After an endless production period, the new Filmoteca de Catalunya finally opened in the Raval district in 2012 inside a brutalist-style edifice designed by Josep Lluís Mateo. With plush seats, wide screens, and a state-of-the-art sound system, it’s a film buff's paradise. Most movies are screened in VOS (though the original language is not always English) and are programmed in "cycles." The program is always serious and approached academically, whether the focus is
musicals, film noir, or documentaries.