Ohlalà! cinema in Barcelona

Participations 17.02.2024

The last edition of the Mon1er Long festival we co-founded in Istanbul took place in 2019. Recently settled in Barcelona, we discovered an exciting new French-language film festival, Ohalalà!, created in 2018 by Mélody Brechet-Gleizes and Ana-Belen Fernández. The next edition to follow from November 27 to December 3, 2024.

The Ohlala! festival presents films subtitled in Spanish or Catalan, with a selection of previously unreleased works presented at major international festivals. It has two sections: an official section of previously unreleased films, and a retrospective dedicated to a leading figure in French-language cinema.
The films come from France as well as Belgium, Switzerland, North Africa, French-speaking Africa, Quebec...

We have decided to support this festival for its 5th edition in 2023, which has welcomed: Thierry Fremaux, the director of the Cannes Film Festival, actor Samir Guesmi, directors Florence Miailhe and Céline Devaux, and directors Thierry Binisti and Rachid Bouchareb.

On the bill for this fifth edition:
L'innocent by Louis Garrel (2022)
Haut et fort by Nabil Ayouch (2021)
La Traversée by Florence Miailhe (2021) in the presence of the director
La Nuit du 12 by Dominik Moll (2022)
Viking by Stéphane Lafleur (2022)
Le prix du passage by Thierry Binisti (2022) in the presence of the director
Annie Colère by Blandine Lenoir (2022)
Un beau matin by Mia Hansen-Løve (2022)
La Mif by Fred Baillif (2021)
Fragile by Emma Benestan (2021)
Le sixième enfant by Léopold Legrand (2022)
Tout le monde aime Jeanne by Céline Devaux (2022) in the presence of the director
Animal by Cyril Dion (2021)
Le Pharaon, le Sauvage et la Princesse animated film by Michel Ocelot (2022)

And in the closing session:
Incroyable mais vrai by Quentin Dupieux (2022)

Also presented are a series of excellent short films:
Astel by Ramata-Toulay Sy (2021), Les Larmes de la Seine animation (2021), Selfies by Claudius Gentinetta, Mer Sèche by Bart Brossaert and Yves Bex (2020), Au plaisir des poubelles by Romain Dumont (2021) and Qu'impote si les animaux meurent by Sofia Alaoui (2019).

Screenings took place at Barcelona's Institut Français and at Cinemes Girona, the city's art house.