ISSUE 3 - 2019 (2)
The wreck and not the story of the wreck
Fernando Baños-Fidalgo (Centro Universitario de Artes TAI – URJC) – 10:00
“The wreck and not the story of the wreck”, a verse from Diving into the Wreck, serves as both the conceptual seed and anchor to discuss such stranded films and the inevitable contradiction that emerges when their stories are imagined in order to reclaim their value as objects.
Dolor y gloria. París-Tombuctú.
Images of Pessimism in the Cinema of Luis García Berlanga and Pedro Almodóvar
Juan Carlos Ibáñez (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)- 17:42
This audiovisual essay approaches the relationship between two very different films, released twenty years apart—namely, the comedy París-Tombuctú (Luis G. Berlanga, 1999) and the drama Dolor y gloria (Pedro Almodóvar, 2019). Both films are self-referential, close to the confessional genre, and create a symbolic discourse that deals with the relationship between maturity, illness and creative paralysis.
Wenceslao Fernández Florez: The Writer Filmmaker
José Luis Castro de Paz (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) y Héctor Paz Otero (Universidad de Vigo)- 5:54
As key figure in Spanish cinema, in this video essay the career of thw writer Wenceslao Fernández Florez (1895-1964) is explored.