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9th Márgenes Festival From 26 to 29 November 2019
9th Márgenes Festival

Welcome back to Márgenes, the festival that celebrates new audiovisual narratives and a leading showcase for the edgiest, most independent Ibero-American films. This flexible, provocative, innovative competition constantly reflects on the direction in which cinema and contemporary society are headed.

Contemporary Film: Under the Influence of David Lynch

Evil doppelgängers, absurd detective investigations and terrifying parallel universes take over La Casa Encendida in November.

ÁFRICA on! From 12 to 20 November 2019
ÁFRICA on!

AFRICA on! is a pioneering cultural initiative in Spain that aims to combine academic research on the realities of the African continent with a showcase of the artistic expressions of Africa and the African diaspora.

Monographics From 28 February 2018 to 31 March
Monographics

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 2019
    Monographic: Oberhausen MuVi
    Films, Screenings Monographic: Oberhausen MuVi

    A special screening of the 11 music videos nominated for the 2018 MuVi Award at the Oberhausen Festival in Germany.

  • 20 March 2019
    Monographic: Salomé Lamas
    Films, Screenings, Talks Monographic: Salomé Lamas

    A programme of shorts selected by the artist, who will be visiting La Casa Encendida to lead a workshop on (…)

  • 25 April 2019
    Monographic: Wong Ping
    Films, Screenings Monographic: Wong Ping

    The brilliant animations of Hong Kong native Wong Ping feature a surprising contrast of bright neon hues and twisted, (…)

  • 29 May 2019
    Monographic: Bertrand Mandico
    Films, Screenings, Talks Monographic: Bertrand Mandico

    A selection of the most evocative short films by the creator of Les garçons sauvages (The Wild Boys, 2017), from his (…)

  • 23 October 2019
    Monographic: Alex Reynolds
    Films, Screenings, Talks Monographic: Alex Reynolds

    The October film programme at La Casa Encendida is “under the influence” of she makes noise to celebrate the (…)

  • 20 November 2019
    Monographic: CANADA
    Films, Screenings, Talks Monographic: CANADA

    Join us for a visual and musical tour of CANADA, a production company that’s revolutionised the international music (…)

Vibrant Matter From 05 to 08 November 2019
Vibrant Matter

Structured in four programmes, this audiovisual cycle reflects on the thought-producing potential of matter. In this age of biotechnology, technoscience, exoskeletons and artificial intelligence, how can we rethink the human being, and the female body in particular?

Contemporary Film: Under the Influence of she makes noise

The music and film festival she makes noise is turning five, and to celebrate the occasion, we’re putting the October audiovisual programme at La Casa Encendida under its influence with a selection of works steeped in the spirit of She, shining a spotlight on feminist activism and the transgender struggle.

  • From 12 to 13 October 2019
    “So Pretty” by Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli
    Films, Screenings “So Pretty” by Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli

    The stars of this film, halfway between fiction and documentary, are members of a New York transgender community (…)

  • From 19 to 20 October 2019
    "High Fantasy” by Jenna Bass
    Films, Screenings "High Fantasy” by Jenna Bass

    A teen sci-fi drama about a group of South African friends who camp out on the savannah one night (…)

  • From 26 to 27 October 2019
    "Game Girls", de Alina Skrzeszewska
    Films, Screenings "Game Girls", de Alina Skrzeszewska

    Teri y Tiahna, una pareja de lesbianas indigentes, intentan vivir su amor en los infernales suburbios de la ciudad de (…)

she makes noise 2019 From 03 to 06 October 2019
she makes noise 2019

she makes noise turns five, confirming its status as one of the most eagerly anticipated highlights of the autumn cultural calendar. It seems like it was only yesterday when we began planning this bold, risky niche event, and now we’ve got a solid track record of opening “doors and windows” to contemporary creativity from a gender perspective.

  • 04 October 2019
    "Searching Eva” by Pia Hellenthal
    Films, Screenings "Searching Eva” by Pia Hellenthal

    The premiere in Spain of this performative portrait of Eva Collé, a young Italian woman with a punk soul and a (…)

  • 05 October 2019
    she makes noise short films
    Films, Screenings she makes noise short films

    Motherhood, autobiography, historical memory and the refugee crisis are just some of the themes explored in the shorts (…)

  • 06 October 2019
    “Knives and Skin” by Jennifer Reeder
    Films, Screenings “Knives and Skin” by Jennifer Reeder

    Jennifer Reeder’s cinema embodies the spirit of she makes noise: the deconstruction of gender roles and clichés (…)

Puwerty 2019 28 September 2019
Puwerty 2019

As the new academic year begins, La Casa Encendida’s creative youth festival returns for its third edition. The “Power and Puberty” slogan still sums up the essence of Puwerty, where creative talents under age 26 working in virtually every artistic discipline will come together for a unique event.

  • 28 September 2019
    Puwerty Día
    Concerts, Films, Screenings, Talks Puwerty Día

    In Puwerty Día, the daytime segment, identity and the virtual will intertwine in creative workshops led by Inés (…)

Addicted to Toxicity From 02 to 25 July 2019
Addicted to Toxicity

Human relationships and how they can be toxic or beneficial is a common theme in cinema. Complex relationships between couples, relatives, friends and work colleagues can lead to happiness or become a nightmare, a trap with no obvious way out. Every Tuesday and Thursday in July, La Casa Encendida presents toxic stories that seek an antidote.

The Magnetic Terrace 2019 From 22 June to 01 September 2019
The Magnetic Terrace 2019

On 22 June, The Magnetic Terrace will kick off another summer of open-air cinema and sunset concerts every weekend. This year's programme will revolve around the language of comics, in direct relation to the exhibition Modern Vices, featuring Ceesepe's graphic work.

FILMADRID 2019 From 08 to 14 June 2019
FILMADRID 2019

For the fifth year running, La Casa Encendida presents the Avant-Garde competition, part of the annual international festival FILMADRID featuring the first screenings of the year's best films. This year we're also including a fascinating section devoted to recent Brazilian cinema, plus a Live Avant-Garde session with the Japanese filmmaker Takashi Makino.

Wake Up! The Planet Needs You 2019 From 30 May to 02 June 2019
Wake Up! The Planet Needs You 2019

The climate’s in crisis, so change the world. OK, but how?

  • From 01 to 02 June 2019
    “Bikes” by Manuel J. García
    For kids, Films, Screenings “Bikes” by Manuel J. García

    Bikes is a fun animated story for children that teaches the importance of sustainable mobility: getting about in ways (…)

Contemporary Film: Under the Influence of Wong Kar-wai

In May, the spotlight is on romantic neon melodramas directed by promising new Asian filmmakers.

Conscientious Consumers: Fair Trade and the SDGs. World Fair Trade Day

To celebrate World Fair Trade Day on May 11, three documentaries will be screened in the month of May. These films will show us global situations that reveal the consequences of the aggressive exploitation of natural resources, but we will also discover alternatives already being implemented in many places around the world.

  • 07 May 2019
    "Food Coop” by Tom Boothe
    Films, Screenings, Talks "Food Coop” by Tom Boothe

    Screening of Tom Boothe’s film Food Coop, followed by a discussion with Ana Fernández and Renzo Tello.

  • 21 May 2019
    "The True Cost" by Andrew Morgan
    Films, Screenings, Talks "The True Cost" by Andrew Morgan

    Screening of Andrew Morgan’s film The True Cost, followed by a discussion with Eva Kreisler and Marta Lozano.

  • 28 May 2019
    “Death by Design” by Sue Williams
    Films, Screenings, Talks “Death by Design” by Sue Williams

    Screening of Sue Williams’s film Death by Design, followed by a discussion with Fernando Tucho and Alberto Medina.

Punto y Raya Festival From 13 to 14 April 2019
Punto y Raya Festival

A weekend devoted to abstract art in motion featuring a screening of the best of the 2018 Punto y Raya Festival, a special family session, and two children's workshops led by Elena Duque.

  • From 13 to 14 April 2019
    Punto y Raya Junior
    For kids, Films, Screenings Punto y Raya Junior

    This programme features a fun selection of short films for the whole family to enjoy.

  • From 13 to 14 April 2019
    The Best of Punto y Raya 2018
    Films, Screenings The Best of Punto y Raya 2018

    A selection of the finalist and award-winning films from the festival’s last edition, held in October 2018 at CeTA (…)

Who’s Afraid of Dragons with Ursula K. Le Guin?

A tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin in the form of a sonic journey inspired by her musical collaboration with Todd Barton on Music and Poetry of the Kesh, interspersed with readings of various texts, a speculative fiction workshop, and a screening of the documentary that followed the author in her final years.

Contemporary Film: Under the Influence of Isabelle Huppert

A tribute to one of the great muses of French cinema

Contemporary Film: Under the Influence of Marjane Satrapi

In February, La Casa Encendida resumes its contemporary film programme with an animation cycle about the cinematographic legacy of Iranian director Marjane Satrapi.

  • From 02 to 03 February 2019
    “Virus Tropical” by Santiago Caicedo
    Films, Screenings “Virus Tropical” by Santiago Caicedo

    An adaptation of Powerpaola’s famous autobiographical graphic novel about the memories of her chaotic childhood and (…)

  • From 09 to 10 February 2019
    “Chris the Swiss” by Anja Kofmel
    Films, Screenings “Chris the Swiss” by Anja Kofmel

    In 1992, the corpse of a foreign correspondent covering the Balkan conflict was found dressed in the uniform of a (…)

  • From 16 to 17 February 2019
    “Tehran Taboo” by Ali Soozandeh
    Films, Screenings “Tehran Taboo” by Ali Soozandeh

    Tehran Taboo uses rotoscope animation to portray the world of three women in the Iranian capital, whose freedom is (…)

  • From 23 to 24 February 2019
    “Samouni Road” by Stefano Savona
    Films, Screenings “Samouni Road” by Stefano Savona

    With documentary footage and animated sequences based on survivors’ recollections, Samouni Road denounces the (…)

Catherine Breillat: Adolescence, Subversion and Rites of Passage

Presenting one of the most prolific, controversial and transgressive directors in French film, whose work is virtually unknown to the general public in Spain.

  • From 05 to 20 February 2019
    “A Real Young Girl” by Catherine Breillat
    Films, Screenings “A Real Young Girl” by Catherine Breillat

    In her directorial debut, Breillat lays the foundations of an eroticism where pleasure and pain converge to create her (…)

  • From 06 to 19 February 2019
    "Junior Size 36” by Catherine Breillat
    Films, Screenings "Junior Size 36” by Catherine Breillat

    An interesting reflection on the perversions and ghosts of an impossible love affair between a forty-something playboy (…)

  • From 12 to 27 February 2019
    “Fat Girl” by Catherine Breillat
    Films, Screenings “Fat Girl” by Catherine Breillat

    Two sisters take a journey to the dark side, leaping from their seemingly insignificant everyday world into an abyss of (…)

  • From 13 to 26 February 2019
    "Bluebeard” by Catherine Breillat
    Films, Screenings "Bluebeard” by Catherine Breillat

    A brazen, lucid adaptation of Perrault’s classic tale of a misogynous aristocrat with echoes of the historical serial (…)

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