Wednesday, November 12, 2008
An article in Avui has announced the creation of the Catalan Film Academy. Joel Joan i Juvé is its new president. Its purpose in as stated in Avui is to give awards, organize Catalan film production, and promote the the investigation of a film language cinema, and organize debates and seminars. Recently, we discussed the vital need for a low Catalan culture in a meeting of the Catalan group. Will this new academy promote films on the level of Guillermo del Toro, Quentin Terentino, Georg Lucas, or Steven Spielberg. Or will the catalans have to look elsewhere for entertainment? On the otherhand, maybe it is no longer possible to do Catalan film just for the sake of entertainment. But what happens when a culture only has art?
Posted by Zach at 11:04 AM