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CATALAN SHORTS & CASTELLERS – St. Peter’s Church Hall, Edinburgh

23 March 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St Peters Church Hall

Join us to celebrate the best of Catalan cinema and traditions.

Catalan Shorts & Castellers

In the ninth version of the Catalan Film Festival, short films are not the exception. In Edinburgh you will have the chance to watch a magnificent selection of shorts made by talented filmmakers like Julieta Lasarte, Chirstian Ávila, Iván Morales, Juanjo Gimenez and Marc Martínez. The audience will be able to find a wide range of stories in different formats and genres that presents you a vibrant tapestry of Catalan filmmaking, all these preceded by a interactive celebration of traditional Castellers show (Human Towers) thanks to our friends at the Colla Castellera d’Edinburgh.

Where: St Peter’s Church Hall (Lutton Pl, Newington, Edinburgh, EH8 9PE)
When: Saturday 23 March, event starts at 19:30


SDH captioning
English subtitling
Wheelchair accessible


Short Film Selection 

The Open House
Dir. Julieta Lasarte / 2023 / 19′

The open house is an imaginary reconstruction. A timeless narrative with protagonists from different times. The house as a theatre of memory. Times encapsulated in a house. Multiple layers shot one on top of the other on 16mm film open the doors of the family memory. A journey through death, mourning and birth as a reflection on presences and absences. An attempt to bring the family together once again.

Daydreaming So Vividly About Our Spanish Holidays
Dir. Christian Avilés / 2022 / 24′

Driven by their desire for light and warmth, British teenagers take a trip to the Balearic Islands. They must absorb the sun and store it in their bodies to take it back to their cloud-covered kingdom. A surreal film about the real phenomenon of “balconing” which, in recent summers, has led to tragic, self-inflicted accidents particularly among young people travelling to Spain.

Dir. Iván Morales / 2023 / 20′

Tonight will be the first time that Jaume, a local police from a provincial town, will taste sushi. And it will also be the first time, and surely the last, that he shares a few hours with his son, Betu, a young man who will soon be a father.

Dir. Juanjo Giménez / 2022 / 15′

Synopsis: The owl has not seen the glass.

Mystic Tiger
Dir. Marc Martínez Jordán / 2023 / 15′

After suffering a mysterious accident, a man acquires the ability to transgress time/space. However, the unbridled use of this gift will inevitably lead him to discover the true reason behind his power.