Tragaluz Group collaborates with the first European Festival of Chinese Cinema

Festival, Gastronomy, Hotel Omm

Lychee Film Festival is the first international Chinese film festival organized with the illusion of spreading this film industry among the western public. With Barcelona as the host city, the festival begins from 15 to 22 September, taking place in four different locations. Throughout these days, more than 20 films (documentaries, short films and feature films) are going to be presented, as also the Lychee Talks will be performed.

The Tragaluz Group, sensitive and open to travel around the world and learn about foreign cultures, as reflected in its new oriental tavern Fan Ho, considers it an interesting and pioneering opportunity to bring Chinese culture closer to our city. Therefore, this leading catering group has decided to collaborate with the organization of the festival, involving more concretely the Hotel Omm and Fan Ho Tavern with the organization of the festival.

Lychee Film Festival, so much more than just a film festival

The festival has a section dedicated to contemporary productions and another section dedicated to a retrospective view of the Kung Fu genre. In all the projections, viewers can taste a tapa of the Fan Ho Tavern by showing their festival ticket.

Within the first section, there is going to be projections of the films that have gained recognition in different international film festivals during the last years, such as Blind Massage, Kaili Blues, Deep in the Heart, August, Tharlo, Chongqing Hot Pot, Soul on a String, Tomorrow Follows Equal, among others

Some of these sessions will take place at the Texas Cinema. You can get there by taking a pleasant walk from our luxury hotel in Barcelona, as it is quite close, in Bailén 205 Street.

Besides this, the “soft kung fu – New Wu Xia” section it’s define as the principal theme of this festival’s first edition. In this historical retrospective, a special tribute to the Chinese
director Xu Haofeng it is going to take place. Haofeng will personally attend the Lychee Festival, highlighting the importance of three of his films.

The main purpose of this section, made up of classical works and more modern projections, is to show the evolution of Kung Fu cinema and the influence that this genre has had in the tradition and in the technical innovations of the big screen.

Finally, Casa Batlló will be the stage for five short animated films inspired by traditional Chinese literature. The Philomena Room, the Cotxeres de Sants (open air) and the Filmoteca de Catalunya are the other spaces that you can visit to watch some of the Chinese films of the Lychee Film Festival.

The Lychee Talks: the dialogue between filmmakers and amateurs

Beyond the films, the festival organizes the Lychee Talks – inspired by the media Ted Talks -, which will include world-renowned filmmakers, such as Xu Haofeng, Wong Hongewi and Isabel Coixet. They will be at the Hotel Omm explaining some of the anecdotes and experiences lived throughout their careers.

If you want to complete the experience of this festival with authentic Chinese gastronomy, we recommend you visit the Fan Ho Tavern, one of the many great establishments of Tragaluz Group. Located in the street València 225, where additionally you can delight a tapa courtesy of the house by presenting your festival ticket.

Do not miss this opportunity to discover a rich ancient culture through its films and delicious cuisine!