The museum presents a film cycle featuring a selection of films relating to Balthus and his life, including Roma (1972), directed by his friend Federico Fellini, or Les Enfants terribles (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1950), an adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s novel which is partly based on the author’s relationship with the Klossowski family.

The programme also includes titles such as Wuthering Heights (Jacques Rivette, 1985), which is visually inspired by Balthus’s illustrations produced in 1933 for that novel, and In the City of Sylvia (José Luis Guerín, 2007) which brings to life one of his paintings.

All the films will be screened with their original soundtrack and subtitles.

2 March
Balthus, de l’autre côté du miroir
Damian Pettigrew
9 March
Les Enfants terribles
Jean-Pierre Melville
16 March
Wuthering Heights (Hurlevent)
Jacques Rivette
23 March
Federico Fellini
30 March
A Ay
Reha Erdem
6 April
En la ciudad de Sylvia
José Luis Guerín