COSTA GAVRAS-SEMPRÚN: Tandem at Círculo de Bellas Artes

June 26, 2013

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In recent times there have been many big artists, writers, and thinkers that are leaving us. It seems as if the chameleon would whimsically molt its skin now, thirteen years after having started the third millennium. Universidad Carlos III and Círculo de Bellas Artes, in collaboration with the Spanish Film Library and the French Institute of Madrid, have organized a series of projections in homage to the writer who passed on in 2011, Jorge Semprún, that starts today and will last until next July 5th.

The film facet of the ex-minister —screenwriter and director— could not be understood without the collaboration with the Greek filmmaker Costa Gavras. Together with him a single tandem was formed, during the 60s and 70s, that gave controversial political film titles a place —when the right and left still existed— like Z (1969), L’aveau (1970), Les Deux Mémoires (1974) or Section Speciale (1975). The four movies are included in this retrospective and will also be accompanied by the conferences of, among others, journalist Miguel Ángel Aguilar, the artist Eduardo Arroyo, and the historian Santos Juliá.


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Costa Gavras
, in his eighties, is one of the surviving authors of the twentieth century that still has a lot to say. Without going even further, this past year he released his last movie: Le Capital, a critique of the financial system featured in the film magazine Caimán (issue 11). Its cover was dedicated to the active nonagenarian filmmaker Jonas Mekas, one of the indispensable names of experimental American cinema.
 

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