FILAF - International Book and Art Film Festival

  • Days: July 22, 23, 2021
  • Schedule: 7.00 – 9.00 pm
  • Location: Auditori
  • Free activity with prior registration

Es Baluard Museu hosts a part of the program of the last FILAF edition, the International Book and Art Film Festival that has been held in Perpignan (France) since 2011. This contest aims to gather and reward the best of the editions and films that address themes typical of contemporary art, produced during the last year.

The festival takes place every year during the month of June in the historic center of the French city. The international selection of books and films is accessible free of charge to the general public, through screenings, book presentations, readings, exhibitions and meetings in the presence of authors, artists and directors. An international jury decides the gold and silver awards, in addition to the special jury award, which are the three films that we will be able to see at the Museum.

All documentaries are in V.O. subtitled in English.


July 22

7.00 pm. Conz. The Ultimate collector’s life by Roberto Delvoi (2021)
Lenght: 59 min. Prod. Ipnose Studio
Languages: Italian, English subtitles
Prior registration

Awarded with the FILAF d’Or. It recounts the life of the Italian collector Francesco Conz, one of the most controversial characters in the history of art collecting, whose name continues to provoke debate and controversy. Conz tried to overcome the border that separates life from art. Venetian entrepreneur, in the mid-1970s he decided to leave everything he had to dedicate himself with great determination to his devouring passion for the artistic avant-gardes of the second half of the 20th century (Fluxus, Viennese Actionism, Sound Poetry, etc.) that would become in a true obsession until the tragic end.

We will have the presence of the artist Jordi Colomer, jury of the prize of the last edition of FILAF and with the president of FILAF, Sébastien Planas. The director of Conz, Roberto Delvoi who will accompany us online.

July 23

7.00 pm. Pollock & Pollock by Isabelle Rèbre (2020)
Length: 82 min. Prod. A Perte De Vue / Colette Quesson
Languages: French, English subtitles
Prior registration

Awarded with the FILAF d’Argent. Jackson and Charles Pollock, two brothers, two painters, are caught up in the upheavals of 20th century American history. The electrical center of his trajectory is New York. Their correspondence resonates there, questions a myth and brings a painter out of the shadows.

8:30 pm. Different Johns by Robert Carr (2020)
Length: 93 min. A Fruitbat / Folkscare Production
Languages: English, French subtitles
Prior registration

Distinguished with the special jury award. A documentary feature film that explores the different lives of John Cohen: the popular musician, photographer, teacher, filmmaker and one of the faces of the Beat Generation. The film reflects and pays homage to John’s unscripted films and draws on John’s own extensive photographic and music archive. Patti Smith said of Cohen: “There is a saying that the treasures of the universe can be found between the eyes of a horse. You could say that the treasures of the earth can be found between the eyes of John Cohen. Because in the images that this humble man offers us, we find the wisdom of simplicity, his music and his silence”.

22nd July 2021 → 23rd July 2021