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7th Márgenes Festival From 24 November to 01 December 2017
7th Márgenes Festival

The Márgenes Festival has become a national and international beacon of the edgiest Ibero-American indie cinema.

Technologies of Violence From 02 to 30 November 2017
Technologies of Violence

Four audiovisual programmes and one workshop explore the connections between art and the production of violence, digital technologies and the different methods that power uses to dominate and control territories, bodies and everyday life.

(Anti)Musical From 07 to 29 October 2017

In this tribute to the most transgressive musicals of recent years, La Casa Encendida will screen three works that have redefined the conventions of this genre.

  • From 07 to 08 October 2017
    "The Lure" by Agnieszka Smoczyńska
    Films, Screenings "The Lure" by Agnieszka Smoczyńska

    Are mermaids really the docile, innocent creatures we see on television? Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Smoczyńska's (…)

  • From 14 to 15 October 2017
    "Junun" by Paul Thomas Anderson
    Films, Screenings "Junun" by Paul Thomas Anderson

    A mosaic of rhythms and textures that dignifies music as the greatest art for promoting cross-cultural dialogue.

  • From 28 to 29 October 2017
    "Kékszakállú" by Gastón Solnicki
    Films, Screenings "Kékszakállú" by Gastón Solnicki

    Gastón Solnicki's third film reveals a phantasmagoria of generational inertia set to the music of Bluebeard's Castle (…)

she makes noise 2017 From 19 to 22 October 2017
she makes noise 2017

Now in its third year, the she makes noise Festival at La Casa Encendida is more committed than ever to shining a spotlight on women in electronic and experimental music, bringing audiences a programme full of dark, powerful, noisy girl power.

ÍDEM 2017. International Festival of the Scenic Arts

The 5th edition of ÍDEM 2017 will be held from 12 to 24 Sept, with a series of shows on immigration, Islamophobia, justice or ability vs disability. Artists from Belgium, Great Britain, Switzerland and Spain will challenge spectators to tune in with realities that affect other people and communities whose existence we need to acknowledge in order to bring society further together.

Film and Debate Series: "The Many Faces of Forgiveness"

Every Tuesday and Thursday in July, La Casa Encendida will host film and debate sessions that explore the theme of forgiveness and its myriad facets. We will screen seven feature films followed by discussions with experts from different fields: psychiatry, sociology, psychology, journalism, film criticism, etc.

  • 04 July 2017
    "Tangerines", by Zaza Urushadze
    Films, Screenings, Talks "Tangerines", by Zaza Urushadze

    At the opening session of the series, entitled "Reconciliation between Peoples", we will watch Tangerines, a (…)

  • 06 July 2017
    "Oslo, August 31st" by Joachim Trier
    Films, Screenings, Talks "Oslo, August 31st" by Joachim Trier

    In the second session of the series, entitled "Forgiveness and Words", we will explore the idea of forgiving oneself (…)

  • 11 July 2017
    "Philomena" by Stephen Frears
    Films, Screenings, Talks "Philomena" by Stephen Frears

    In the third session of the series we will explore "Forgiveness and Words" through the film Philomena, which narrates (…)

  • 13 July 2017
    "Paulina" by Santiago Mitre
    Films, Screenings, Talks "Paulina" by Santiago Mitre

    Under the title "Forgiveness and the Law", the fourth session will offer a screening of Paulina (…)

  • 18 July 2017
    "I've Loved You So Long" by Philippe Claudel
    Films, Screenings, Talks "I've Loved You So Long" by Philippe Claudel

    The fifth session will explore "Forgiveness and Social Reinsertion" in a film where Philippe Claudel adopts the (…)

  • 20 July 2017
    "Frantz" by François Ozon
    Films, Screenings, Talks "Frantz" by François Ozon

    The sixth film session will address the theme of "Forgiveness and Film" (…)

  • 25 July 2017
    "The Past" by Asghar Farhadi
    Films, Screenings, Talks "The Past" by Asghar Farhadi

    Last session of the series, entitled "A History of Forgiveness" (…)

The Magnetic Terrace 2017. Enter the Party Zone

This summer, from 1 July to 27 August, the Magnetic Terrace returns to La Casa Encendida with more rooftop films and concerts at sunset. Enter the Party Zone!

FILMADRID 2017 From 10 to 16 June 2017

For the third year running, La Casa Encendida will host the Avant-garde Section of FILMADRID, an international film festival that continues its efforts to introduce audiences to novel, uncharted paths in contemporary cinema, as well as a special cycle devoted to US filmmaker Deborah Stratman.  

Princesses and Darthvaders 2017 From 08 to 10 June 2017
Princesses and Darthvaders 2017

It's time for the third edition of La Casa Encendida's Princesses and Darthvaders, the festival that uses guerrilla culture and humour to talk about feminisms. Guests included Bruce LaBruce, Hidrogenesse, Monstruo Espagueti, Ter, Somadamantina, “Feminism for Dummies” and Lidia Damunt, plus the participants in "Vermouth, Press and Blablabla".

(Anti)Heroic Contemporary Film From 08 April to 28 May 2017
(Anti)Heroic Contemporary Film

Who are the new heroes of contemporary arthouse cinema? During the months of April and May, La Casa Encendida presents a double film cycle featuring epic tales and survival stories of everyday life, where our outsider superheroes combat the invisible villains of loneliness and alienation.

  • From 08 to 09 April 2017
    "The Human Surge" by Eduardo Williams
    Films, Screenings "The Human Surge" by Eduardo Williams

    After being fired from his job at a supermarket in Buenos Aires, Exe spends the days stripping before a webcam with his (…)

  • From 29 to 30 April 2017
    "Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me" by Hadar Morag
    Films, Screenings "Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me" by Hadar Morag

    Muhammad is a Palestinian teenager who works at a bakery on Israeli soil (…)

  • From 06 to 07 May 2017
    "Tabl" by Keywan Karimi
    Films, Screenings "Tabl" by Keywan Karimi

    In the ghostly Tehran of Tabl, it is impossible to tell day from night—or good from evil.

  • From 13 to 14 May 2017
    "The Night" by Edgardo Castro
    Films, Screenings "The Night" by Edgardo Castro

    Sordid, sexually explicit and brutally honest, the celebrated Argentinian actor Edgardo Castro's directorial debut (…)

  • From 20 to 21 May 2017
    "Mina Walking" by Yosef Baraki
    Films, Screenings "Mina Walking" by Yosef Baraki

    A motherless 12-year-old girl struggles to deal with her father's heroin addiction and constant debts (…)

  • From 27 to 28 May 2017
    "Withered Green" by Mohammed Hammad
    Films, Screenings "Withered Green" by Mohammed Hammad

    After their parents' death, Iman and Noha decide to live alone in their old family home (…)

"Stories of Women": Shyam Benegal From 04 to 20 April 2017
"Stories of Women": Shyam Benegal

An overview of the role of women in Indian society through four feature films by director Shyam Benegal. Tales of oppression and the struggle for freedom, values and rights are told by a filmmaker committed to social causes and intimately familiar with human nature. An open discussion will follow each screening session.

  • 04 April 2017
    "Nishant" by Shyam Benegal
    Films, Screenings, Talks "Nishant" by Shyam Benegal

    Nishant focuses on the power of the rural elite and the exploitation of women in feudal India.

  • 05 April 2017
    "Bhumika" by Shyam Benegal
    Films, Screenings, Talks "Bhumika" by Shyam Benegal

    This film is based on Sangtye Aika, the Marathi-language memoirs of Hansa Wadkar, a well-known Marathi stage and screen (…)

  • 19 April 2017
    "Ankur" by Shyam Benegal
    Films, Screenings, Talks "Ankur" by Shyam Benegal

    Based on a true story, Shyam Benegal's first feature film analyses human behaviour and takes a powerful look at both (…)

  • 20 April 2017
    "Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda" by Shyam Benegal
    Films, Screenings, Talks "Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda" by Shyam Benegal

    Based on Dharamvir Bharati's classic Hindi novel of the same name, this film takes its title from the story of the (…)

Cinephilia I'm Melting From 01 February to 28 June 2017
Cinephilia I'm Melting

A new monthly cycle of films about movies and movie-makers that aims to recycle, reshape or reinterpret the history of the seventh art from a contemporary perspective.

Contemporary (Anti)War Film From 04 to 26 March 2017
Contemporary (Anti)War Film

In March, La Casa Encendida takes a closer look at the most disturbing side of war through four non-fiction films that capture the daily reality of victims and the consequences of armed conflicts in Asia and the Middle East.

  • From 04 to 05 March 2017
    "The Look of Silence" by Joshua Oppenheimer
    Films, Screenings "The Look of Silence" by Joshua Oppenheimer

    Two years after directing the spine-chilling documentary The Act of Killing, the US filmmaker returns to Indonesia to (…)

  • From 18 to 19 March 2017
    "Ta’ang" by Wang Bing
    Films, Screenings "Ta’ang" by Wang Bing

    China's political, institutional, economic, medical and bureaucratic deficiencies are the leitmotiv of Wang Bing's (…)

  • From 21 to 22 March 2017
    "Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land" by Gilad Baram
    Films, Screenings "Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land" by Gilad Baram

    An intimate look at the creative process of Josef Koudelka, one contemporary photography’s greatest living masters (…)

  • From 25 to 26 March 2017
    "300 Miles" by Orwa Al Mokdad
    Films, Screenings "300 Miles" by Orwa Al Mokdad

    300 miles separate the filmmaker and journalist Orwa Al Mokdad from his niece Nour (…)

The Iconography of Disaster: Shock Images and Activist Film

In this age of "information overload" where we have become accustomed to the constant barrage of violent images, the iconography of war has been reduced to mere shock or impact. Human conflict now comes to us stripped of information and context. In this series of round table discussions, we will reflect on how contemporary photography, documentary and film deal with this narrative chaos.

Lizzie Borden cycle From 07 to 22 February 2017
Lizzie Borden cycle

Self-taught director, feminist and queer cinema pioneer Lizzie Borden makes films rife with tales of confrontation that defy the logics of the established order and use cinematography as a tool of political action, with plenty of room for formal experimentation.

  • From 07 to 22 February 2017
    "Working Girls" by Lizzie Borden
    Films, Screenings "Working Girls" by Lizzie Borden

    This film documents the reality of prostitution, stripped of its mythical aura, as practised by three middle-class New (…)

  • From 08 to 15 February 2017
    "Born in Flames" by Lizzie Borden
    Films, Screenings "Born in Flames" by Lizzie Borden

    Described as "feminist Afrofuturist science fiction" by Sophie Mayer, Born in Flames is an all-out attack on our (…)

  • From 14 to 21 February 2017
    "Regrouping" by Lizzie Borden
    Films, Screenings "Regrouping" by Lizzie Borden

    An experimental documentary shot in a style close to cinéma vérité that explores the dynamics in a group of women (…)

International Film Festival Rotterdam LIVE!

On Friday 27, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 January, La Casa Encendida will participate in the 3rd IFFR Live, the multi-city shared screening initiative of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Welcome to the world's largest simultaneous film festival!

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