D’A – Festival Internacional de Cinema d’Autor


The D'A - Barcelona International Author Film Festival 2019 reaches its ninth edition with the best cinema produced in the world: a combination of new and consolidated directors, films that have triumphed in other international festivals and with the attention directed towards the new tendencies of the cinematographic creation. Of the more than 100 directors with films in this edition of D'A, 45 will be at the festival to present their works. D'A brings together, as always, the films that redefine the concept of auteur cinema. There are 86 feature films and 28 short films, with 40 films directed by women, 25 debut films, 20 premieres in Spain and 66 in Catalonia.

Inauguration and closing

D'A 2019 opens on April 25 with the French film "A faithful man" by Louis Garrel, the second film directed by the well-known actor and starring himself, Laetitia Casta and Lily-RoseDepp. "A faithful man" won the best script award at the San Sebastian Festival 2018, written by Louis Garrel himself with the collaboration of the historical screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière. The closing of the festival recaptures the tradition of choosing one of the most outstanding Catalan films of the year, in this case "The days that will come", by Carlos Marqués-Marcet starring Maria Rodríguez Soto and David Verdaguer. The film follows, between the fiction and the real experience of the protagonists, the process of pregnancy of a couple. They just got a great success in Malaga winning the Golden Biznaga for the best film and the Silver Biznaga for the best director and best actress.

The sections of the D'A - International Festival of Author Film of Barcelona

D'A programming maintains the usual sections: Direcciones (consolidated directors of world cinema); Talents (directors with less than three films in their filmography); Transicions (emerging authors who are already more than promises); Retrospectiva D'A (dedicated this year to the French director Christophe Honoré); Un Impulso Colectivo 2019, which will review the state of Spanish cinema produced on the margins of the official; Special Sessions (special screenings such as the Chinese director Bi Gan's new film, "Largo viaje hacia la noche", with a special 3D projection in the Filmoteca de Catalunya); and the Sala Jove section dedicated to young audiences with 6 films programmed by the Young Programmers Moving Cinema D'A.

Three free movies

The D'A 2019 film program closes with the Movistar + section, which offers three free films: the award-winning "Eighth Grade" by Bo Burnham (best first script at the Independent Spirit Awards), a comedy starring Elsie Fisher, nominated for the Golden Globes; "Funny Cow", a tragicomedy directed by Adrian Shergold; and the animated film "The Tower" by Mats Grorud, one of the hits of the last edition of the Annecy Animation Festival.

Activities and spaces

Professional activities, talks, workshops, concerts are also organized and there will be fourteen towns that will host the Tour D'A in Catalonia and thirteen in the rest of Spain. To the usual spaces of the festival (Aribau Multicines, Teatre and Auditori of the CCCB and Filmoteca de Catalunya) are added the Zumzeig Cinema of Sants quarter and the SGAE.

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