Outdoor cinema in Barcelona

Summer turns Barcelona's cultural spaces, squares and parks into open-air cinemas

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Summer is here! And that means it's time to put up the big screens outside. This year other venues are getting in on the act, along with the popular open-air screenings at Sala Montjuïc, including Nau Ivanow, Ateneu Barcelonès, Centre Cívic Cotxeres de Sants and L'Illa Diagonal. All films are under €10 (and some are free!), so check our list below, choose your flicks, grab a blanket and some picnic food, and head outside to see a film under the Barcelona sky.

Upcoming open-air screenings

A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman

  • Free

Bill Jones, Ben Timlett, Jeff Simpson. UK, 2012. Original language, Spanish subtitles. 85'.  

Monty Python ... you're in luck! This self-portrait of Chapman send you to heaven using a wide variety of intermingling animation styles. In line with the comedy group, reality and fiction go hand in hand in this delirious story that will leave you wide-eyed. (Time Out review)

  1. Platja Sant Sebastià Passeig de Joan de Borbó, s/n, Ciutat Vella
  2. Thu Aug 14
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Auf der anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven)

  • Free

Fatih Akin. Germany, Tukey, 2007. Original language, Spanish subtitles. 122'.   

A series of encounters, relationships, and deaths that occur between Germany and Turkey bring together the fragile lives of six people who seek forgiveness and reconciliation. Nejat doesn't approve of the relationship that his father, a pensioner, has with the prostitute Yeter, but changes his mind when he learns that she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter Ayten's university studies. Yeter's sudden death drives a wedge between father and son, and Nejat decides to travel to Istanbul to find Ayten. However, Ayten is a political activist who has fled the Turkish police and seeks refuge in Germany.

  1. CCCB. Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona Montalegre, 5, El Raval, 08001
  2. Thu Aug 14
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Aquí y allá

  • Free

Antonio Méndez Esparza. Mexico, Spain, USA, 2012. 110'.   

After working several years in the United States, a man returns to his village, Sierra de Guerrero. There he reunites with his wife and two daughters, who are somewhat distant with him. Gradually he manages to rebuild the relationships and find love with them again, but he runs into new problems with financial hardships and job insecurity, leading him to consider emigrating again, like other of his countrymen. He's presented with a difficult dilmma that he must resolve one way or another and still preserve his family. (In Spanish)

  1. CCCB. Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona Montalegre, 5, El Raval, 08001
  2. Wed Aug 20
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4 mesos, 2 setmanes i 2 dies

  • Free

Cristian Mungiu. Romania, 2013. Original language, Spanish subtitles. 113'.

During hectic times, it's worth taking a moment for reflections such as those Cristian Mungiu gives us in his movie '4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days'. It's the story of Otilla and her friend Gabita, who wants to terminate her pregnancy during the decline of communism in Romania.

  1. Platja Sant Sebastià Passeig de Joan de Borbó, s/n, Ciutat Vella
  2. Thu Aug 21
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Viewers' choice

  • Free

With this last outdoor cinema session on the beach, the public gets to choose the film they'll show. Whichever film gets the most votes will be the one that brings this particular free film cycle on the San Sebastián beach to an end. The candidates are: 'Upstream Colour' from Shane Carruth, 'Spring Breakers' from Harmony Korine, 'It Felt Like Love' from Eliza Hittman, 'Me and You and Everyone We Know' from Mirandy July, and 'Et dec una nit de divendres' from Dimas Rodríguez. (Update: The winner is.... 'Et dec una nit de divendres', a Catalan romantic comedy.)

  1. Platja Sant Sebastià Passeig de Joan de Borbó, s/n, Ciutat Vella
  2. Sun Aug 24
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