Book Launch – available to watch online

El legado cinematográfico de Bigas Luna
ed. Santiago Fouz Hernández (Madrid: Tirant lo Blanch, 2020).

While we wait for the Bigas Luna Tribute events to resume, we are delighted to share a recording of the 90-min event originally broadcast live on YouTube on June 4th 2020. The event was a presentation of the new book El legado cinematográfico de Bigas Luna (Tirant lo Blanch, 2020) and it was moderated by Dr Esther Gimeno Ugalde (University of Vienna). It consisted of a conversation about each and every feature film of Bigas Luna, from Tatuaje (1976) to BigasxBigas (2016) with the book editor, Santiago Fouz Hernández (Durham University), and 10 of the contributors: Ralf Junkerjürgen (U. Regensburg), Antonio Lázaro Reboll (U. Kent), Abigail Loxham (U. Liverpool), Alfredo Martínez Expósito (U. Melbourne), Alejandro Melero (U. Carlos III Madrid), Gonzalo M Pavés (U. La Laguna), Jorge Pérez (U. Texas at Austin), Carolina Sanabria (U. Costa Rica) and H Rosi Song (U. Durham). The conversation, focused on the film legacy of Bigas Luna, covered key issues to understand his work, such as film genre, acting and performance, national identity, gender and sexuality or recurring imagery, narrative strategies, or aesthetic concerns.

A full recording of the event can be accessed on Youtube/canalTirant.

Click here for a preview of the first few pages of the book.

Bigas Luna Tribute events planned for 2020 in New York City and Madrid are currently postponed due to Covid-19. We are looking forward to resuming our programme of events as soon as it is safe to do so.