The tenth Bigas Luna Tribute will take place in San José (Costa Rica) 22-25 August 2018. By the end of this event, the Bigas Luna Tribute will have visited 12 cities in 5 countries and 3 continents. A total of 60 film screenings over a 4-year period to date, with more events already planned for 2019.
The San José homage will include four screenings with introductory presentations and Q&A sessions, as well as a wine and tapas reception at the Centro Cultural de España on the opening night on Wednesday August 22nd, following the screening and Q&A of Jamón, jamón (1992) (introduced by Professor Santiago Fouz Hernández – Durham University). Huevos de oro (1993) will be screened the next day with an introduction by Dr Bertold Salas (University of Costa Rica). The Centro de cine (Preámbulo) will screen La teta y la luna (1994) on Friday 23rd, introduced by renowned Bigas Luna specialist Prof. Carolina Sanabria (University of Costa Rica and author of Bigas Luna: el ojo voraz), and, on Saturday 25th, the posthumous documentary Bigas x Bigas (2016), shown for the first time in Costa Rica, with a presentation by Santiago Fouz Hernández.
The Bigas Luna Tribute San José is generously funded by the Centro Cultural de España (Cooperación Española Cultura), the University of Costa Rica, the Institute of Art Research IIArte, Durham University, and the Costa Rican Centre of Film Production (Centro Costarricense de Producción Cinematográfica).
All events will start at 7PM.
Centro Cultural de España en Costa Rica (Barrio Escalante, de la Iglesia Santa Teresita 200m Este y 200m Norte, San José, CR).
Wednesday 22 August – Jamón, jamón (1992) – intro and Q&A with Prof Santiago Fouz Hernández (Durham University). Followed by reception.
Thursday 23 August – Huevos de oro (1993) – intro and Q&A with Dr Bertold Salas (Universidad Costa Rica).
Centro de Cine (Barrio Otoya, Avenida 9, Calle 11, atrás del INS, San José, CR).
Friday 24 August – La teta y la luna (1994) – intro and Q&A with Prof Carolina Sanabria (Universidad Costa Rica).
Saturday 25 August – Bigas x Bigas (2016) – intro and Q&A with Santiago Fouz.
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