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Opening of the 2019 season. Insect. Jan Švankmajer’s latest film

The CCCB's cinema

Premiere in Spain

«If I were to edit all my films, without one credit after another, and screen them as they are, I would end up with just one film», Švankmajer claims. So, is this one, which is supposed to be his final feature film, a fluke occlusion and conclusion to his career? It seems so, as this great surrealist presents himself before the camera divested of all artifice to share ideas, obsessions and crafting in a shoot within a shoot from which the emerging result is a film which is also a documentary, fiction feature and play. In this return to his roots as a screen director, he pays homage to his cinematographic family, to his recurring technical and artistic crew.  

Xcèntric. Programme January - February 2020

Érik Bullot, Su Friedrich, Storm de Hirsch, Edward Owens, Amy Halpern, Masao Adachi, Igor and Gleb Aleinikov, Yevgeny Yufit, John Smith, Karpo Godina, Noémia Delgado or Juan Bufill are some of the filmmakers featured in our programme January- February 2020 of Xcèntric. 

Xcèntric. Programme January - February 2019

Jan Švankmajer, Rudy Burckhardt, Margarita Cordeiro and António Reis, Anne Charlotte Robertson, Carolee Schneemann, Stan Brakhage, Christine Noll Brinckmann, David Brooks and Arthur and Corinne Cantrill are some of the filmmakers featured in our programme January- February 2019 of Xcèntric.