GENERAL REPORT II.
THE NEW ABDUCTION OF EUROPE
(2016) • 126’
Directed by: Pere Portabella + Debate Social Movements / Future of Europe
Impact of European Crises on Arts and Politics.
Pere Portabella’s latest film, looks at the political, economic, social and ecological facets of the crisis from the standpoint of networks and culture. Informe General II represents a dialogue with a new restored version
of its forerunner, Informe general on certain matters of interest for a public screening.
In 1976, the Spanish director filmed a vast fresco in motion covering the last dying embers of Franco’s regime and the process for founding a democratic State. Portabella assembles the work in a structure in which the spectator is always aware of the filming device and the type of narration produced by this.
Informe General II reacts to another historical time, also hectic, unhinged and pressing, in which the map of politicians and institutions born in 1976 has been pushed aside for a diagram of multiple open and changing nodes. How is this new civil society reorganised to recover the instituting and changing function of politics. How do institutions respond to this challenge? How do films connect and interact with these new processes?
Informe General II defends the role of culture as a context for questioning the present and the role of the museum also as a public institution in its status as a setting for dissension and critical imagination from which we can consider what our inherited and immediate “narrations” are, and what type of subject can appropriate these and launch them into the future. Science, citizens groups, grassroots social movements and networks complement the cultural institution, tracing out an uncertain outlook that Portabella’s film displays and questions at the same time.
Pere Portabella’s career in the film world starts with the production of three of the most relevant films appearing in the modern world in Spain: “Los golfos” by Carlos Saura (1959), “El cochecito” by Marco Ferreri (1960) and “Viridiana” by Luis Buñuel (1961). The first film directed by him, “No compteu amb els dits” dates back to 1967. Portabella has thus been working in films for 56 years, 48 of these as a director. With just a temporary interruption to get involved in parliamentary politics in the early 80s, Portabella can be said to be one of Europe’s most veteran active filmmakers today.
+ PANEL DEBATE: THE IMPACT OF EUROPEAN CRISES ON POLITICS & ARTS
Portabella’s film throw many questions on the role of Arts Centres and new modes of political participation. At the same time Portabella questions the insufficient attention given to researchers and scientific community when it comes down to implement policies. We will discuss how these three core areas have been affected by the financial crisis. The panel will be confirmed soon:
+ GENERAL REPORT I. CATALAN CLASSICS Does Spain have a healthy democratic system? On Sunday to close the Edinburgh strand, Portabella’s prequel General Report on Certain Matters of Interest For a Public Screening will be screened on Sunday 1 October at Grassmarket Community Project. Understand how a fragile Spanish democracy was trying to find its way in Europe in 1976.
GLASGOW (PORTABELLA DOUBLE BILL)
In Glasgow this will be presented as a special Pere Portabella Double Bill. General Report (1976) + General Report II (2016) + PANEL DISCUSSION: Arts centres as a space for public debate and political participation.
DOUBLE BILL. On the same day you will be able to catch the historic prequel from 1976 General Report on Certain Matters of Interest For a Public Screening by Pere Portabella. This is a FREE ticketed screening.
CCA PANEL DEBATE: Arts centres as a space for public debate and political participation..
CARMEN & LOLA | Alternative Valentine’s Special Screening | Glasgow and Edinburgh
Friday, 15th February 2019 / 7:30pm - 11:00pm
★ THURSDAY | 14th FEB | Glasgow | CCA | Tickets here ★ FRIDAY | 15th FEB | Edinburgh | NEW VENUE – Lauriston Hall | Tickets here EDINBURGH’S SCREENING WILL BE AT 8:00PM doors open at 7:30 AT OUR NEW VENUE Lauriston Hall 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ CARMEN & LOLA The perfect Alternative Valentine’s […]
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE Hey folks, Yes, we know, we´ve been missed for a while. There were changes in the team and the venue at the end of 2018 so we need some time to re balance our forces. But here we go, CinemaAttic takes London again! We come back in February and we […]
Animation Pioneer | Carlos Santa Masterclass | THE ARCHITECTURE OF TIME
Sunday, 10th February 2019 / 11:00am - 1:00pm
FREE EVENT BUT LIMITED SEATS , BOOK HERE Cinemaattic and Manipulate Festival celebrates Colombian Art and Animation with the retrospective Carlos Santa & Contemporary Colombian Animation. Edinburgh and Glasgow will see a weekend long retrospective into contemporary colombian animation including the presence of the great artist Carlos Santa. Considered the father of artistic animation in Colombia, Santa […]
Colombian Animation | Short-Film Night + Carlos Santa Exhibition Opening
Friday, 1st February 2019 / 7:30pm - Friday, 8th February 2019 / 11:00pm
1ST OF FEBRUARY – CCA GLASGOW – GET YOUR TICKETS HERE 8TH OF FEBRUARY – EDINBURGH ATTENTION! NEW VENUE! Lauriston Hall 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ GET YOUR TICKETS As part of our retrospective into Colombian Contemporary Animation, we bring some of the greatest modern animated gems made by Colombian directors. A celebration of […]
THIS EVENT IS PART OF A DOUBLE BILL Buy tickets for The Mysterious Presages of León Prozak, the other film in this double bill here Buy your ticket just to watch RELATOS DE RECONCILIACION here BUY A TICKET FOR BOTH FILMS HERE ART STUDENT DISCOUNT TICKETS HERE NEW VENUE LAURISTON HALL 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ Part […]