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Santiago Fouz Hernández, Alfredo Martínez Expósito – Bigas Luna Tribute #SpanishFilmFest

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A world tribute to one of Spain’s most celebrated contemporary filmmakers and artists, Bigas Luna.

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Santiago Fouz Hernández, Alfredo Martínez Expósito - Bigas Luna Tribute

PODCAST| Cristiana Palmieri interviews Santiago Fouz Hernández and Alfredo Martínez Expósito, curator and collaborator of the Bigas Luna Tribute.

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Hear from two international experts on Spanish cinema how Bigas Luna’s work contributed to radically change the perception of Spanish culture, marking the beginning of a new identity, where past and present coexist in a multifaceted and appealing cultural framework.

Bigas Luna Tribute includes Luna’s critically-acclaimed “Iberian Portraits Trilogy”: Jamón, Jamón (1992) (which launched the career of Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Jordi Mollà), Golden Balls (1993) and The Tit and the Moon (1994); as well as the posthumous documentary Bigas x Bigas (2017), based on his video-diaries. The trilogy offers a complex depiction of a Spain in transition, where older customs and stereotypes associated with the rural, simpler past survive alongside newly introduced European/global, capitalist values.

To discover more about this event, click here.

  • Reporter
    Cristiana Palmieri
  • Guest
    Santiago Fouz Hernández / Alfredo Martínez Expósito
  • Interviewee role
    Curator / Collaborator
  • Film title
    Bigas Luna Tribute
  • Festival section
    Reel Retrospective
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