Monday, 23 July 2007

Galician Audiovisual Maps & Directions

Are you visiting Galicia? Do you want to know where the Galician Audiovisual hot spots are? Here you have links to Google maps of these places:

  • Xunta de Galicia - Regional Government of Galicia. Secretaría Xeral de Comunicación (Dirección Xeral de Comunicación Audiovisual) and Consellería de Cultura (Dirección Xeral de Creación e Difusión Cultural). San Caetano S/N. Santiago de Composela.
  • CGAI. Centro Galego de Artes da Imaxe. Galician Film Archives. Rúa Durán Loriga, 6. A Coruña.
  • Edificio do Hórreo. Consorcio Audiovisual de Galicia, Centro Multimedia de Galicia, Rede de Telecentros de Comunicación, Curtas na Rede, Audiovisual de Galicia, Galicia Film Comission. Rúa do Hórreo, 61. Santiago de Compostela.
  • CRTVG. Televisión de Galicia. Radio Galega. Radio Galega Música. Bando-San Marcos. Santiago de Compostela.
  • Galicia Dixital. Audiovisual, 3D & Multimedia permanent exhibition. Mosteiro de San Martiño Pinario. Santiago de Compostela.
  • Clube Internacional de Prensa & AG Revista do Audiovisual Galego. Avenida da Coruña, 6 baixo. Santiago de Compostela.
  • AAG. Axencia Audiovisual Galega. Conselleria de Cultura's Administrative unit for audiovisual.

Enjoy them!

Four texts in English

I've just surfed the Net in the quest for documents in English about Galician Cinema. I Googled for

"galician cinema" filetype:pdf

and got the following gems:

Not bad, isn't it?

Another Galician Film at Montreal WFF

O menor dos males, a 100% Galician production, has been invited to be included in Focus on World Cinema at the Montreal World Film Festival.

This film, directed by Antonio Hernández, was shot last summer in a Galician pazo at Ponte Maceira, a small village next to Santiago de Compostela. The cast includes Carmen Maura (Pedro Almodovar's Volver and Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios), Roberto Álvarez (Spanish TV show Hospital Central), Marta Belenguer (TV shows Camera Cafe and Aquí no hay quien viva) and Verónica Echegui (Yo soy la Juani) , and Galician actors Berta Ojea, Antonio Durán Morris (Los Lunes al Sol), César Cambeiro and Xavier Deive.

This film was officially presented at the Malaga Film Festival, where it was awarded the best screenplay (Antonio Hernández), best actress in a supporting role (Verónica Echegui), and best costume (Galician designer Ruth D. Pereira).

So, Galicia is present at the Montreal WFF with two productions: O Neno de Barro and O Menor dos Males

Friday, 20 July 2007

O Neno de Barrro / The Mud Boy reviewed at Variety

Last July 9th Variety published what I think is a very positive review of The Mud Buy, taking into account the standards of this journal. Congratulations to Susana Maceira and Jorge Algora! Jorge’s opera prima really deserves it.
You can access the complete text at Variety online.

Four Galician short films in Seoul, London & Madrid

Pablo Millán’s Longo camino de pedra (Long stoneway), A meiga chuchona (The Sucking Witch) and O conxuro (Incantation); and Eduardo Armada’s Las dos vidas de Ernesto Pena (The two lives of Ernesto Pena) have been selected for competition at festivals in London, Seoul and Madrid.

Longo camino de piedra will compete at the EXIS Film & Video Festival taking place in Seoul next August. Millan will also present his work at London’s Portobello Magic Film Festival, together with A meiga chuchona and O conxuro, this latter short film being a joint work with Ana Lombao and Luis Iglesias.

Eduardo Armada will compete with Las dos vidas de Ernesto Pena at the 16th Festival Plataforma Nuevos Realizadores de Madrid, to be held in Madrid from September 11th to September 18th.