With motive of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and of the revolutions that took place in 1989 in the countries that made up the former communist bloc in Central and Easter Europe, EUNIC, the association of Cultural Centres and European Embassies in Madrid, in association with the Matadero Madrid and the Cineteca (Plaza de Legazpi, 8, de Madrid), is organising a cinematic series and a photographic exhibition titled 1989: The year that changed Europe.
From 10 to 18 November, the Madrid Cineteca, will offer 7 cinematographical proposals, a selection of films, both fictional and documentary, suggested by the Czech Centre, the Goethe-Institut Madrid, the Rumanian Cultural Centre, the Polish Cultural Institute and the Lithuanian Embassy. The great protagonist of the series will be the preview of Walesa, the hope of a people, by acclaimed Polish director, Andrzej Wajda, a biographical film about Lech Walesa, which will launch the series. During the German session, on 12 November, the animated film Esterhazy and the documentary The wall’s rabbits will be shown. All films are in their original language with Spanish subtitles.
In addition and up to January 2015, Alexandra Novosseloff and Frank Neisse’s photographic exhibition, Walls among men can be visited at the Plaza de Matadero Madrid organised by the French Alliance and Matadero Madrid.