From ecstasy to rapture. 50 years of the Other Spanish Cinema is the name of the touring retrospective, a co-production between the CCCB and SEACEX. featuring an anthology of the Spanish experimental cinema from the mid-1950s and on. The retrospective will be divided in six themed programmes featuring 43 works, screened in 35mm and Betacam, all of them featuring restored and/or new prints. The list of authors selected for this anthology is impressive: representatives from the late 50s (José Val del Omar, Joaquim Puigvert and Eugenio Granell), the 1970s (Carles Santos, Javier Aguirre, Eugeni Bonet, José Antonio Sistiaga and Iván Zulueta) and the younger generations from the late 1990s-2000s (David Domingo, Oriol Sánchez andLaida Lertxundi). The retrospective has already eigth confirmed venues: ACMI, Melbourne (Oct.2009), Anthology Film Archives-New York (Mar.2010), National Gallery-Washington (Jan.-Feb.2010), Bass Museum of Art of Miami (Jan.-Feb.2010), Image Forum Experimental Film Festival-Tokyo (Apr.2010), MNCARS-Madrid (May.2010), CCCB-Barcelona (May.2010) and TATE-London (Mar.-Apr.2011); and nearly twenty more in preparation for the next three years.
The retrospective will have a 2-disc DVD catalogue featuring 31 films and a 160-page booklet, to be released by Spanish publisher Cameo next October 7th.