L´Hemisfèric adds the new IMAX film ¿Dolphins¿ to its programme

Sep 16, 2005

From today, Friday the 16th September, L’Hemisfèric at the City of Arts and Sciences is incorporating the IMAX film “Dolphins” into its film schedule, with sessions at 11 am and 6 pm from Monday to Sunday and also at 8 pm on Fridays and weekends. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary, the film narrates the journey from the Bahamas to Argentine Patagonia of a team of researchers studying the communication and social behaviour of dolphins. L´Hemisfèric is also renovating its offer with the live planetarium shows it has itself produced, “The New Star”, aimed at children.
L´Hemisfèric adds the new IMAX film ¿Dolphins¿ to its programme

With songs and music by Sting, “Dolphins” submerges the viewer into the world of the sea, giving an insight into the physiology, habitat, behaviour and communication of these marine mammals. On the 900 square metre screen of L’Hemisfèric, it gives the audience an opportunity to watch their speedy movements, leaps into the air and their swimming skills.

From the crystal waters of the Caribbean to the Atlantic coastlines, the film takes us into the world of dolphins and to the work done by these researchers, reflecting the necessity of preserving the health of the world’s oceans and its marine life. “Dolphins” manages to capture the unique beauty of two distinct environments, the meticulous work and isolation of these researchers as they study the echolocation and intelligence of this species.

“The New Star” is the planetarium show produced by the City of Arts and Sciences and offered to children. This is a new interactive show by which children will learn to observe the night sky. It includes a presenter who teaches them about phenomena such as the movement of stars or how to locate the Pole Star, through games and riddles.


The film shows viewers the adventure of wild dolphins and tells the story of a young woman, Kathleen Dudzinski and her colleagues, who devote their lives to the study of dolphins’ behaviour and communication. ,

From the first shots in the Caribbean to the organised chaos of dolphins feeding along the harsh Atlantic coastline, “Dolphins” meets its objective of taking the audience into the heart of an adventure that is inaccessible to most people. The takes of dolphins underwater are fascinating and when they are projected onto the 900 m2 giant screen, the audience really feels like it is swimming alongside them. 

In the film, we travel together with its protagonists from the Bahamas down to Patagonia in Argentina, inhabited by the dark dolphins of the southern hemisphere, which are extremely fast and acrobatic swimmers. We can see their leaps and swimming skills, as spectacular as any in the natural world. “Dolphins” introduces the audience to the wild mottled dolphins of the Atlantic, the common dolphin and the dark dolphin, the rough-toothed dolphins named Holly and Hercules, and a rare lone bottlenose dolphin JoJo, who lives in the waters of the Turks and Caicos.