A little over four months since the first film festival dedicated to tourism “The World of Travel” which was held in Lloret de Mar (Costa Brava) the winners were announced. Taking into consideration the fact that the participants were amateurs as well as professional cinematographers from every corner of the globe, residents of Lloret de Mar were please to know that the main prize was given to their fellow-citizen Calatan film director Josep Bernat for a documentary “Modernist Lloret” (“Lloret Modernista”). The film was based on a story about monumental heritage of the city and narrates about such masterpieces of architecture as Parish Church of Sant Roma and modernist cemetery.
The winning gave Mr Bernat a pass to the VII International Festival of Popular Science films “The World of Knowledge” which was organised by the film studio “Lennauchfilm”. The festival was held in Saint-Petersburg from the 24th to the 28th of October. The release of the films “Modernist Lloret” and “Double reflection” took place on the 25th of October in a large hall of Film Theatre. A press line-up with the film director followed. The Association Russian Dom (House) in Catalonia and the vice-president Vera Novoselova were responsible for the organisation of the whole trip.
The 11 minute film “Modernist Lloret” gave us a chance to look at the city in the light of architectural and historical heritage of the nowadays popular resort. The participation in the festival helped to introduce the Russian audience to the various architectural and historical heritage which lies in Catalonia.