From Wednesday, March 30th to Friday, April 1st at 8 pm
Includes Luis Ospina, Sandro Romero Rey and a look back at The Cali Group (Andrés Caicedo, Carlos Mayolo, etc.)
[Screenings, lectures, meetings]
The Fondation Cartier is joining forces with the Christine 21 movie theater in Paris for a festival devoted to Cali, a vibrant Colombian city besotted with youth, salsa and cinema in the 1970s.
It all began with the founding of the Cali Cinema Club at the theatre San Fernando and at “La Ciudad Solar” in 1971: “It was part cultural center, part hippie commune and open to everyone. […] Every weekend, 16 mm films were screened in the internal patio as part of a program of successful movies. Every Saturday, people would come from all walks of life (artists, political activists from all sides, rival gangs of young thugs) […] there were lots of parties and lots of drugs. We never stopped working on movies, day and night. It was an endless party," remembers Luis Ospina*, a director who belonged to the Cali Group with Carlos Mayolo, Eduardo Carvajal, Ramiro Arbeláez and Andrés Caicedo.
(*Extract from an article by Nicolas Azalbert in Les Cahiers du Cinéma, February, 2014.)
WEBNESDAY 30th MARCH, 8pm
Todo comenzó por el fin (2015)
by Luis Ospina, in the presence of the director
208 min, original version, French subtitles — Unseen film in France
THURSDAY, 31st MARCH, 8pm
In the presence of Luis Ospina and Sandro Romero Rey
Readings by Brontis Jodorowsky
(Approximately 110 min).The program will be followed by a Colombian cocktail.
Pura Sangre (1982) by Luis Ospina (extract)
Carne de tu carne (1983) by Carlos Mayolo (extract)
La mansión de Araucaíma (1986) by Carlos Mayolo (extract)
Adios a Cali (1990) by Luis Ospina (50 min, original version, French subtitles)
FRIDAY 1st APRIL, 8pm
Discussion between the directors Luis Ospina and Barbet Schroeder
(Approximately 45 min) followed by the screening of
La desazón suprema: retrato incesante de Fernando Vallejo (2003) by Luis Ospina
90 min, original version, French subtitles
Buy tickets at Christine 21 movie theater - 4, rue Christine 75006 Paris - “Odéon” or “Saint-Michel” metro stations.
Regular admission: 8 € / Reduced admission: 6 € (under 20, seniors, unemployed) / Student: 5 € (upon presentation of student card).
Information and reservations at the Fondation Cartier: +33 1 42 28 56 35.
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