Summer film series at Hauser & Wirth Menorca. Photo: Carlos Torrico

Summer Film Series

  • Wed 24 July – Wed 28 August, 9 pm

This summer, join us for a series of open-air screenings on Wednesday evenings. We will gather at the central patio of the gallery to enjoy films that have inspired the artists whose work is currently on view on the island.

Wednesday 24 July at 9.30 pm
‘Chillida: el arte y los sueños’ (1999), directed by Susana Chillida
54 minutes
Spanish language
In relation to Eduardo Chillida

Inaugurating the series is the documentary ‘Chillida: el arte y los sueños’ by Susana Chillida, which offers an intimate exploration of the existential themes in work of great sculptor Eduardo Chillida. Susana Chillida, filmmaker, psychologist, pedagogue and the artist’s daughter, will facilitate an introduction to the screening.

Although this screening is free to attend, please book your tickets in advance here.

Wednesday 31 July at 9.30 pm
Los olvidados (1954), directed by Luis Buñuel
88 min
Spanish language
Suggested by Stefan Brüggemann

A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, as the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others.

Although this screening is free to attend, please book your tickets in advance here.

Wednesday 7 August at 9 pm
Yojimbo (1954), directed by Akira Kurosawa
110 min
Japanese language with Spanish subtitles
In relation to Eduardo Chillida

A drifting samurai for hire plays both ends against the middle with two warring factions, surviving on his wits and his ability to outrun his own bad luck. Eventually the samurai seeks to eliminate both sides for his own gain and to define his own sense of honour.

Although this screening is free to attend, please book your tickets in advance here.

Wednesday 14 August at 9 pm
In a Year of 13 Moons (1978), directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
124 min
German language with Spanish subtitles
Suggested by Roni Horn and linked to Roni Horn’s exhibition ‘The Detour of Identity,’ currently on view at Louisiana Museum of Modern art, which uses film as a key to unlock her often enigmatic work.

In ‘In a Year of 13 Moons,’ a transgender woman tries to salvage something from the wreckage love has made of her life by confronting her anguished past, hoping to find ultimate acceptance among former acquaintances and herself.

Although this screening is free to attend, please book your tickets in advance here.

Wednesday 21 August at 9 pm
Do the Right Thing (1989), directed by Spike Lee
120 minutes
English language with Spanish subtitles
Suggested by Gary Simmons

In a Brooklyn neighbourhood, the long-simmering racial tensions between diverse communities erupt into brutal violence over the course of a single summer day.

Although this screening is free to attend, please book your tickets in advance here.

Wednesday 28 August at 9 pm
Daisies (1966), directed by Věra Chytolivá
76 min
Czech language with Spanish subtitles
Suggested by Pipilotti Rist

‘Daisies’ is an arthouse surrealist comedy film showing Marie and Marie, who are committed to be spoiled themselves, after realizing that all world is spoiled. They rip off older men, feast in lavish meals and do all kinds of mischief. But what is all this leading to?

Although this screening is free to attend, please book your tickets in advance here.