• Warsaw Bridge

    1990. Spain. Pere Portabella. 85 min.

  • Acció Santos

    1972. Spain. Pere Portabella. 12 min.

Introduced by Jonathan Demme

Saturday, September 29, 2007, 2:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Warsaw Bridge

    1990. Spain. Directed by Pere Portabella. The idea for Warsaw Bridge, a less conceptual film than Accío Santos, started from a line in a newspaper: "The body of a scuba diver was found in a burnt forest." Portabella elaborates narrative fragments from this kernel in a procedure that recalls that of the French nouveau roman. Made as the Cold War was ending, the film critiques the Spanish intelligentsia's indifference to political and historical change. In Spanish and Catalan; English subtitles. 85 min.

  • Acció Santos

    1972. Spain. Directed by Pere Portabella. Acció Santos contrasts music performance with intellectual reflection. In the first section, Carles Santos performs Bach at the piano. Then, he listens to the recording while the film falls silent. 12 min.

In the Film exhibition Pere Portabella

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