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One cannot think of Spain and disregard the influence of Spain films worldwide. Moreover, two names come to
immediate attention: Pedro Almodovar and Bigas Luna, who played a pivotal role in bringing Spanish cinema to the international scene. Both Almodovar and Luna established their careers at the time when Spain Was coming out of a dark era of dictatorship that kept the country closed to foreign influences. After the death of ‘Generalissmo’ there was a burst of creativity
with Almodovar paving the way for directors such as Bigas Luna.
Our concept focuses on taboo subjects and a narrative driven by a female desire, the two film directors are well known for.
We aim to reference them in a not so subtle manner, and with a definite dose of humour.
PEDROALMODOVAR Scene 1:
Stage filled with bold colours, a fluid expression of gender and what cannot be uttered. Obsessive line between fantasy and reality. Shifting identities and the roles people play. A voice for Spain’s marginalized groups. Force of female identity. Exploration of intimacy, grief, empathy...
All About My Mother
BIGASLUNA Scene 2:
Class, sex and food obsession, allegories for Spain itself. Juxtaposition of old and new in emotional contrasts of erotic desire and food. Sex as a shortcut to the ridiculous in human nature. Dark, cheerful satire, offbeat humour...vast improbabilities ...