Report from Sitges International Film Festival

This year at the SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, Eva was the opening movie of the event! The film is a Catalan production from Escándalo Films, directed by Kike Maillo. The movie is about a renowned cybernetic engineer that needs to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty: the creation of a child robot.

Besides the movie being about robots and robotics, PAL Robotics has another reason to share a special bond with the production…. And that is because our robot REEM-B participated in the shooting of the movie! It was such a pleasure to spend a day with the team!

Originating from this participation, two robots of PAL Robotics were exhibited at the entrance of the auditorium of the Melià Hotel in Sitges, the hotel where all the big premieres of the event take place.

Our Business Development Manager Jan Jonckheere, who happens to live in Sitges, stopped by the Festival several times to check out the atmosphere at the event.

Jan says: “I am going to the Festival every year, because I love the atmosphere it creates in town. And although I can not call myself a fan of fantastic movies, the program really includes very interesting pictures, some of which you will never be able to see in the commercial circuit. Mix that with the usual movie stars that show up to promote their movies, people dressed up like zombies and other fantastic creatures, special “fantastic” menus at the restaurants, and you have one and a half week of ambiance guaranteed. And since I work in the robotics business, it gets an extra special flavor”.

Most impressive movie of this year?? Contagion from Steven Soderbergh: “The couple of days after seeing the movie, you really think twice before shaking hands with people”

Read more in our blog about robots and don’t hesitate to tell us what you think!