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Ignasi M.

Join Ignasi Millet, larger-than-life Catalan connoisseur, museum expert, father of two, gay, HIV-positive, and ebullient conversationalist, as he shares provocative and inspirational thoughts on art, religion, sex, and politics.
Schedule
May 22, 2014
Thursday
6:30 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed
May 24, 2014
Saturday
11:00 AM AMC Pacific Place 11 Date has passed

Both larger-than-life and utterly down to earth, museum expert Ignasi Millet is introduced showing off his comically vast arsenal of prescription drugs. In a series of sparkling, rapid-fire conversations with close friends and immediate family, he examines his relationship with his parents—both of them renowned painters—his fatherhood, his fluidly gay identity, and his 14-year relationship with the mother of his two grown sons. He shares his provocative thoughts on art, religion, sex, Catalan independence, and much more, all intercut with playful footage of Ignasi trying on clothes and shopping for sex toys, as well as a matter-of-fact visit to an HIV clinic. Directed by the renowned Catalan filmmaker Ventura Pons (A Thousand Fools, Anita Takes a Chance), Ignasi M. is a window into the heart, mind, and psyche of a refreshingly fearless and thoughtful character—a bubbling source of wisdom, humor, and self-acceptance with a clear-eyed and joyful approach to life.

Director Biography

Ventura Pons' films are continuously programmed in the most prestigious International Festivals and distributed in many countries around the world. He has been the subject of 30 homages and retrospectives: at London's ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), New York's Lincoln Center and in the world's foremost Cinematheques: Los Angeles, Mexico, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Caracas, Belgrade, Istanbul, Warsaw, Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, among many others. Pons has also received several international lifetime achievements awards and in 2012 the University of Colorado at Denver held an academic conference on his cinema. 

Sponsored by Honorary Consulate of Spain in Seattle, Consulate General of Spain in San Francisco, Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain, The Tourist Office of Spain, Dragados USA

Director: Ventura Pons
Principal Cast: Ignasi Millet
Country: Spain
Year: 2013
Running Time: 85 minutes
Producer: Ventura Pons
Screenplay: Ventura Pons
Cinematographers: Andalu Vila San Juan
Editors: Marc Matons
Website: Official Film Website
Filmography: Year of Grace (2011); A Thousand Fools (2011); Drifting (2010); Forasters (2008); Barcelona (a Map) (2007); Life on the Edge (2006); Wounded Animals (2006); Idiot Love (2005); El Gran Gato (Doc, 2003); Food of Love (2002); Anita Takes A Chance (2001); Beloved/Friend (2000); To Die (or Not) (2000); Caresses (1998); Actrius (1997); What’s It All About? (1995); Que te Juegas, Mari Pill? (1991); Puta Miseria! (1989); La Rossa Del Bar (1986); El Vicario de Olot (1981); Ocana, an Intermittent Portrait (Doc, 1978)
Language: Catalan, Spanish
Subtitles: Yes
Format: DCP
International Sales: Latido Films
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