Cinema a la fresca makes the trek to La Mola

cinema fresca 2015The Formentera Island Council –by way of the administration's office of culture– has wrapped up organising efforts for a new season of the outdoor cinema series “Cinema a la fresca”, a programme that in 2015 turns ten.

Councillor of culture Susana Labrador and staff specialist Anna Costa took charge of presentation duties, outlining details of an event that this year has included the artistic direction of Veronique Landy. The series proposes film projections –from the classic to the contemporary– every Tuesday and Thursday in Sant Francesc and Sant Ferran. This year, cinephiles have something new to look forward to: Every other Friday, thanks to the efforts of Espai Frumentaria, the projections of “Cinema a la fresca” will make their way up the hill to La Mola.

“Cinema a la fresca” projections always begin at ten p.m. The summer 2015 series kicks off next Tuesday, 30 June and doesn't stop until 24 September – 27 films later. First on the line-up are All About Eve (1950) directed by JL Mankiewicz (Tuesday 30 June, 10 p.m. in Sant Francesc's Jardí de ses Eres), Black Coal (2014) by Chinese director Diao Yinan (Thursday 2 July, 10 p.m. at the Sant Ferran town square) and the John Ford-directed The Searchers (1956).

All films will be projected in their original language and subtitled in Catalan. For all of Formentera's movie-lovers in the making, this year's programme also includes two animated children's films. As every year after projection, films will be made available for lending at the Marià Villangómez library so they can be appreciated all year long by the culture mavens of the island. Logistical organisation for the 2015 series as well as a new projection screen and the films themselves had a combined total cost of €3,000.