Palma.— The Cine Ciutat cinema will be opening tomorrow evening in Palma, heralding a new era of foreign language film screenings, including London Film Festival Award winner “We have to speak about Kevin.” Cine Ciutat has been born out of the ashes of the old Renoir cinema at the Escorxador leisure and cultural centre in Palma, known to the ex patriate community for its showing of films in the original language.

Just two months ago, the concept of keeping the cinema going financially after the Renoir fell into difficulties was little more than an enthusiasts' lobby group, but out of this emerged the Xarxa Cinema Association which, with around 1'000 members paying a monthly subscription can now afford to relaunch the cinema under a new name, Cine Ciutat.

Tomorrow there will be films showing in all the cinema's halls, including free screenings of classic films for members of the Xarxa Association.
The official opening will take place at 8pm and well known faces from the world of cinema are expected to attend.
On Saturday, a party has been organised for the evening with musical entertainment from 8.30-11.30pm. The event includes the screening of the premier of “Un lugar para las butter cookies” (A Place for the Butter Cookies) which is the work of an Ibizan film production company, “Zona 6.” A major attraction for English-speaking film goers will be Lynne Ramsay's drama “We have to speak about Kevin” based on the novel of the same name by American writer Lionel Shriver.

It's an intense portrait of family trauma ... love, acrimony, and especially about guilt. Starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly, a couple embark on a love affair and eventually marriage which produces Kevin, a challenge to both parents because of his bad behaviour. All original language films will have subtitles in Castilian Spanish. See details on the cinema association website

Other films to be shown in English include Martha Marthy May Marlene a psychological thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen playing a woman trying to get back to normal life after having escaped from a sect, and Take Shelter, starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain.

Awarded at the Cannes Film Festival, the film explores paranoia and the perception of reality.


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