Catalan Film Series 2012 (Mostra de cinema catal)
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Casa Hispanica, Room 201
A personal portrait of the 20th century, told through the photographs and other memorabilia left by one of Barcelonas most successful and respected families. Through the Balada familys doors passed everyone from Nijinsky to Gardel. We meet some extraordinary characters, especially the womensuch as Ramona Soler, one of the first woman to create her own factory, or Isabel Llorach, a major patron of the arts and the inspiration for a number of fictional characters. Writer Javier Balada delves deeply into his extended familys history, revealing the political and economic accomplishments alongside the shattered lives and secret love affairs, and offering a peculiar point of view on the private life of Barcelonas elite during the Golden Years prior to the Civil War.