Berlanga and Comedy series
Categories: urban festival.
TOURISTIC AREA: City of Arts and Alameda
Enjoy a summer of film!
The film screenings kick off with the Berlanga and Comedy film series, part of the Nits de Cinema programme, to be held 13th to 23rd July in the cloister of La Nau at he University of Valencia. This will be followed by Filmoteca d'Estiu, a summer film series with showings 29th July to 30th August in the gardens of Palau de la Musica concert hall.
The series includes comedies that inspired Berlanga or were directed by directors of his generation or masters of cinema admired by the Valencian film maker. This summer series includes films directed by Berlanga: Welcome Mister Marshall! (1952), Boyfriend in sight (1954), and The National Shotgun (1977), the last of wich was the first in the 'National Trilogy' on the transition to democrazy.
Other highlights include the French film classic Monsier Hulot's Holiday (1953) directed by Jacques Tati, a filmmaker much beloved by Berlanga; and two classics of Italian cinema: Rufufu directed by Mario Monicelli (1958), and 'I Vitelloni' Federico Fellini's (1953).
This summer will bring many more activities to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Luis García Berlanga, which will extend into 2022, at least until the upcoming Goya Awards ceremony, to be held in Valencia.