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Focus: From the beginning. Histories of Feminist Cinema

Delphine et Carole


All histories have a beginning. But there is not a sole history. When they are narrated, histories are created word by word. Film by film, in the case of the history of cinema. And, just as all histories have a beginning, all cinema histories have a first film. In many historic reviews of cinema, that first film is usually La sortie de l'usine à Lyon (Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory in Lyon)by the Lumière brothers. The beginning that we propose in this film cycle is also in 1895 and in a closed screening of the same movie. But we invite you to change your view and discover one of the spectators sitting in the audience: Alice Guy. A year after that session, Guy was to direct what is now considered to be the first fiction film in the history of cinema. She was there from the beginning and, for that reason, we want her to be our beginning. The rest of the journey will be alongside other female directors, accompanied by women's voices that will gradually construct this historic review of feminist films. A possible history, amongst many.


2019-2020 PROGRAMME


5 October, Saturday

19:00 Presentation: Nicole Fernández Ferrer, Delegada General del Centro Audiovisual Simone de Beauvoir

20:00 Maso et Miso Vont en Bateau, Nadja Ringart, Carole Roussopoulos, Delphine Seyrig & Ioana Wieder (Les Muses s'amusent), France, 1976, 55’

Pour mémoire, Delphine Seyrig, France, 1987, 11’


29 November, Friday

19:00 Presentation: Tania Adam

20:00 Fad'jal, Safi Faye, Senegal, France, 1979, 112'


8 December, Sunday

Manifiestos fílmicos feministas V

17:00 Presentation: Blanca Álvarez

Cosas de mujeres, Rosa Martha Fernández, Mèxico, 1987, 45'

Pond & Waterfall, Barbara Hammer, USA, 1982, 15', silent

Cosmetic Emergency, Netherlands-Canadá, 2008, 8'


19:00 L'aggettivo donna, Colletivo Feminista Conema-Roma, Italia, 1971, 55' 


26 January, Sunday

Presentation: Marta Nieto

17:00 Gendernauts, Monika Treut, Germany-USA, 1999, 86'

19:00 Orlando, Sally Potter, UK, 1992, 94'


2 February, Sunday 19:00

Presentation EQZE students

No hay nada más moderno que envejecer, Sra Polaroiska (Alaitz Arenzana&María Ibarretxe), España, 2018, 13' DCP, VO/ Sub ES

Wanda, Barbara Loden, USA, 1970, 103'


13 March, Friday 19:00

The Hour of the Liberation Has Arrived (Saat El Tahrir Dakkat, Barra ya Isti'Mar), Heiny Srour, UK, Líbano, Francia, 1974, 62'  


19 April, Sunday 19:00

La personalidad reducida (Die allseiting reduzierte persönlichkeit-redupers), Helke Sander, Alemania 1978, 98'


22 May, Friday 19:00

Presentation: Ros Murray

Les mères espagnoles, Carole Roussopoulos, Ionana Wiederr, Francia, Suiza 1975, 28'

La marche des femmes à Hendaye, Carole Roussopoulos, Iona Wieder, Francia 1975, 20'



Screening session. Presented and curated by the Programming Group.



  • Date: Friday, 19 October 2018 > Friday, 28 December 2018
  • Location: Cinema
  • Access: Ticket
  • Price: 3.5
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