Exhibition on filmmaker Joaquim Jordà

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Place: Galeria Àrea Tallers, Campus Poblenou, UPF. C/ Roc Boronat, 138

Last Monday saw the opening of Descobrir Joaquim Jordà at the Pompeu Fabra University Galeria Àrea Tallers, an exhibition that celebrates the figure of the filmmaker and teacher Joaquim Jordà as a way of bringing him to light and pointing out his sense of humour and provocative instinct. The exhibition, which will be open until the end of March, aims to rediscover Jordà's work both as a teacher and as a filmmaker, using photographs, posters, audiovisual pieces and projections, among other works.

The initiative stems from the Joaquim Jordà Study Centre and has been organised in collaboration with Elisava. In addition to the exhibition in the Galeria Àrea Tallers at Campus Poblenou, a film screening has been included in the Sala En Construcció, right next to the exhibition space.

Descobrir Joaquim Jordà is based on a previous exhibition held in Santa Coloma de Farners, Jordà's hometown, but has new elements integrated by international students from Elisava, tutored by Xavi Bayona and Toni Montes. For example, it was their idea to incorporate panels with a series of portraits showing characters and phrases that defined the filmmaker.

About Joaquim Jordà

Born in Santa Coloma de Farners in 1935, Jordà entered the world of cinema in the context of the Barcelona School of Film movement, a time when he published, together with Jacinto Esteva, Dante no es un únicamente severo (1967), one of his outstanding works. He later went into exile in Italy, where he focused his activity on producing militant films. Back in Spain, he directed films such as Numax presenta.... (1979), El encargo del cazador (1990) and Un cos al bosc (1995). In the late 1990s, after suffering a stroke and becoming a lecturer at the UPF, he focused his career on documentary essays, directing films such as Mones com la Becky (1999), De nens (2003), Veinte años no es nada (2005) and Més enllà del mirall (2006).