Next Oct 26th-Nov 25th, 2018, the Sala d’Exposicions de Ca N’Ametller in Molins de Rei will host the free exhibition called De Palma vs De Palma. Catalan Jordi Batet Trias’s personal materials will be exhibited for the first time ever; he is the biggest collector specialised in items connected with the work of the great North American film director, Brian De Palma. Mr Batet has devoted more than thirty years to research all kinds of objects connected with the notorious director.
The Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival along with the Local Council of Molins de Rei are collaborating to offer an impressive exhibition on the author of present time classics of the 7th art, such as Carrie (1976), Dressed to Kill (1980), Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987) and Mission: Impossible (1996).
This exhibition will be one of the central events of the 37th edition of TerrorMolins, which this year is paying tribute to this essential member of the New Hollywood generation. Additionally, there will be a retrospective of his genre focused films, and a book reviewing the main features of his filmography will complete the 2018 edition.
The exhibition called revisits director’s main features displaying a number of recursive concepts from his work. Visitors will find original posters of the films -made by artists from all over the world- setting pictures as well as photograms of the films and other original objects. Moreover, an exclusive video clip will be doing the honours to the exhibition. There is also a special section devoted to De Palma’s horror film called The Fury (1978) of which we are celebrating the 40th anniversary.
This unique exhibition will open its doors next Friday, Oct 26th, at 20:00pm. Additionally, next Sunday, Nov 4th, at 12:00pm, the official book of the Festival will be presented: A monographic volume focused on the director and issued by the publishing company Hermenaute.
Opening hours of the free exhibition:
Tuesday to Friday: 17:30pm – 20:00pm (closed on Monday)
Saturday: 18:30pm – 20:30pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 14:00pm
During the dates of the Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival (Nov 9th – Nov 18th), the exhibition will have extra opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 17:30pm – 20:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00pm – 14:00pm and 17:30pm – 20:00pm
Brian De Palma (New Jersey, September 11th, 1940) has been one of the most relevant directors for the last six decades. He has been a central member of the innovative generation of the so called New Hollywood Generation along with other American colleagues like Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola. De Palma’s cinema has gathered endless followers and passionate fans all around the world. His great skill has allowed De Palma to remain a real creator; even when taking charge of mainstream products, he has always kept respected the big audience without losing his personal conception of cinema.
Under the influence of Alfred Hitchock’s visual and conceptual arts along with Jean-Luc Godard’s creative formal freedom, Brian De Palma’s cinema is striking, brave, critical, passionate and consistent. Since his initial experimental works, Brian De Palma has followed his own central principles which are easy to see, especially concerning his magnificent visual conception, his skill in generating breathtaking sequence spots, splitting the screen as no one ever did, and making close-up or long shots as very few directors might. However attractive his work has been for cinephiles and analysts from all around the world, Brian De Palma is praised by the audiences as well as Hollywood stars, many of which have been pleased to work under his directions. The long list of Star System members includes names as Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Scarlett Johansson, Nicolas Cage, Sissy Spacek, Jessica Harper, Kevin Costner, John Travolta, Nancy Allen, Angie Dickinson, Jon Voight, Michael Caine, Lolita Davidovich, John Lithgow, Margot Kidder, Danny DeVito, Geneviève Bujold, Harvey Keitel, Morgan Freeman, Tom Cruise, Melanie Griffith, Bruce Willis, Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox, Antonio Banderas, Noomi Rapace and William Finley.
Brian De Palma’s cinema gives away big passion, enthusiasm and motivation. A number of works with strong visual power, excellent planning and magnificent photography have also included the collaboration of great composers like Bernard Herrmann, Pino Donaggio and Enio Morricone whose soundtracks have contributed to raise the cinema of this undeniable master of present times cinema.