Gandules 2010 Event
August could be considered the month of labyrinths in Barcelona. The swells of people up and down the city streets can make navigating the city a maze with several dead ends. Its leading museum of contemporary culture, the CCCB, is featuring a gallery exhibition, Per Laberints, exploring the concept in several historical, philosophical, religious and contemporary contexts. And its free film festival in the museum terrace, Gandules 2010, ties in with this theme, screening several original and forgotten works depicting labyrinths in some form or another.
Seventeen films will be screened throughout the month of August in the museum's Pati de les Dones courtyard. The films range from 1945's mysterious and wordless exploration of sexual impulses, split personalities, and dreams, Meshes of the Afternoon, to four 2009 and 2010 premieres. Two of these premieres were produced by the Gandules staffers themselves, opening the festival on August 3 with Los orígenes del marketing and closing on August 26 with El mural (Shaban i Subhan).
Running at 10 p.m. each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout August, the Gandules 2010 screenings are one institution you can count on for not closing its doors in Barcelona's most shuttered month. With free admission, feel free to get trapped in the CCCB.
For more information on the programming schedule and exhibits at the CCCB, head to www.cccb.org