MECAL COZY (MORNING SHORT FILMS) + LO VRUNCH AT CASA GRACIA
Casa Gracia Barcelona is welcoming sessions of Mecal Cozy, a new concept: screenings of short films as if you were in your living room, followed by a vrunch. The perfect union between the traditional vermouth and the brunch, the breakfast/lunch that cheers Sunday’s hangover among mimosas, eggs, and pancakes.
In the end, it’s about doing the same exact thing you do (almost) every weekend: wake up late, watch a film, and going out for food when hunger attacks. Short-films instead of a film, Lo Vrunch instead of the traditional vermouth or the brunch, and there you have it, the whole pack at Mecal Cozy for only 15€ (5€ booking through Ticketea + 10€ to be paid at the ticket office upon your arrival). At every session, we will also have with us one of the filmmakers as a guest, who will be in charge of the programming.
Everything will take place at Casa Gracia, a key spot for cultural events at Gracia neighborhood, with its atypical and personal style, cosmopolitan and avant-garde. A place to feel at home while discovering new and local talent.
“Real Little Morining Stories “ a Documentary Special with the best of the genre in short film format. Alba Gómez Celdrán one of the filmmakers, whose short documentary films have been awarded several prizes in numerous festivals such as Málaga or Elche will be with us.
“Indie Shorts”: if short films universe is already by itself independent, wild and creative, this studied selection of short films by Mecal will blow your mind. For this event, our guest will be Marc Martinez Jordán, a former student of direction at ESCAC who made a huge impact in international and national festivals with his first short film, “Thimothy” and who is now preparing his first film. We will be able to watch his second short film, “Caradecaballo”, a short film which cost 20€, was filmed in 2 days and is starred by his grandmother, Josefa, and himself. This short film has won over 60 awards and has been selected in more than 200 festivals around the world.
“Animation Special” This sunday morning the guest will be the Italian animator and director based in Barcelona, Alessandro Novelli. Novelli studied engineering and digital design in Torino, Italy; and graphic design in New York. After gaining international experience in design and animation, he moved to Barcelona and soon opened his own studio (first N9ve, now NewGold), where he creates surreal short films and collaborates with brands like Nestlé, Moleskine, Solvia and Leo Burnett . In Mecal Cozy hewill present his first short film, “The Guardian”, a free adaptation of a parable taken from Kafka’s The Process, which has received accolades such as being Vimeo Staff Pick or official selection at the most important animation festival in the world, Annecy, amongst other awards and recognitions.
“Love Stories“, in this morning short film session, of course there will be butterflies in the stomach, the magic of the first kiss, great passions and happy endings where they live happily ever after. But there will also be compulsively jealous people, disastrous attempts to break out of the routine, failed relationships and bittersweet endings. Oh, love is a many splendored-thing!
This Sunday’s guest filmmaker is Laura Jou, actor’s director and child actor’s coach in films like “A Monster Calls” (2016), “The Impossible” (2012), “Biutiful” (2010), “Pa Negre” (2010) or ‘The Orphanage’ (2007), or in series such as ‘Polseres vermelles’. By the hand of Juan Antonio Bayona and Oriol Maymó as executive producers, Laura made her directing debut with “No me quites”, a short film that she will present in this session of “Love Stories”. Laia Costa and Hammudi Al-Rahmoun Font star in this film that has won awards at many festivals, including 3 Biznagas at the Malaga Festival and a Goya nomination.
“Chavs Special“, in this morning short film session, we’re going to the outskirts to share hard partying and comedowns with chonis, canis, princesses of the hood and que-pasa-nengs. Chav glamour in all its splendour: tuned cars, leopard leggins, afterhours, public drinking, reggaeton, steroids, hoop earrings, Camela, street market sweatsuits, tattoos, happy pills, candy, beans, crystal, MDMA … ¡Pim pam toma Lacasitos!
All this is in an intimate and relaxed environnement…¡cozy!
| MECAL COZY TICKETS: SHORT FILMS + LO VRUNCH | 15€ |
*** WITH BOOKING //
The venue has limited space, therefore we advise you to book by paying the 5€ share of the ticket. This does not entail any extra cost, it’s a 5€ advanced payment of the 15€ of the ticket. The remaining 10€ will be charged at the ticket office upon arrival on the same day of the event. You will need to show us the receipt of the booking on your smartphone or on paper to be able to pay the remaining 10€.
Booking through Ticketea: 5€
+ Casa Gracia ticket office (upon arrival on the date of the event): 10€
*** WITHOUT BOOKING //
If you decide not to book you will be able to pay the full amount of the ticket (15€) at the ticket office upon arrival on the date of the event. Attention! Limited capacity!
| MENU OPTIONS FOR LO VRUNCH + MECAL COMBO | 15€ |
The Mecal Cozy ticket includes:
– Short film screenings + guest filmmaker.
– Full Brunch or Vermouth (Lo Vrunch) = mimosa/vermouth/orange juice/refresher + dish to choose a la carte + coffee/tea.
– Dishes –
Beans hummus with eggplant tartar and pita bread
Sirloin dices with tahini and mango pico de gallo
– Sandwiches –
“Festival de verds” with yucca and sweet potato
“Roast beef” with encurtidos, parmesan cheese, and dried tomatoes
Steamed buns filled with beef
– Eggs –
Benedict eggs with salmon
Benedict eggs with bacon
Huevos estrellados with spring garlic, mushrooms, and cured iberian ham
– Vermouth for two (2) –
Bravas, croquetas, Russian salad, anchovies, coca with tomato.
¿What?: Mecal Cozy, short films screenings + Lo Vrunch
¿Where?: Casa Gracia (Passeig de Gràcia, 116 Bis, 08008 de Barcelona)
¿How much?: 15€, price includes the screening of the short films and Lo Vrunch (vermouth/brunch)