• Clara Simón's 'Estiu 1993' won Best First Feature Award at 67th Berlinale (by ACN)

    Catalan film 'Estiu 1993', Best First Feature Award at Berlinale

    Catalan director Clara Simón’s opera prima ‘Estiu 1993’ has won Best First Feature Award at the Berlinale Film Festival. Moreover, the International Jury awarded the film with the Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus, ‘ex aequo’ with Chinese film ‘Become who I was’, by Chang-Yong Moon. ‘Estiu 1993’ tells the story of Frida, a 6-year-old girl who faces the first summer with her new adoptive family, after her mum died from AIDS. The film, whose main character played by young actress Laia Artigas captivated the jury, is based on the director’s own childhood. Ildikó Enyedi’s Hungarian drama “On Body and Soul” won the Golden Bear for best film at the 67th Berlinale. The international jury, headed by Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven, handed out prizes far and wide, awarding a broad range of international works. 

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Clara Simón's 'Estiu 1993' won Best First Feature Award at 67th Berlinale (by ACN)

20.02.17 - 11:52

Catalan film 'Estiu 1993', Best First Feature Award at Berlinale

Catalan director Clara Simón’s opera prima ‘Estiu 1993’ has won Best First Feature Award at the Berlinale Film Festival. Moreover, the International Jury awarded the film...

The Director of the Dali Museums, Montse Aguer, looking at a picture of the painting online (by ACN)

27.01.17 - 18:15

“Lost” Dali portrait of his sister to be auctioned in London

The painting, which comes on the market for the first time, will lead Bonhams’ Impressionist and Modern Art sale on Thursday 2 March, and has a guide estimate of €942,000-€1,413,000. The work is a portrait of Dali’s sister, Anna Maria,...
U2' leader 'Bono' in Barcelona, during '360º' World Tour, in 2009 (by ACN)

09.01.17 - 18:24

Barcelona only Spanish date on U2 ‘Joshua Tree’ 30th anniversary tour

 

U2 will play at Barcelona’s Estadi Olimpic on the 18th of July, as part of their world tour to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their acclaimed album ‘The Joshua Tree’. This will be the only...

The director of REC Festival in Tarragona, Xavier Garcia Puerto, intervening between the Catalan cinema director Maria Ripoll (right) and the director of CaixaFòrum Tarragona, Glòria Olivé (left) (by aCN)

01.12.16 - 19:25

Tarragona hosts the most international edition of the REC Film Festival yet

The film ‘Lluvia en los Zapatos’ (‘Rain in the shoes’) by the Catalan director Maria Ripoll, will officially inaugurate the REC International Film Festival in Tarragona (southern Catalonia) this Thursday. In its...

200,000 people attended the 15th edition of Primavera Sound Festival (by ACN)

15.02.17 - 18:34

Jamiroquai, Jamie Cullum and Pet Shop Boys to perform this summer at Catalan festivals

Music and arts festivals fill Catalonia throughout the summer season. In recent years, the number and quality of them have grown exponentially, to include the participation of international artists who sometimes choose these festivals as their...

Reproduction of 'The Reaper', painted by Joan Miró in 1937 and which disappeared soon afterwards (by ACN)

18.01.17 - 19:01

Art from Spanish Civil War on display at major exhibition in London

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder and Julio González are the protagonists of ‘Art revolutionaries’, a major exhibition which opened in London this Wednesday and will reproduce the Pavilion of the Spanish...

The director of the festival Temporada Alta, Salvador Sunyer, during an interview with the CNA (by ACN)

15.12.16 - 00:36

Temporada Alta Theatre Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary

Temporada Alta, the renowned performing arts festival that takes place in Girona, reached this year its 25th birthday. After a quarter of century, the director of the event, Salvador Sunyer, took stock of its history in an interview with the...

The Catalan poet Miquel Desclot and his translation of the 'Songbook' by Petrarca at the Ateneu Barcelonès the 22nd of November 2016 (by ACN).

23.11.16 - 18:21

Poet Miquel Desclot completes Catalan translation of Petrarch masterpiece ‘Il Canzoniere’

The Catalan literary corpus has recently incorporated a new addition: ‘Il Canzoniere’ (‘Songbook’) by Francesco Petrarca. This masterpiece by the poet from Tuscany was translated into Catalan intermittently during 20...

'A Monster Calls' won 8 Gaudí Awards (by ACN)

30.01.17 - 14:54

‘A Monster Calls’ wins eight Gaudí Awards

New success for Barcelona-born film director J.A. Bayona on the night for Catalan cinema. His film ‘A Monster Calls’ won on Sunday eight Gaudí Awards, including Best Film in non-Catalan language, Best Director, Best Production Management,...
Visitors queuing at Picasso Museum's main entrance (by ACN)

16.01.17 - 18:45

Picasso Museum in Barcelona to expand its exhibition space this 2017

Barcelona’s Picasso Museum will add 1,150 m2 for exhibitions this 2017. This new area will be located on the second floor of the ‘Palau de les Finestres’, one of the five buildings composing the museum, which...

 Monumental Zone with the famous Park Güell dragon full of tourists (by ACN)

05.12.16 - 19:38

Barcelona to invest €4.5 million in renovating Park Güell

Barcelona City Council will allocate almost €4.5 million for the maintenance, restoration and enhancement of the architectural heritage of Antoni Gaudí’s famous Park Güell and its surroundings. This investment comes from...

Two people observe Picasso's works in one of the halls of Romanesque Art of the MNAC (by ACN)

16.11.16 - 18:46

National Art Museum of Catalonia explores Romanesque footprint in Picasso's work

Picasso’s attraction to Romanesque art is to be definitively unveiled in an exhibition dedicated to him at the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC). The display will open its doors next Thursday and is co-organised with the...

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