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Bigas Luna Tribute, Manchester, 28–31 March 2019

Bigas Luna (1946–2013) is among Spain’s most influential filmmakers. In the 1990s, his popular comedy/drama Jamón, jamón, was among the most studied texts in Hispanic Studies courses in the UK. He also famously launched the careers of Hollywood stars such as Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz.

Over a period of four days and in two different venues, the Bigas Luna Tribute Manchester will include four film screenings, two receptions and an exhibition. The exhibition will remain open for the duration of the festival, until April 13th. The event will include the ‘Iberian Portraits’ trilogy in full with introductory presentations by Bigas Luna specialists, a cava reception following the screening of Jamón, jamón (1992), the first UK screening of the posthumous documentary BigasxBigas (2017) – including a Q&A with its co-director Santiago Garrido Rúa – and the videoart exhibition ‘Barbaric Comedies‘, inspired by Valle-Inclán.

THURSDAY 28 MARCH 

Instituto Cervantes Manchester (326-330 Deansgate Campfield, Avenue Arcade, Manchester M3 4FN). 

  • 6.30 PM: Opening of ‘BarbaricComedies’ video art exhibition with an introduction by co-curator Prof Santiago Fouz Hernández (Durham) and wine reception sponsored by the Instituto Cervantes Manchester.
    NB Exhibition will be open until April 12th Mon-Friday 10AM to 8PM. Free entry.
    Viewer discretion is advised. 
  • 7PM: Screening BigasxBigas (2017) – with introduction and Q&A with co-director Santiago Garrido Rúa. TicketsTrailer.
FRIDAY 29 MARCH  

HOME Manchester (2, Tony Wilson Place, M15 4FN Manchester)

  • 7.50 PMJamón, jamón (1992), starring Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Jordi Mollà – with introduction by Prof Santiago Fouz Hernández (Durham University).
  • Followed by cava reception (first drink is included with film ticket), sponsored by Durham University, ¡Viva! Festival and festival sponsors. TicketsTrailer.
SATURDAY 30 MARCH  

HOME Manchester (2, Tony Wilson Place, M15 4FN Manchester)

  • 5.50 PMHuevos de oro / Golden Balls (1993), starring Javier Bardem, Maribel Verdú and Benicio del Toro- with introduction by Prof Santiago Fouz Hernández (Durham University).  TicketsTrailer.
SATURDAY 31 MARCH  

HOME Manchester (2, Tony Wilson Place, M15 4FN Manchester)

  • 5.40 PMLa teta y la luna / The Tit and the Moon (1994), starring Mathilda May, Biel Durán and Miguel Poveda- with introduction by Dr Abigail Loxham (University of Liverpool). TicketsTrailer.
  • Followed by discussion about the ‘Iberian Portraits’ trilogy with Dr Loxham and Prof Fouz Hernández. 
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2014-06-Cristina Rodriguez-Women from my country Cristina Rodrigues: Women from My Country, Manchester Cathedral, 3 July – 21 September. A 3-part installation, sponsored by the Arts Council, will be unveiled by the Portuguese-born Manchester-based artist. The 3 works are individually entitled The Queen, Enlightenment and Blanket, the latter made from adufes, square tambourines traditionally played by women in central inland Portugal, woven together with Portuguese lace and multi-coloured ribbons braided by local Manchester women.

Joana Vasconcelos, Manchester

2014-05-JoanaVasconcelosIn Manchester UK the city’s Manchester Art Gallery has been taken over to display (free) numerous sculptural, ceramic and textile interventions across the permanent collection displays and in the 3-storey atrium by the contemporary Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos as well as a paying exhibition entitled Time Machine of some five works, 15 February – 1 June 2014. Many of the works are newly or recently made and are being shown in the UK for the first time