Fondazione Prada has announced the schedule for its 2016 event, and its film festival has snagged our attention. ‘Flesh, Mind and Spirit’ – conceived by previous-Fondazione-collaborator and Academy Award-winner director, Alejandro González Iñárritu – will run from 13th January-1st February 2016 and consist of fifteen carefully selected films.

As is the case with his own output (like Birdman [2014] or Babel [2006]) emotion is a concept central to Iñárritu’s selection process for the series. Choices incurred personal, sentimental responses for the award-winning director, something he wishes audiences to feel, too.

“Despite this extremely eclectic selection, there is a common factor: these films are all experiences full of emotion,” Iñárritu explained. “All of them provoked in me appetites that I never knew I had.”

Films are categorised into three themes that run parallel with the name of the festival, with Lonesome (1928) opening the festival on the 13th January with a live score from the film. Here’s the low down…


Fists in the Pocket (1965)
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Seasons of the Year (1975)
Killer of Sheep (1977)
Padre Padrone (1977)
Yol (1982)
The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)


Last Year at Marienbad(1961)
I am Cuba (1964)
La Ciénaga (2001)
You, the Living (2007)


Ordet (1955)
Mother and Son (1997)
Silent Light (2007)

Other parts of Fondazione Prada will incorporate a special project called To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll by Polish multimedia-artist, Goshka Macuga, as well as an exhibition called L’image volée by Thomas Demand.

All details of events, timings and venues can be found here.

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