After a year running events online, The Bigas Luna Tribute returned to cinemas in MADRID in April 2021 with two screenings, a book launch and a talk. This series of events, launched in San Francisco in early 2015 has now visited 16 cities in 7 different countries and 3 continents. Madrid also marked our 70th Bigas Luna film screening.

The 2021 Madrid event was a preview of a much larger retrospective in 2022, as part of The Year of Bigas Luna.

Monday 5 April 2021
20.00H – Film: La teta y la luna (1994) + intro by Santiago Fouz Hernández (Durham University).
Institut Français, Calle Marqués de la Ensenada, 12, 28004 Madrid. Tickets

Monday 19 April 2021
12.00 – Talk by Santiago Garrido Rua, director of BigasxBigas (2016). Casa de Velázquez/Madrid Institute for Advanced Study, C/ de Paul Guinard, 3, 28040 Madrid. In person and online.(Please register HERE).

20.00 – Book launch: El legado cinematográfico de Bigas Luna with Santiago Fouz Hernández (editor and contributor, Durham University) and Alejandro Melero Salvador (contributor, Universidad Carlos III Madrid), followed by:

Film: Bigas x Bigas (2016), followed by:

Q&A with Santiago Garrido Rua (director), Betty Bigas (designer and art curator), Carmen Chaves Gastaldo (scriptwriter).
Institut Français, Calle Marqués de la Ensenada, 12, 28004 Madrid. Tickets.

Re-scheduled dates for postponed NYC event will be announced soon.

Photography by María Luna

The Bigas Luna Tribute Madrid was generously sponsored by Institut Français Madrid, Casa de Velázquez and the Madrid Institute for Advanced Study.

The talk at the Casa de Velázquez and all the screenings at the Institute Français adhered strictly to local and regional Covid-19 restrictions, including reduced capacity to allow for social distancing, ventilation and compulsory face masks for the duration of the events.

Full event website Institut Français Madrid.

El País (12/04/2021)