ACE members’ cinemas are slowly reopening

During the past weeks, many film archives from all over Europe are reopening their doors and starting to offer their audiences screenings of new titles or curated retrospectives. This is a brief panorama of the ACE members’ offer (this article will be updated as soon as more film archives reopen):

  • British Film Institute: on May 19th, following government guidelines, the BFI will finally be able to reopen and offer their audiences 4 curated collections as well as new releases. The four collections are Dream Palace (a selection of famous cinema gems presented or accompained by filmmakers or film critics), a retrospective dedicated to Robert  Altman, a selection of big screen classics and Her Voice (an homage to the artistry of black women). You can discover more here
  • Cinemateca Portuguesa: the film archive is currently offering many different cycles: Cinemateca Júnior is dedicated to the younger audience, while The Seas of Europe explores the importance of the sea in cinema. Other offerings include Korean Cinema Classics, an homage to Deborah Kerr, a retrospective dedicated to the way writers approached film and many others. Find out more here.

  • Cineteca di Bologna: Cinema Lumière has reopened and is offering, besides new releases, the restoration of Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love, curated by L’Immagine Ritrovata. Find out more here.
  • Cinémathèque suisse: At the moment Cinémathèque suisse offers retrospectives that they weren’t able to showcase in the last year, an homage to Abbas Kiarostami and one to Costa Gavras. Visit their website to find out more.
  • CSC – Cineteca Nazionale: the film archive has organized a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Alida Valli’s birth with a selection of her movies. Click here to find out more.
  • Det Danske Filminstitut: the film archive is currently offering titles from film festivals and a selection for children. Click here for more information.
  • Filmarchiv Austria: Filmarchiv Austria offers in cooperation with Diagonale and the Academy of Austrian Cinema a Spring Cinema in the open air on Augartenspitz and in the METRO Kinokulturhaus from May 19 to June 27, focusing on the current Austrian filmmakers. Click here for more information.
  • Filmoteca de Catalunya: as one of the first film archives to reopen, Filmoteca de Catalunya is offering many different cycles. From the vampires of silent cinema to homage to beloved filmmakers, you can find a complete view of their program here.
  • Filmoteca Española: The May 2021 program at the Doré cinema offers “Cine show”, homages to Agnès Varda, Luis Ciges, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Cruz Delgado, Djibril Diop and Mati Diop. Click here for the full program.
  • Filmoteca Valenciana: the film archive offers homages to Ida Lupino and Luis Buñuel, as well as new titles. Click here for the full schedule.
  • Jugoslovenska Kinoteka: The May program of the Yugoslav Cinematheque will showcase the homage to director Purisa Djordjevic, set designer Miljen Kreka Kljakovic and actor Rade Serbedzija, as well as a selection of films by the recently deceased composer Zoran Simjanovic. The series Giants of World Film is dedicated to actress Angelica Houston, and Focus to director Otto Preminger. Click here for the full program.
  • Kinoteka Bosne i Hercegovine Sarajevo: the film archives offers a selection of titles that showcase Bosnian history. Click here for the full program.

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