The fourth Bigas Luna Tribute international event took place in Mexico City 8-13 August 2017 in collaboration with the MICGenero film festival. The biggest to date, it included 6 films and 13 screenings in three different venues. The opening took place at Mexico CIty’s iconic Cineteca Nacional on August 8th at 7.30PM with Jamón, jamón (1992), introduced by Santiago Fouz Hernández and followed by a Q&A session.
Cinepolis Diana, in central Mexico City, screened all six films between August 8th and 10th. The Iberian Trilogy was shown as a triple bill on August 9th.
The third venue was the Sala Julio Bracho, Filmoteca Nacional, in the Centro Cultural Universitario of the UNAM (Nacional Autonomous University of Mexico). The retrospective at the Filmoteca included presentations and Q&A sessions and it culminated with the screening of the posthumous documentary film Bigas x Bigas (2016), closing the tribute events on Sunday 13th August.
The full schedule, including all three venues can be consulted here.
DOWNLOADS AND INFO
Bigas Luna retrospective (MICGenero Catalogue 2017, pp. 110-116).
Bigas Luna retrospective (MICGenero pocket programme 2017).
Filmoteca UNAM August 2017 programme.
Cineteca Nacional Jamón, jamón.
El País article on the research behind The Bigas Luna Tribute
El País article on MICGénero festival
CDMX Secretaría de Cultura announcement
Cine para llevar article
La tempestad ‘Masculinidades en el cine’
La jornada article