Matadero Madrid center for contemporary creation

Thursday to Sunday from 14 July to 14 August 2022

CinePlaza de verano 2022

The best independent cinema in the open air
Thursday to Sunday from 14 July to 14 August 2022

July, 22.15h

August, 22.00h

Tickets 3,50 € (reduced admission for pensioners and over 65s, children under 14, people with disabilities, groups of more than 20 people, unemployed people, large families and artistic associations).

Responsible use of masks is recommended.



For the fifth consecutive year, independent cinema returns to the Matadero Madrid square to show the best new films in the city

For the fifth consecutive year, the best recent and new cinema in Madrid is once again taking over the Matadero Madrid square. During the nights of July and August, the square becomes CinePlaza de verano, a space to enjoy the magic of the big screen in the open air with a programme of 20 contemporary titles which, in this edition, pays special attention to current social and political problems. 

With a varied and transnational proposal, which includes documentaries, fiction films and video essays, and which covers up to 21 countries between productions and co-productions, CinePlaza de verano 2022 is committed to a cinema committed to current social and political problems. Through an original and exciting approach, the films in this edition deal with issues as diverse as the precariousness of youth, recent wars in Arab countries, social segregation, the crisis in rural areas, the disappearance of political memory, pandemics and gender issues.

During the cycle, the works of emblematic authors such as Denis Coté, Elizabeth Perceval, Nicolas Klotz, Jafar Panahi and Apichatpong Weerasethakul will be brought together with works by emerging filmmakers such as Omar El Zohairy, Lorenz Merz, Alicia Cano Memoni and Suzanne Lindon, who have offered titles of singular beauty and interest over the last year. Among the films that can be seen at CinePlaza de verano are Spanish films such as Tener tiempo, by Mario Alejandro Arias, Gabriela Alonso and Nicolás Martín, big hits of the last year such as El otro Tom, by Rodrigo Plá, as well as small surprises such as Mariner of the Mountain, by Karim Aïnouz. 

All sessions are recommended for people over 16 years of age.