The lovers of the seventh art will find in the cinematographic activities of FICBUEU the perfect complement to the screenings that will take place from 7th to 15th September. As an example, the talk with film critics that will be held on Saturday 15th at 11:00h at the Meeting Point, washed down with a vermouth courtesy of Bodegas Lodeiros. The activity will be access free, and will offer the presence of four of the most relevant Spanish critics: Jordi Costa, Jara Yáñez, Sergi Sánchez and Manu Yáñez.

These experts, who work for national newspapers and specialised magazines, will approach the public to the complex profession of film critic. At the same time, they will offer dissimilar analyses of some of the most controversial films in recent years within the Spanish and international scene, among them: The Tree of Life (Terence Malick), Melancholia (Lars von Tier), Carmina o revienta (Paco León), Amour (Michael Haneke) or Mother! (Darren Aronofsky). The discussion will be moderated by Natalia Alonso, editor-in-chief of Volvoreta.

Jordi Costa usually writes for El País and Fotogramas. He has published several books, the latest being Cómo acabar con la contracultura, and has organized memorable exhibitions like “Cultura basura: una espeleología del gusto”, as well as having directed the films Piccolo grande amore and La lava en los labios. Jara Yáñez has been working for a decade for the editorial department of Caimán Cuadernos de Cine. Likewise, she works as a teacher in the Film Critic Master’s Degree of the ECAM and as a producer in festivals like the Documenta Madrid. She has published books about production, exhibition in original version or Spanish short films. The latest one being Femenino plural.

Sergi Sánchez works as a film critic for Fotogramas, La Razón and Time Out Barcelona. He has collaborated in multiple publications and is also a teacher. He was a scriptwriter and coordinator in the programme “Días de cine” (TVE) and in several documentaries of Canal+, as well as having published some books, among them Las 100 películas clave de la ciencia-ficción. Manu Yáñez began his critic career in the digital publications of Miradas de cine and Tren de sombras, and is now the director of the web Otros Cines Europa and collaborates with Fotogramas, El Cultural, Rockdelux or the North American magazine Film Comment.

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