## 24/7 Valencia: 1. What is the history of Filmoteca D’Estiu?
Áurea Ortiz of Filmoteca: “The ‘Filmoteca D’Estiu’ started 20 years ago. The regular programming of the Filmoteca at its headquarters in Rialto ends in mid-July and returns in mid-September. The idea arose to organize a “summer terrace”, so typical of this region, with outdoor projections and quality programming in the original version. At that time there were practically no summer terraces in the city, unlike today. Fortunately, these days we can find many. It was time to recover the spirit of that special way of enjoying outdoor cinema from a bygone era, with a large screen.
The beginning was a test to see if the public accepted the proposal, especially the option of the original subtitled version. The first edition was a great success, maybe even more than we expected and thus the ‘Filmoteca D’Estiu’ has continued to this day.
We have projected great classics of cinema, of many nationalities, styles and genres, current films and great films of the silent period with live piano accompaniment, projections that have enjoyed a great reception from the public.”
2. What is the philosophy?
“It is about maintaining a summer terrace with outdoor projections of quality films, always in the original subtitled version, since it is one of the characteristics of our programming…be it at any location. The projections are organized in two or three cycles, combining films from the history of cinema with current works of interest. In recent years, we have screened award-winning films that have won the Goya (fiction and documentary) and other awards such as the Oscars or the European Film Awards, allowing some of the great films of the year to be seen in August. In this edition, we are also including the winner of the newly created Valencian Audiovisual Awards, ‘El Desentierro’. The films are screened in the original version and subtitled in valenciano.”
3. Any recommendations for 2019?
“Taking into account the quality of all the scheduled films, I would like to highlight ‘El Silencio De Los Otros’, which won a Goya for the best documentary. It is a type of cinema that is not usual to see in this type of environment: a documentary that honours the memory of the victims of Franco and has received numerous awards and recognition worldwide. I also recommend the cycle dedicated to cult cinema, which allows us to enjoy mythical films such as ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Akira’, ‘Blade Runner’, ‘The Life of Brian’ and ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’, the essence of the cult film and one of my favourites. For many people it will be the opportunity to see them for the first time and it will be a pleasure to do it on a big screen. It will also be a novelty for some people who already know them via TV but not at the movies. In any case it is a pleasure to meet Travis, Brian, Rick Deckard and Dr. Frank N-Furter.
And, finally, I would like to recommend the Valencian film ‘El Desentierro’, a good thriller set in our lands: it will be a joy to see the very well-photographed landscapes of La Albufera and surroundings on that big screen. In addition, the director Nacho Ruipérez, and some team members will be present at the August 30 screening.”
Interview by Will McCarthy
FILMOTECA D’ESTIU 2019
PROGRAMME FOR 2019
2, 3 y 4 de agosto
LA VIDA DE BRIAN (THE LIFE OF BRIAN). Terry Jones. Gran Bretaña, 1979. VOSE. Color. 93’.
5 y 6 agosto
EL SILENCIO DE OTROS. Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar. España, Francia, Canadá, 2018. Color. 95’.
8 y 9 agosto
BLADE RUNNER. Ridley Scott EE.UU. 1982. VOSE. Color. 117’
10, 11 y 12 agosto
GREEN BOOK. Peter Farrelly. EE.UU., 2018. VOSE. Color. 130’
13 y 15 agosto
AKIRA. Katsuhiro Ōtomo. Japón, 1988. V.O. subt. valencià. Color. 124’
16, 17 y 18 agosto
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. Jim Sharman. Reino Unido, 1975. V.O. subt. valencià. Color. 100’
19 y 20 agosto
COLD WAR. Pawel Pawlikowski. Polonia, 2018. VOSE. B/N. 88’
22 y 23 agosto
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. Bryan Singer. Reino Unido. 2018. VOSE. Color. 134’
24, 25 y 26 agosto
CAMPEONES. Javier Fesser. España, 2018. Color. 124’
27 y 29 agosto
TAXI DRIVER. Martin Scorsese. EE.UU., 1976. V.O. subt. valencià. Color. 113’
30 y 31 agosto
EL DESENTIERRO. Nacho Ruipérez. España, 2018. Color. 108’
(La sesión del día 30 incluye presentación a cargo de su director, Nacho Ruipérez)
All sessions at 22.30h.
Jardines del Palau de la Música
Entry: 3,5€ / Abono 10 sessions: 25€