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8th Márgenes Festival From 24 November to 02 December 2018
8th Márgenes Festival

A flexible, provocative and innovative competition that constantly reflects on the direction in which cinema and contemporary society are headed. Each year the event mutates to adapt to new realities and needs.

Altered States: Music and the Creative Process

During the month of December, the audiovisual cycle “Altered States” will take a look at the creative processes of three contemporary musicians: Nick Cave, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Milford Graves. Each of the three films is an intimate portrait of the connections between the musicians’ creative processes and personal lives, which often intersect and influence each other.

Film and Debate Series: "Chinese Immigration and Cultural Identities"

This cycle invites audiences to reflect on the migratory experience of different age groups among the Chinese population in Spain, focusing on their personal quests, continuing practice of cultural traditions associated with their origins, relationships with family and friends, sense of community, and the role of language as an element of cohesion.

  • 20 November 2018
    Session 1. New Business?
    Films, Screenings, Talks Session 1. New Business?

    This session explores the discontinuity or continuity that young Chinese descendants seek, both in how they strive to (…)

  • 21 November 2018
    Session 2. "Generational" Gazes
    Films, Screenings, Talks Session 2. "Generational" Gazes

    This session addresses the way in which Chinese immigrants from two different age groups—young people and the (…)

Monographics From 28 February 2018 to 02 March

In the "Monographics" film cycle we invite young film-makers, national and international, to present the short creations that best sum up the essence of their work.

  • 28 February 2018
    Monographic: Pantaleón
    Films, Screenings, Talks Monographic: Pantaleón

    We begin our new cycle with a retrospective of work by David Pantaleón, a film-maker who has turned short films into a (…)

  • 25 April 2018
    Monographic: Gabriel Abrantes
    Films, Screenings, Talks Monographic: Gabriel Abrantes

    Gabriel Abrantes will be the guest of honour at the second session of “Monographics”, a series in which we review (…)

  • 19 September 2018
    Monographic: Xacio Baño
    Films, Screenings Monographic: Xacio Baño

    Join us for the latest instalment of “Monographics”, a programme that highlights the complete oeuvre of fundamental (…)

  • 22 November 2018
    Monographic: Jodie Mack 1
    Films, Screenings Monographic: Jodie Mack 1

    Fabric and patterns. Postcards and posters (…)

  • 23 November 2018
    Monographic: Jodie Mack 2
    Films, Screenings Monographic: Jodie Mack 2

    Special screening in Madrid of the latest two films by Jodie Mack, Hoarders Without Borders and The Grand Bizarre (her (…)

Contemporary Film: Under the Influence of Apichatpong Weerasethakul

In November, La Casa Encendida brings the last contemporary film cycle of the year to a close with a programme that pays tribute to the legacy of one of the most extraordinary voices on the Asian scene, Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

  • From 03 to 04 November 2018
    Happy Times Will Come Soon, by Alessandro Comodin
    Films, Screenings Happy Times Will Come Soon, by Alessandro Comodin

    A unique, supernatural take on the tale of the wolf and Little Red Riding Hood which unfolds in a very special setting: (…)

  • From 10 to 11 November 2018
    "Vanishing Point", by Jakrawal Nilthamrong
    Films, Screenings "Vanishing Point", by Jakrawal Nilthamrong

    Set in the Thai jungle, this provocative, existentialist neo-noir film explores the gestation of evil through the (…)

  • From 17 to 18 November 2018
    "Jonaki", by Aditya Vikram
    Films, Screenings "Jonaki", by Aditya Vikram

    An unforgettable contemplative experience revolving around fear and the memories of an eighty-year-old woman who (…)

Contemporary Film: Under the Influence of Lucrecia Martel

Three full-length feature films from Asia and Latin America comprise the next contemporary film cycle, "Under the Influence of Lucrecia Martel", which explores the creative universe of the Argentinian director through emerging talents who one way or another have been inspired by her work.

She Makes Noise 2018 From 18 to 21 October 2018
She Makes Noise 2018

she makes noise is back, a fun, multidisciplinary, activist festival featuring the queens of noise and techno and the dance rhythms of today’s youth. Artists who’ve reinvented the concept of nightlife and club culture. Rhythms infused with a feminist decolonial perspective that transport us to Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Undermined Traditions From 18 to 27 September 2018
Undermined Traditions

This cycle features a group of works that challenge the scientific and mediatic discourse on which ethnographic film has traditionally been predicated. At the intersection of documentary film, contemporary art and performance, the authors become objects of cultural study, consider themselves in relation to their environment, and approach other subjects without appropriating them.

  • 18 September 2018
    Programme 1: We Are Our Images
    Films, Screenings Programme 1: We Are Our Images

    This session takes a closer look at archaeology and iconography as disciplines which have supported and justified (…)

  • 20 September 2018
    Programme 2: Songs of Hain
    Films, Screenings, Talks Programme 2: Songs of Hain

    In Songs of Hain, the performativity of ancient dances and ceremonies is revived and modernised by bodies and voices (…)

  • 25 September 2018
    Programme 3: Mindfulness
    Films, Screenings, Talks Programme 3: Mindfulness

    Mindfulness or being fully present in the now is a very popular concept in 21st-century Western society (…)

  • 27 September 2018
    Programme 4: Towards a Queer Ethnography
    Films, Screenings, Talks Programme 4: Towards a Queer Ethnography

    In the denaturalisation and departure from the dominant linearity of history proposed by the new ethnography, queer (…)

IDEM 2018. International Performing Arts Festival

The sixth edition of IDEM will be held from 12 to 22 September. This year’s event will offer different artistic proposals that revolve around diversity (of languages, formats, disciplines, bodies, themes, etc.), maintaining a two-week-long open dialogue with citizens that will help to create new ways of seeing, thinking and feeling.

Film and Discussions: “Locked Up: Inescapable Spaces”

Film plays with space and through its language tells us stories set in one or several locations that create a sense of enclosure, of the impossibility of finding an open door. On Tuesdays and Thursdays in July, La Casa Encendida invites us to enter the closed space of a cinema and experience stories bounded by four walls.

Refugees and Displaced Persons: Named, Nameless and Forgotten

A four-part audiovisual cycle that narrates the experiences of some of the millions of people across the globe who have been displaced by poverty, social exclusion, climate change or armed conflict. As migrant numbers swell, they encounter an increasingly hostile response from an international community incapable of dealing with this crisis.

La Terraza Magnética 2018 From 23 June to 26 August 2018
La Terraza Magnética 2018

Over the weekends in July and August, the Terrace at La Casa Encendida will magically transform into La Terraza Magnética with its customary programme of music and cinema, this time featuring the cycle Carte Blanche for Gus Van Sant, a survey of the films that have most influenced the American director’s work.

FILMADRID 2018 From 09 to 15 June 2018

Screening of the Avant-garde Section of FILMADRID, the international film festival that explores the novel, uncharted paths of contemporary cinema, and of the cycle dedicated to Israeli director Raquel Chalfi.

  • 09 June 2018
    Avant-garde Competition 1
    Films, Screenings Avant-garde Competition 1

    A few days before the World Cup begins in Russia, we will kick off the Avant-garde Competition with Nazidanie, an epic (…)

  • 12 June 2018
    Avant-garde Competition 2
    Films, Screenings Avant-garde Competition 2

    Two explorations of deep underground culture in the home countries of filmmakers Ephraim Asili and Roxlee: the United (…)

  • 12 June 2018
    Avant-garde Competition 3
    Films, Screenings Avant-garde Competition 3

    At the third session of the Avant-garde Section we will see the latest creations of Helena Girón and Samuel M (…)

  • From 13 to 15 June 2018
    Course with Nicole Brenez: “Stories of Images, Political Issues”
    Films, Talks Course with Nicole Brenez: “Stories of Images, Political Issues”

    Our time is distinguished from others by the increasing power attributed to the symbolic (…)

  • 13 June 2018
    Avant-garde Competition 4
    Films, Screenings Avant-garde Competition 4

    One of the greatest merits of Marín Baus’s latest film, Can Limbo, is the ability to organically interweave the (…)

  • 13 June 2018
    Avant-garde Competition 5
    Films, Screenings Avant-garde Competition 5

    At the fifth session of the FILMADRID Festival’s Avant-garde Competition, we will watch four shorts and chat with (…)

  • 14 June 2018
    Avant-garde Competition 6
    Films, Screenings Avant-garde Competition 6

    The Avant-garde Competition will conclude with the creations of Nazli Dinçel and Antoniette Zwirchmayr.

  • 14 June 2018
    Raquel Chalfi Spotlight: Session 1 of 2
    Films, Screenings Raquel Chalfi Spotlight: Session 1 of 2

    Never released in Spain, Raquel Chalfi’s films focus on the complexities of female identity using a cinematographic (…)

  • 15 June 2018
    Raquel Chalfi Spotlight: Session 2 of 2
    Films, Screenings Raquel Chalfi Spotlight: Session 2 of 2

    Never released in Spain, Raquel Chalfi’s films focus on the complexities of female identity using a cinematographic (…)

Wazakest! This is not a Khavn cycle

Six feature films and one concert/performance comprise Wazakest!, an audiovisual cycle introducing us to the work of Filipino filmmaker Khavn.

The Voice of the Voiceless 2018 From 10 to 24 May 2018
The Voice of the Voiceless 2018

11th edition of this cycle of documentaries and debates on the topic of education for development.

Swimming in Sounds: A Tribute to Arthur Russell

La Casa Encendida pays tribute to Arthur Russell, a musician, cellist, avant-garde composer, pop innovator, “disco-not-disco” forerunner and a pivotal figure on the downtown New York music scene of the 1970s and 80s.

Contemporary Film: Under the Influence of Michel Gondry

In the film cycle “Under the Influence of Michel Gondry”, we will watch three films by three new cinematographers that invite us to get lost in the same mazes and magical worlds envisioned by the director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Contemporary Film: Under the Influence of Noah Baumbach

Contemporary Film at La Casa Encendida pays tribute to the invisible dialogues between modern-day directors.

  • From 03 to 04 February 2018
    "Person to Person" by Dustin Guy Defa
    Films, Screenings "Person to Person" by Dustin Guy Defa

    The new low-budget tragicomedy directed by Dustin Guy Defa captures the essence of everyday life in New York by (…)

  • From 17 to 18 February 2018
    "My Art" by Laurie Simmons
    Films, Screenings "My Art" by Laurie Simmons

    Laurie Simmons directed, wrote and stars in this autobiographical film about a New York artist obsessed with finding a (…)

  • From 24 to 25 February 2018
    "Golden Exits" by Alex Ross Perry
    Films, Screenings "Golden Exits" by Alex Ross Perry

    A bitter portrayal of how passing time reveals the differences between love and desire, this film explores the (…)

International Film Festival Rotterdam Live 2018

Welcome to the world's largest simultaneous film festival! From 26 to 28 January, La Casa Encendida will participate in the International Film Festival Rotterdam by hosting an experience that unites thousands of people via social media and live streaming.

  • 27 January 2018
    "Amateurs" by Gabriela Pichler
    Films, Screenings "Amateurs" by Gabriela Pichler

    If you had to sum up your town in a music video, what would it be? A tribute to all the small-town rebels, the excluded (…)

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