Rueda, the international film festival about cycling in Barcelona returns one more year

October 5th, 2017

Among all the events which are taking place these last days in the city, we shouldn’t forget the importance of the bicycle and all the mobilization that goes with it. For this reason, we shouldn’t miss this festival.

Have you thought about disconnecting these next days? The best cultural suggestion that we have found is this festival about cyclist cinema in Barcelona, which will be celebrated from the 5th to the 8th of October.

This is not only an exposition and a competition of films, this is also a variety of activities for adults and children, which will induce us much more in this cultural space dedicated to the bicycle.

Discover unique cinematographic works with one common element: the bicycle. Connects with this style of life on another level. It will be one of the best trips that you will take with this vehicle.

The International Cyclist Cinema Festival of Barcelona is nearing

October 4th, 2016

The 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th of this month of October, at the Texas Cinema in Barcelona (Bailén street, 205), Rueda, an international film festival that revolves around bikes, will take place.

If you are a lover of this two wheel vehicle, you shouldn’t miss this ode to the bicycle, with which you will enjoy films, short films and other activities which will be celebrated in the city during these dates.

For these four days, the Texas Cinema has prepared a selection of 10 films and 15 short films. In addition to the projection of the Rueda Kids, during Sunday morning, there will be a selection of short films for the smallest ones of our homes, in order for them to “start to dream with cyclist adventures”.

But not only the cinema will be the meeting point during this event. The Nautical Base at the Playa de la Marbella in Barcelona will be another place with a lot of different activities such as cycling races bike polo and street markets.

We are sure that you will not be able to find a better excuse for leaving home to go pedaling this weekend.

Four bicycles from movies to motivate ourselves before going out to pedal

Photo-by-Andreas-Winter

Photo by Andreas Winter

The bicycle has been the protagonist on the big screen a lot of times, and we can find films for everybody’s tastes which, if we are tired of taking the bicycle, will again make us feel like going out again.

For the most classical people, Bicycle Thieves

Set at the terrible crisis which Italy suffered after World War II, the protagonists, a billsticker and his son, show us this reality while they try to recover the bicycle which was stolen during work. Because if nowadays going to work by bicycle can be a pleasure, for the protagonist it is indispensable.

A bit of absurd humor with Pee-wee’s Big Adventure

Also related to a stolen bicycle and the adventures that this fact unchains. Pee-wee, the outlandish protagonist, will gain a lot of challenges in order to recover his most precious jewel and at the same time, if we are fans of this kind of humor, he will make us laugh.

For everybody who goes against conventionalism, Wadjda

The first film directed by a woman in Saudi-Arabian, protagonized by a girl with a clear conviction: with a bicycle she could arrive at the school faster and win races with her friend Abudllah. Until here everything could seem very normal, but in the Wadjda reality these kinds of freedom are not allowed for the women and the conventionalism which she questions is the law that governs the country.

And for everybody who prefer the persecutions, Premium Rush

Who needs a motorized vehicle to move around the big city at full speed? This film achieves all the requirements of an action film: persecutions, attempted murder, inconceivable escapes, love plots, a lack of dialogs… The only difference: most part of the story takes place on a bicycle.

Do you have clear ideas about which bicycle you prefer?