19th International Woman’s Film Festival Hits Barcelona May 26th to June 5th

Screen shot from Die Fremde


If you like foreign films made by women, you’ll want to be in Barcelona from May 26th to June 5th, 2011 for the 19th International Woman’s Film Festival.

During the two week festival, more than 50 films from more than a dozen countries, all directed by women, will be shown, including Still Moving from Ulrike Ottinger, Maria Ruido’s  Lo Que No Puede Ser Visto Debe Ser Mostrado (What can’t be seen has to be shown), Die Fremde (The Foreigner) and Pink Saris by Kim Longinotto.

Don’t miss the documentary Mamnou (Forbidden), which shows the true story of repression in Egypt

The festival will be held at the Cinematheque de Catalunya, Espai and the Centre de Cultura de Dones Francesca Bonnemaison, and also, for special screenings, the Viceroy in Gràcia and the Centre of Contemporary Culture Barcelona (CCCB).


Photo – Screen shot from the trailer of Die Fremde, about a Turkish-German woman’s search for fulfillment.