Catalan Cultural Festival at Stanford University


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The 20th and 23rd April, with the support of the Institut Ramon Llull, Stanford University has organized the Catalan Cultural Festival.

On April 20, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, the film Story of My Death by the catalan director Albert Serra will be screen. Famous lover Casanova, now long past his prime, meets Count Dracula during a journey to Transylvania. Story of my Death is a dark and erotic retelling of their encounter, the Enlightenment ceding to Romanticism, akin to Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Salò.

On April 23, from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Albert Serra will give the conference “Paradigms of Change in Contemporary Cinema”. Claiming that Contemporary Cinema is currently in its most interesting creative moment since the 60s, laureate Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra will discuss its evolution throughout the 21st Century in terms of form, methodology and perception, as well as its future possibilities.

Right after Albert Serra’s talk, come to celebrate the Day of the Book & Rose, a Catalan Cultural and Literary Festival, coinciding with the anniversary of Shakespeare’s and Cervantes’ death. There will be books, roses, and live recital of Catalan poetry!