in CineSur Nervión Plaza.
Venue: Auditorio Centro de Iniciativas Culturales CICUS (C/Madre de Dios, 1-3), Centro de las Artes de Sevilla CAS (C/Torneo, 18) and CineSur Nervión Plaza (C/Luis de Morales, 3).
Duration: 25 hours (2.5 ECTS credits).
Registration: From Friday 12 October to Friday 9 November 2018, or until all places are taken.
Mes de Danza
DANCING THE SPACE
A session in collaboration with the Dance Month presented by the journalist and critic Rosalía Gómez, in which
the spectator can approach the world of dance from the audiovisual perspective.
There will be a screening of the short film Another Winter, directed by Francisco Pinteño and featuring Teresa Navarrete and Miguel Marín; the dance video featuring the residents of the Seville neighbourhoods of Cerro-Amate and Torreblanca, made as part of the programme Bailar mi Barrio; and a selection of historical archives from the Cinémathèque Francaise de la Danse, which under the title of Danser l´Espace explores the relationship of dance with the exterior space.
Date and time: Tuesday 6 Nov. 20:00
Venue: Auditorio CICUS (C/Madre de Dios, 1)
AULA CULTURAL CENTRO PENITENCIARIO SEVILLA I
Since 2001 the volunteer association Solidarios has organised the cultural classroom in this Seville prison. Each Friday, this space facilitates the meeting and exchange of civil society and the inmates, with different events and guests. In this collaboration with the Film Festival, the cultural classroom will have as guests the actors Willy Toledo and Luis Bermejo, who will talk about their work in film and theatre after the screening of the film El Rey, by Alberto San Juan, which is being shown in the Endless Revolutions section of the Festival.
ula stöckl: TALES Of THE DUmPSTER KID
The Dumpster Kid (o la niña del vertedero) nació ya adulta de una placenta tirada en un cubo de basura del hospital. La reconocerán por su pelo a lo Zazie en el metro y su vestido rojo, una Pippi Langstrum post liberación sexual, punk antes del punk. Con ella Ula Stöckl y Edgar Reitz crearon una serie de películas cortas, a modo de episodios, cuya proyección en sí era una performance: en bares de Hamburgo, la gente iba eligiendo sobre la marcha los episodios de un “menú”, de modo que cada vez la película resultante era distinta, y cada proyección una fi esta. The Dumpster Kid va a la escuela, descubre la masturbación, se casa y se descasa, conoce a Al Capone y a D’Artagnan, tiene un extraño encuentro con un jovencísimo Werner Herzog, y vive toda clase de rocambolescas aventuras precedida por su carácter deslenguado. Todo cabe esta subversiva y vodevilesca película, que se presentará en el Festival de Sevilla del mismo modo que en los viejos días en Hamburgo.
Fecha y hora: Domingo 11 de noviembre a las 13:00 h.
Lugar: Metáforas Sevilla (C/Mata, 20)
Andalusian Film Archive
CINEMA-CONCERT: ANDALUSIAN FILMS PRIOR TO 1936
The different lifestyles, realities and and aesthetic interests of Andalusian society from the arrival of cinematography to 1936 are shown in all their beauty in this montage made with film materials from the Andalusian Film Archive. An era of our history through its moving images, accompanied by live music from Montjuïc as was done in the early days of cinema, but with a contemporary touch. Montjuïc (Carmen García Moreno and Jesús Osuna Rodríguez) find their influences in cinema, ancient music, painting (Goya and Egon Schiele), radio, city noise. With clarinet, guitars, violoncello, metallophones and melodicas they explore a variety of timbres and textures, in compositions they define as expressionist.
Date and time: Wednesday 14 Nov. 21:30
Venue: Sala 4 CineSur Nervión Plaza
WORKSHOP: CINEMA MADE BY WOMEN
CINEMA FOR EQUALITY
Gender violence is the most severe consequence of the inequalities and asymmetries of power between men and women. It is an extremely serious social problem that has been present throughout history. Mercedes M. Del Río and Ana Rosa Diego, through the analysis of their three short films, aim to unmask the myths and neo-myths that sustain this inequality of power that exists in relationships between men and women, and also to show the different kinds of gender violence.
Date and time: Tuesday 13 November, 20:00
Venue: Residencia Flora Tristán. UPO
FILMMAKERS IN THE UNIVERSITY
SAMUEL ALARCÓN. CHASING GOYA’S SKULL
The director of the film Oscuro y Lucientes Samuel Alarcón (he is also
responsible for the radio programme El cine que viene on Radio Nacional de España) will describe the journey he makes in his film starting from the discovery of the disappearance of Goya’s skull. A process of film creation that is also a detective investigation to reconstruct a story of which nly unconnected clues remain.
Date and time: Monday 12 Nov. 10:00
Venue: Rectorado de la Universidad de Sevilla (C/ San Fernando, 4).
HERNÁN ZIN. DYING TO TELL
The war reporter, writer and documentary maker, Hernán Zin has worked in over fifty countries in Africa, Asian and Latin American, covering conflicts for the most important media. In his film Morir para contar he talks about the physical and psychological consequences of this difficult but fascinating profession through declarations from top professionals who have risked their lives in search of news.
Date and time: Monday 12 Nov. 9:00
Venue: Facultad de Comunicación, Universidad de Sevilla (Avda. Américo Vespucio, s/n)
MARCOS M. MERINO. PRESERVING MEMORY
The film director and journalist Marcos M. Merino deals in his latest film In Memoriam (la derrota conviene olvidarla) with the connections between a people’s identity and its memory. In this meeting, he will talk about how he developed this fascinating project which began with the discovery of a forgotten vast archive of photographs.
Date and time: Monday 12 Nov. 17:30
Venue: Facultad de Comunicación, Universidad de Sevilla, aula 2.1 (Avda. Américo Vespucio, s/n)
ULA STÖCKL. WEST GERMANY’S FIRST FEMINIST
In 1968, Ula Stöckl directed West Germany’s first feminist film. In the hectic 60s, her film The Cat Has Nine Lives, related to the Nouvelle Vague, showed with humour and courage women’s point of view as never before. A living legend, who will talk about how she skipped mansplaining and manspreading to be able to film in freedom.
Date and time: Tuesday 13 Nov. 16:00
Venue: Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad de Sevilla (C/ Laraña, 3).
ANDRÉ GIL MATA. A LIVING PICTURE
The Portuguese Gil Mata has directed one of the most beautiful pictorial films that will be seen in this edition of the Festival. Shot on 16mm, with an incredible sense of light, colour, perspective and depth of field, The Tree is a series of moving vignettes. Gil Mata will talk about cinema as art and about his work in creating the images in his film.
Date and time: Wednesday 14 Nov. 11:30
Venue: Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad de Sevilla (C/ Laraña, 3).
Menéndez Pelayo International university
THE APERITIFS OF THE MENÉNDEZ PELAYO
For the second consecutive year, the Festival, in collaboration with the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, creates a meeting space in the Caótica book shop with some of the protagonists of this edition.
XAVIER ARTIGAS and XAPO ORTEGA. CINEMA AS ACTIVISM
Each of the films by those responsible for Ciutat morta and Idrissa (Official Section) is also an act of social change. Artigas and Ortega will talk about their experience with their production company Metromuster, whose aim is the empowerment of communities and collectives who are struggling and the necessary recovery of historical memory.
Date and time: Saturday 10 Nov. 13:00
Venue: Caótica (C/José Gestoso, 8).
SERGEI LOZNITSA. THE GHOST OF THE SOVIET UNION
Loznitsa, one of the key filmmakers today in Europe (who is bringing us three films in this edition: The Trial, Victory Day and Dombass, Best Director Award in Un Certain Regard in Cannes) deals through both fiction and documentary with the historical memory of the Soviet period and also the consequences of that legacy, still very much alive. In this meeting, he will talk about his strategies and views on this subject.
Date and time: Monday 12 Nov. 13:00
Venue: Caótica (C/José Gestoso, 8).
YERVANT GIANIKIAN. THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL
The pair of filmmakers Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi have established a milestone in world cinema, with a very personal work in which they revive the archive and breathe life into it with a political, avant garde look. Their latest work is based on the personal diaries (drawn, written and filmed) of Ricci Lucchi, who died in 2018, in a work in which the personal and the political overlap.
Date and time: Friday 16 Nov. 13:00
Venue: Caótica (C/José Gestoso, 8).
Meetings in the Pablo de Olavide UNIVERSITY
ILDIKÓ ENYEDI. DUALITIES
The relationship between reason and fate, determination and fatality and the duality between body and spirit have always been present in the films of the winner of the Golden Bear in the 2017 Berlinale for On Body and Soul. Enyedi will develop the subjects that run through her films, with a unique point of view that combines magic realism and a sense of humour.
Date and time: Tuesday 13 Nov. 11:00
Venue: Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Aula 3, edificio 10 (Ctra. de Utrera, 1).
SUDABEH MORTEZAI. GIVING VOICE TO WOMEN
In order to write the script of her film Joy, Mortezai interviewed dozens of African women who work as prostitutes in Vienna, in an investigation that not only reveals the workings of these networks but also the view in the first person of those women. In this meeting she will talk about this process, and about how to tackle that delicate reality from fiction.
Date and time: Thursday 15 Nov. 11:00
Venue: Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Aula 5, edificio 14 (Ctra. de Utrera, 1).
Seville School of ArtS
EXPANDING VISIBLE REALITY. ANIMATION, ART AND DOCUMENTARY
Animation has a strong presence in this edition’s programme. Moving away from animated drawings as we know them, and from mass produced animation, these films tackle animation as an artistic discipline, and also as a powerful tool for expressing in moving images realities that are hard to grasp. Here, Stefano Savona (Samouni Road) and Mats Grorud (The Tower) will talk about how they decided to go into the reality of Gaza and of the Palestinian refugee camps respectively through animation, and what the creative process behind their films was.
Date and time: Tuesday 13 Nov. 12:00
Venue: Escuela de Arte de Sevilla (C/ Juan de Padilla, 5)
EUSA UNIVERSITY CENTRE
ALBERTO GRACIA. MUSIC ENTERS THROUGH THE EYES
Alberto Gracia, winner of the Fipresci Award in Rotterdam for El quinto evangelio de Kaspar Hauser and present in this edition of the Festival with La estrella errante, a punk reflection on the image as a drug, will talk at this meeting about rhythm as a primordial language and its relationship with the time of the subject in the visual era. Visual language seen as music made through editing.
Date and time: Thursday 15 Nov. 15:00
Venue: Centro Universitario EUSA (C/ Plácido Fernández Viagas, 4).
IES NÉSTOR ALMENDROS
MEETINGS AT THE IES NÉSTOR ALMENDROS
From its headquarters in Tomares, the IES Néstor Almendros has led audiovisual education in Seville since it was established almost thirty years ago. In its alliance with the Festival, each year it organises a series of talks in which it brings to its pupils some of the most interesting professionals come to Seville these days.
A TALK WITH VÍCTOR MORENO
Víctor Moreno established himself as one of the fundamental names in new Spanish cinema with his previous feature film, Edificio España, in which, as in La ciudad oculta, he looks at little explored aspects of the city. His works have been shown at festivals such as San Sebastian, Bafici, DocLisboa and Visions du Réel, among many others. Moreno will share with the pupils his creative approach to non-fiction and the possibilities of the real in cinema.
A TALK WITH MARÍA ANTÓN
A survey of the new generations’ ideas and opinions about love: that is, among other things, the film <3 by María Antón, who delivers her first solitary feature after Pas à Genève (2013), with lacasinegra, a collective of audiovisual investigation and practices founded in 2009 and based on experimentation with the new image formats. Antón, as well as director, is an editor and scriptwriter and works in film and advertising, and her works have been shown in arts centres and festivals around the world.
A TALK WITH SAMUEL ALARCÓN
The filmmaker and person responsible for the RNE programme El cine que viene Samuel Alarcón will talk about his second feature film, Oscuro y lucientes, in which, working from the discovery of the disappearance of Goya’s skull, he constructs “a thriller with postcards, a jigsaw puzzle of photographs, locations, statements, police reports and paintings, in a creation documentary tinged by the detective genre”.
A TALK WITH ILÁN SERRUYA
Ilán Serruya presents in this Festival his first feature film, Reunión, premiered at DocLisboa. A film assembled from the register of the director’s personal life, in which he deals with unresolved family matters. Serruya, who is also an editor, will talk about cinema from the domestic, diaristic archive.
A TALK WITH ŽELJKA SUKOVA
The Croatian visual artist, filmmaker and actress Željka Sukova, in Endless Revolutions with Endless Tail, will talk about her approach to cinema, with the creative use of editing for the creation of cinematic space. A creator whose work has been shown at Hot Docs, in Toronto, Karlovy Vary, Mo- MA’s Documentary Fortnight CPH:DOX and Jihlava.
Seville Italian Cultural Centre
ITALIAN LANGUAGE DAY
Seville’s Italian Cultural Centre, with the collaboration of the Department of Italian Philology of
the Pablo de Olavide University, meets in the Film Festival to celebrate and enjoy the language of that country with a screening and a talk that mingles
language and cinema.
TALK: “La storia allo specchio: critica, nostalgia e spettacolo nel cinema” (History before the mirror: criticism, nostalgia and spectacle in the cinema). By Igor Pérez Tostado.
Date and time: Tuesday 13 Nov. 15:00
Venue: Salón de Grados, Sede de la Universidad Pablo de Olavide de la Calle Laraña, 4.
Seville School of Dramatic Art
TALK WITH PEDRO CASABLANC
The students at the Seville School of Dramatic Art will have the chance to share this meeting with the actor Pedro Casablanc, present at the Festival with the film Alegría, tristeza. A professional actor in film, theatre and television who has worked with directors such as Steven Soderbergh, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Imanol Uribe, Fernando Colomo, Mariano Barroso, Alberto Rodríguez and Pablo Llorca, among many others, and has starred in emblematic series: his most recent works are Mar de Plástico (for which he won the Spanish Actors Union Award), Cuéntame cómo pasó and Todo por el juego.
Date and time: Monday 12 Nov. 12:15
Venue: Escuela Sup. de Arte Dramático de Sevilla (C/Pascual Gayangos, 33).
READ BEFORE SEEING
We propose here a visit to the city’s bookshops through the films in our programme with literary
roots. We invite you to go in search of the books by the Russian writer Sergei Dovlatov, whom Alexei German Jr. portrays, those by Ingo Schulze, whose novel Andreas Goldstein adapts in Adam und Evelyn, the works of Oscar Wilde, brought to life by Rupert Everett in The Happy Prince, Seara de Vento, by Manuel da Fonseca, made into a film in Raiva, the fascinating essays and novels by Alexander Kluge, who presents Happy Lamento in our programme, and El tenista amateur, by the critic Serge Daney, who unites tennis and cinema like the film Buscando la perfección. And, in addition, this year we add to the list the art books which inspire and evoke films such as Oscuro y Lucientes and Ruben Brandt, Collector. Look for the list in our affiliated bookshops.
Along with the purchase of one of the mentioned books, we will offer a double admission to the
cinema + a Festival bookmark.
Participating bookshops: Casa Tomada, Un Gato En Bicicleta, Caótica, La Fuga Librerías, Re Read Librería, La Jerónima, Librería Rayuela, Yerma Librería, Librería San Marcos, Librería Novo Geminis, Librería PALAS, El gusanito lector, Botica librería and Librería de Ultramar.
With the collaboration of the Federación Andaluza de Libreros and Feria del Libro de Sevilla
DOUBLE COMPETITION FOR SHORT FILMS AND MICROTALES
The cooperative Noctámbulas in collaboration with the Festival has organised a double competition for literary and cinematic creation. On the one hand, a competition for short films of less than two minutes set in a Seville bookshop or library, and another, a competition for microtales of less than 200 words set in a cinema. Consult the rules and prizes for the competitions at www.festivalcinesevilla.eu
This will be held on Thursday 8 November at 20.00 in Casa Tomada. During the ceremony the 3 finalist films will be screened and the 3 finalist microtales will be read.
INFINITE FOOTBALL: FILM vs FOOTBALL
A football game joins the Festival’s parallel activities this year. It is, of course, a rather particular kickabout, which will follow the rules of “infinite football”, a sport invented by the Romanian Laurentiu Ginghina, protagonist of Infinite Football by Corneliu Porumboiu. Film professionals (from the crew of La peste to the members of AAMMA, Asociación Andaluza de Mujeres en los Medios Audiovisuales) will go up against football professionals such as the female teams of Seville Football Club and Real Betis Balompié, the sports director of Sevilla F.C. Joaquín Caparrós and a few other surprises. A 2.0 football that can be summed up as follows: each team has five attackers and five defenders who can’t cross the mid field line which, along other disconcerting rules, will give us a game to remember.
Date and time: Wednesday 14 Nov. 12:30
Venue: Centro Deportivo San Luis (C/ San Luis, 29)
ILLUSTRATORS IN THE CINEMA
Now in its sixth edition the Seville illustration festival Garabato brings to the public the professional experience of the city’s artists. In collaboration with the Film Festival, Garabato Fest 2018 will look at the history of European cinema and reveal the work done by these professionals in the audiovisual media, through an exhibition and a series of activities with acclaimed professionals.
Wednesday 24 October
Shooting! History of European Cinema
Opening of the festival and inauguration of the main exhibition.
Time and venue: 19 h. Sala Exposiciones Antiqvarivm (Plaza de la Encarnación, 37)Exhibition: 24 October to 9 December. Exhibition: 24 October to 9 December. Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00-20:00. Sundays and Public Holidays 10:00-14:00
Thursday 25 October
The story board
Participants: Miguel Herranz, Daniel Parra and David Rendo.
Time and venue: 19 h. Sala de Juntas Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad de Sevilla (C/Laraña, 3)
Con B de Bizarro y Basura
Joint exhibition curated by Israel Días Iglesias.
Time and venue: 22 h. Corto Maltés (Alameda de Hércules, 66)
Friday 26 October
Time and venue: 18.30 h. Sala de juntas de la Facultad de Bellas Artes de la US (C/Laraña, 3)
The Color of Audiovisual Narrative. Presented by Inma Otero Carrasco.
Time and venue: 20.30 h. Sala de juntas of Facultad de Bellas Artes de la US (C/Laraña, 3)
Saturday 27 October
Directed by Alejandro Rojas.
Time and venue: 11 h. LAB (Calle Peral, 57)
Concept Art Jam Session (Drawing competition).
Session presented by Inma Otero Carrasco.
Time and venue: 17.30 h. Fnac Sevilla (Avda. de la Constitución)
Sunday 28 October
La Peste. Route Drawn in the Seville of the 16th Century
Collective drawing activity in the locations of La Peste, directed by Inma Serrano and Arturo Redondo.
Time and venue: 11 h. Starting point to be determined.
Concert by Los Fusiles. Farewell and closure.
Time and venue: 20.30 h. Corto Maltés (Alameda de Hércules, 66)