Parlez-vous Ohlalà? Barcelona is about to do it. The first Francophone film festival in Barcelona gets its name from the famous Francophone expression Ohlalà! and it will take place from the 1st of March to the 8th at the Institut Français and Texas cinemas, with a double proposal of ten films in the official section and a retrospective of five titles by director Cédric Klapisch, godfather of the first festival edition.


The programming of Ohlalà! offers the public the unique opportunity to approach an international cinema from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Tunisia or Senegal, subtitled in Catalan or Spanish; to enjoy unknown author’s cinema  with experience in the main international film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin or San Sebastián; to see how current issues are treated around the world from a different approach.

The official section proposes ten films, fiction, documentary or animation, which will be screened from the 1st of March to the 5th at the Institut Français. You can discover pieces of different genres such as the rural thriller “Petit Paysan” by the French director Hubert Charuel, recently nominated for eight César awards from the French Film Academy; the Tunisian drama “La belle et la meute”,by the director Kaouther Ben Hania, which addresses the rights of women in the country of the Arab Spring Revolution; or the documentary “L’Opéra” by the Swiss director Jean-Stéphane Bron, which offers us an exciting immersion behind the scenes of the Paris Opera.

In addition, a retrospective dedicated to the director Cédric Klapisch will be included on March 6th, 7th and 8th at the Texas cinemas. The retrospective will begin with “Una casa de locos”, the famous film set in the city of Barcelona that became the symbol of the well-known “Erasmus generation” and will close with his latest film “Nuestra vida en la Borgoña”.

Also, there will be time to meet and chat with the protagonists of the films: the directors, actors or other professionals.

The festival proposes two awards for the official section: an award from the public and a prize from a young jury made up of high school students.

Ohlalà!, which takes its name from the characteristic French locution to express surprise, nostalgia or joy, alludes to the magic of cinema and the variety of emotions that the big screen is able to evoke in the viewer.


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