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Event 6

Film: Barbara

EUNIC film series

– Venue: La Cárcel Cinemateca

Some nine years before the fall of the Wall: a Berlin doctor asks to leave the GDR. She is imprisoned and, after being released, is transferred in the summer of 1980 to a provincial hospital as a disciplinary measure. While her western lover prepares to flee across the Baltic Sea, Barbara works in the children's surgery section, often under observation and control. The feature film by Christian Petzold, winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director prize at the Berlinale in 2012, is a calm film, and unconditionally accurate about life in the GDR.

 Director: Christian Petzold. 2012. Duration 108 min

O.V. in German with subtitles in Spanish
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Event 7

Film: Solo Sunny

EUNIC film series

– Venue: La Cárcel Cinemateca

Una película ambientada en la República Democrática Alemana al final de la década de los 70. Ingrid Sommer abandona su trabajo en la fábrica y, con el seudónimo de "Sunny", intenta hacer carrera como cantante. Con la banda "Tornados", la joven recorre los centros culturales de provincia. Su vida no es demasiado alegre, aunque el amor por Ralph, un filósofo, promete a veces luz y calor. Una historia que oscila entre la melancolía y la esperanza, y, retrospectivamente, una película maravillosamente precisa y auténtica sobre la vida en la RDA. 

Director: Konrad Wolf. 1978. Duration 104 min

O.V. in German with subtitles in Spanish
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Event 8

Guided tour to the exhibition


– Venue: Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos Jcyl de Segovia

Javier de Andrés Núñez, from Q:NO Arquitectos, coordinates the visits to the exhibition which invites visitors to discover a panel of projects developed by Danish architects, who build an architecture with a prominent focus on environmental, economic and social sustainability. Through images and texts, the exhibition presents various examples of how Danish architecture creates spaces where people feel safe, spaces which generate new opportunities and foster diversity.

Event in Spanish
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Event 9

Literary creation workshop CELA and Escuela de Escritores


– Venue: Biblioteca Pública de Segovia

The CELA project (Connecting Emerging Literary Authors), funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union, aims to connect the new literary talents of Europe and promote the dissemination and translation of their work in the different European languages. 

Writing, like any artistic and creative activity, needs to be fed on the game. In this one hour and a half workshop given by Bogota 39 writer, Mariana Torres we will work with creative proposals so that the inner child that all the writers have inside, has fun writing again.

Event in Spanish
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Event 10

British Council Workshop


– Venue: Biblioteca Pública de Segovia, Sala 1

A creative writing workshop in English for writers from 10-14 years old, created by teachers from the educational centres of the British Council. Get to know your characters and they will write their story for you. One hour workshop.

Event in English
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Event 11

Guided tour of the Eduardo Arroyo Exhibition


– Venue: Torreón de Lozoya, Museo Fundación Caja Segovia

The opportunity to visit the Exhibition of Eduardo Arroyo radical representative of the New Figuration, whose concerns have led him to forge an amazing multidisciplinary career, in the hands of the Director of the Caja Segovia Foundation Rafael Ruíz.

Event in Spanish
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Event 12

BAFTA 2018

8 short films

– Venue: La Cárcel Cinemateca

The British Council, as a cultural partner of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), once again presents the BAFTA SHORT FILM 2018, a program dedicated to the promotion of the best British short films.

A Drowning Man

Alone and far from home, The Kid wanders through a strange city looking for how to survive that day. Surrounded by predators, he is forced to make a series of concessions in order to survive, so his life in exile goes on for another day.

Director: Mahdi Fleifel. 2017. Duration: 15 min.

Poles Apart

In a desolate Arctic landscape, a lonely and hungry polar bear has to decide whether a naive Canadian brown bear will become her food or her friend.

Director: Paloma Baeza. 2017. Duration: 12 min.


The vision of a young dancer about the world begins to change when faced with injustice.

Director: Aneil Karia. 2017. Duration: 12 minutes, 16 seconds.

Have Heart

A looping GIF suffers an existential crisis.

Director: Will Anderson. 2017. Duration: 12 minutes, 10 seconds.

Cowboy Dave

Cowboy Dave is the story of a hustler and swindler.

Director: Colin O'Toole. 2017. Duration: 24 minutes, 47 seconds.

Wren Boys

One day after Christmas a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison.

Director: Harry Lighton. 2017. Duration: 11 minutes, 12 seconds.


Mamoon tells the story of a mother who, along with her young son, is forced to leave home when mysterious dark shadows engulf the light in which they exist. As her own light begins to fade she is forced to use a mysterious red light to save her son.

Director: Ben Steer. 2017. Duration: 6 minutes, 29 seconds.



Aamir, 13, is abandoned in the largest refugee camp in Europe. When he meets Katlyn, a loving volunteer, she becomes his last hope of salvation.

Director: VIika Evdokimenko. 2017. Duration: 16 minutes, 22 seconds.

Total duration approximately 110 min

O.V. In English with subtitles in Spanish
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