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From 08 to 14 June 2019

La Casa Encendida
Ronda de Valencia, 2

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.

From 8 to 14 June La Casa Encendida will host the fifth edition of the FILMADRID festival and Avant-Garde competition, which showcases the most innovative experimental feature-length and short films. The latest titles from filmmakers like Ute Aurand, Deborah Stratman, Manfred Kirchheimer, Malena Szlam, Meriem Bennani and Jorge Suárez-Quiñones, among others, will receive their first screening in Madrid during the course of the competition.

The programme also includes a special focus on the extraordinary moment that Brazilian cinema is currently enjoying. Seven visionary films, all eccentric and critical of reality, will form part of this series, and in several cases the filmmakers will be present to talk about their work with the audience. In addition, the Live Avant-Garde section will feature a sound performance by filmmaker Takashi Makino based on his latest production, Memento Stella.

FILMADRID was created to guide Madrid audiences down the most innovative roads in the contemporary cinematographic landscape. It is an international festival open to fiction and non-fiction films produced anywhere in the world in any format. All films will be screened in their original language with subtitles in Spanish where necessary.

Organised by: Pasajes de Cine, a cultural association that provides Madrid audiences with the opportunity to discover international films.

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