PICK OF THE WEEK: Andorra (Pyrenees)

Main places:

Andorra la VellaEscaldes-EngordanySan Julia de LoriaLa MassanaOrdinoEncampCanilloPas de la Casa

PICK OF THE WEEK: 9th – 15th April 2018


DEN OF THIEVES Monday 9th to Thursday, 12th at 20h at the Cinemes Illa Carlemany, Escaldes-Engordany. (For people over 12). Directed by CHRISTIAN GUDEGAST. Starring: GERARD BUTLER, PABLO SCHREIBER, O’SHEA JACKSON JR. THE STORY: A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

CYCLE DE CINÉMA FRANCOPHONE: all films are in French.
TUESDAY 10TH TO THURSDAY, 12TH April all at 20.15h at the Cinemes Illa Carlemany, Escaldes-Engordany. (All Free) organised by the French Embassy and the Alliance Française:


ovember 1918. Two soldiers – a disfigured but brilliant artist and an ex-accountant – start a memorial con. But in the France of the Roaring Twenties, their adventures soon turn dangerous. The film, based on the Prix Goncourt book by Pierre Lemaitre, won FIVE 2018 CESAR AWARDS INCLUDING BEST DIRECTOR.

WEDNESDAY: PRÉJUDICE (Luxemberg) Directed by ANTOINE CUYPERS. Starring: THOMAS BLANCHARD, ARNO, ARTHUR BOLS THE STORY: During a long awaited family soiree, Cedric challenges his relatives to tell him why they keep him from his journey.

THURSDAY: LE RING (Canada) Directed by ANAÏS BARBEAU-LAVALETTE. Starring: MAXIME DESJARDINS-TREMBLAY, MAXIME DUMONTIER, JULIANNE CÔTÉ. THE STORY: A coming-of-age saga set in the slums of Montreal as a young boy comes to grips with the temptations of the street while hopelessly aspiring to become a professional wrestler.

I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY (In Chinese with English subtitles) Thursday, 12th April at 20.30h at the government exhibition hall, ARTALROC, Escaldes-Engordany. (Free but REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL, ring 828 704.) In conjunction with the exhibition “Xiao Xia in Andorra”, Directed by XIAOGANG FENG. Starring: CHENGPENG DONG, BINGBING FAN, WEI FAN. THE STORY: Having no other option, Li Xuelian, a poorly educated villager, and her husband Qin Yuhe agree to fake a divorce. However, during the couple’s separation, Qin falls in love with another woman – and as if his divorce with Li was real – he decides to move on with his life, leaving the jilted former spouse out in the cold. Under those circumstances and in the dreadful position of being denounced as a Pan Jinlian – a 17th-century Chinese adulteress who conspired with her partner to kill her husband – Li sets off on a legal crusade to clear her name. But even though Li is undoubtedly determined, on the other hand, she is nothing but a small nuisance in a sluggish and bureaucratic system where, sometimes, ants can become elephants. In the end, how long can a single woman hold out against an entire government?


PRE-INAUGURATION OF THE INSTALLATION ACCIÓ PRIMAVERA. (Spring Action) Until the 25th April at La Peixera exhibition hall next to the ARTALROC gallery, Escaldes-Engordany. By ALFONS VALDÉS. The concept of ACCIÓ PRIMAVERA is that the installation will unfold progressively as it transforms the hall at La Peixera ready for the exhibition proper. The work starts on the 8th April and will continue until Wednesday 25th April when the real inauguration will take place. It appears that the public can watch this interesting transformation but it is not clear at what time. I suggest you ring 828 704 to find out.

A COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS Tuesday, 10th April at 20h in the Vestibule of the Centre Cultural of Sant Julià de Lòria. organised by the Federació Andorrana de Fotografia. Open: Monday to Friday from 9h – 22h and Saturday from 10h – 13h.


VIDE DRESSING: 2018 SPRING EDITION: at La Closeta, La Massana, (Entrance free.) Friday 13th – Sunday, 15th April. 40 Stalls! 2nd hand clothes and accessories for adults and children. Opening times: Friday: 17h – 20h, Saturday: 11h – 20h, Sunday: 11h – 14h.

Arcalis Ski Station, Ordino is extending its ski season until the end of April. From this Monday the lifts will be open from 9h – 15h.

Culturally yours,



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