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The surreal failure of Luis Buñuel and Man Ray in Hollywood | Culture

Luis Buñuel in 1974 during the filming of ‘El fantasma de la libertad’.JOHN SPRINGER COLLECTION / CORBIS The concentration of talent in golden Hollywood may be comparable to that of Pericles’ Athens, as critic Robin Wood put it, but not all the geniuses who passed through were able to make their mark on the Walk […]

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Ariel Goldenberg, the man who did not want to take the Bastille | Culture

On July 14, while the French were celebrating their national holiday, Ariel Goldenberg died, in a bed cured of horror, like all those in hospitals. It happened in Nimes, where he sought peace with his partner, Andrea Jacobsen, leaving behind an impressive professional career. More information He became one of the most important performing arts […]

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Ezekiel Montes: ‘Dead man does not know how to live’: the crisis also affects drug trafficking | Culture

Cinephilia can offer ideas to make a movie, but that does not mean that they have ideas. Only that it can be collected from here and there, and that, in parts, this work will have the appearance of a cinema, although without depth. On Dead man does not know how to live Ezekiel Montes’s hard-working […]

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Paco Lucena: The poverty and loneliness of the man who directed Joaquín Sabina’s career for 22 years | Culture

Paco Lucena, last Monday, at his home in Aluche (Madrid), surrounded by photos of the artists he represented.Jaime Villanueva / THE COUNTRY Paco Lucena has approached the bank this morning and has verified that he has no money. Zero. It is June 22 and he receives the self-employed pension, 680 euros, on the 24th of […]

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Argentina: Juan Forn, the man who read on Fridays | Culture

The Argentine writer Juan Forn, in an interview in Madrid in 2002.Ricardo Gutierrez The girl arrived at her office in Buenos Aires with a murderous look and the book handwritten in a notebook. It was 1995 and the then editor of Planeta, Juan Forn, was so captivated by the novel by that irreverent teenager that […]

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‘Granta’: Estanislao Medina: “In Spain, I was the black man from a private university” | Culture

The Equatorial Guinean writer Estanislao Medina, portrayed in Malabo.Catalina F. Dougan A mischievous devil ruled the boy’s will. Hence his militancy in the gangs, hence the incessant fights and those great banga, tropical marijuana, that rolled as soon as you jumped out of bed. After the diagnosis, the healer prescribed the definitive remedy: a pendant […]

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Morante de la Puebla, a great bullfighter, a man obsessed with the past | Blog The bull, by the horns

The man, the bullfighter and the character converge in a special, controversial and extremely unique human being. She awakens veneration when she dresses in lights, surprises with her bohemian image in social life and can be disturbing when she reveals her obsession with the past and tradition. He is a 21st century man locked in […]

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The forgetfulness that we will be: ‘The forgetfulness that we will be’, a formalist memory of a good man | Culture

Not infrequently the entity of the characters rises above the very films in which they appear: on their virtues, and also on their defects; or, at least, on the debatable formal decisions that accompany the future of its protagonists and of the societies where they operate. The oblivion that we will be Sixteenth fiction feature […]

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Mariana Enríquez and Benjamín Labatut, two Latin American writers among the finalists for the Man Booker Prize | Culture

Latin American writers Benjamín Labatut and Mariana Enríquez, nominated for the prestigious Booker Prize.ANAGRAM The Argentine writer Mariana Enríquez and the Chilean Benjamin Labatut have been selected this Thursday among the six finalists for the Man Booker Prize. The award is one of the most prestigious in Anglo-Saxon literature, with the winning author and translator […]

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Lluís Homar: “The man of the 21st century thinks that eternity is immediate” | Culture

Lluís Homar, at the Madrid headquarters of the National Classical Theater Company, of which he is director, in an image taken two weeks ago.Santi Burgos No trace of ego on the walls of his almost naked office as director of the National Classical Theater Company. Just as austere as the character he has played (until […]

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