By
Ariana Díaz Celma

Tarragona and cinema have a lot in common. Every year, the Festival REC is celebrated in the city. This year the program revolves around the fall of the Berlin Wall. Off the Wall focuses on emerging artists from Eastern Europe who share their experiences on the other side of the wall. Festival REC will kick off on Monday November 3 with the screening of Polish director Jacek Borcuch’s film All that I love, with the support Creative Europe, a European Union initiative for building new audiences.

Off the Wall focuses on emerging artists from Eastern Europe who share their experiences on the other side of the wall.

Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Off the Wall features a new generation of directors born in mid-70s in countries like Serbia, Estonia and Poland, all of whom share a common past: live in the under the Soviet regime. The films range from comedy to historical fiction, found footage and mockumentary. Skaters in East Berlin, punk in 80s Poland, Knight Rider, disco music and how it impacted on the Soviet regime, survivors of the Wall and post-communist fables…

The first five Off the Wall films will be screened every Monday from November to December at CaixaForum Tarragona and the rest will be part of the In Focus program, which each year Festival devotes to a stream of contemporary cinema. The cycle will travel to major festivals in Italy, France, Finland, Estonia, the Netherlands and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

 

More info here.