Like every October, Begur dresses up as a movie to celebrate its comedy festival. Those who decide to spend the long weekend in this charming town on the Costa Brava will find many surprises: previews of some of the most anticipated films of the next season, tributes to Francesc Rovira-Beleta and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, a luncheon discussion with Carolina Yuste and Valérie Delpierre, film concerts, a trekking around Begur with movie-like views and many other activities.
For now, the Begur Festival will screen this Friday at 5:00 p.m. in the Casino room Weird: The Story of Al Yankovic, the long-awaited new work by Daniel Radcliffe, where the unforgettable Harry Potter steps into the shoes of musician and comedian Al Yankovic, known for hits like Like a Surgeon and for his depraved life.
Those who wish to have a double session like before have an appointment in the same room at 8:00 p.m. with The End of Sex a film by Sean Garrity, where the couple formed by Emily Hampshire and Jonas Chernick leave the children at camp to try to recover their sex life.
Julián López, Miren Ibarguren and Lucía de la Fuente star Methuselah , a comedy by David Galán Galindo that takes a 44-year-old man to college. His father has given him an ultimatum: either approve or leave his great passion, rap. Methuselah will premiere at the Begur Festival this Saturday afternoon.
At night it will be the turn of French cinema with the screening of The simple things by Éric Besnard, where the contrast between the frenetic life of the city and the quiet existence of the countryside is raised.
The competition will conclude on Sunday with a tribute to Jean-Pierre Jeunet, director of such celebrated films as Amelia either Deli with a pass of The extraordinary journey of TS Spivet (2013) with Helena Bonham Carter and Judy Davis.
Begur will also pay tribute to Francisco Rovira-Beleta, Spanish director, producer and screenwriter known for works such as There is a path to the right (1953) or The robbers (1961). The Costa Brava festival will screen one of his most notable films, The Tarantos starring Carmen Amaya and Antonio Gades, which was nominated for an Oscar in the category of best foreign-language film.
On Sunday there will be a vermouth with the Rovira-Beleta family and on Saturday festival attendees will be able to attend lunch with Judith Colell (president of the Catalan Cinema Academy), Valérie Delpierre, Carolina Yuste and other directors at the Clara restaurant.