Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival, under the name of LPA FILMS, features a new image in 2013 and offers differents options throughout the year.
The year-long program of activities organized by the staff of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival (LPAFILM FESTIVAL) for 2013, which includes the double screening sessions called LPA Films. This allows the audience more chances to update the access to the current production of so called ‘festival films’.
LPA FILMS opens a space for that "other" movies, whose distribution is usually very limited, and continues its work and witnesses as the voice of the cinema as a living art.
Through its permanent program, LPA FILMS explores the latest releases of the industry as an aesthetic form art. The programming is based on three principles: diversity of proposals, aesthetic risk-taking and coherence.
LPA FILMS rescues some of the highlights of its parallel sections with a double movie session scheduled on the first Thursday of every month, at Monopol Cinemas.
This expanded program –the monthly double sessions LPA Films, on each first thursday– required a good starting point. So it is, with the highest rated and polemic film of the 2012, HOLY MOTORS by Leos Carax, and Lech Majewski’s THE MILL AND THE CROSS –one of those ‘alien’ works coming from a near planet that used to be called ‘viedeoart’. The following months there would be screenings of works by Béla Tarr, Hirokazu Kore-eda (Elías León Siminiani and Monte Hellamn. These films will ‘speak’ to us, of course, in the original languages –with the valuable support of subtitling.