When she was a child, Inma Bermúdez didn’t know what design was, but she was already a designer. Today, with the 2022 Spanish National Design Award under her belt, she continues to create objects that cast light upon our everyday lives.
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It seems that Santiago Segura has one purpose in life, to make people laugh. And he’s been hell-bent on it since 1998, when ‘Torrente, the Dumb Arm of the Law’ came out. Now, he’s back on the big screen with ‘Father There Is Only One 3’.
From San Sebastián to Málaga, several Spanish cities have their own film festivals. One of them, in fact, is on par with the most important in the world. Do you know which one we’re talking about?
Sometimes just a few notes are enough to remember a film and feel moved again. Composer Fernando Velázquez, one of the most renowned and well-respected in Spain, knows what we’re talking about.
This Basque actor is one of the protagonists of the successful 'Alpha Males' series, which invites us to reflect on what it means to be a man in the 21st century. And it does so through humour, turning laughter into its best ally.
Spanish film in 2022
‘The Beasts’, ‘Lullaby’, ‘Alcarràs’, ‘Prison 77’ or ‘Manticore’ are just some of the great films that the Spanish film industry has released in 2022. Given this display of talent, we must ask ourselves: is this the best year ever for Spanish film?
New director Miguel Faus is in the midst of producing 'Calladita' [Quiet], a film that, paradoxically, is giving people plenty to talk about. The reason: it’s the first in the world funded by NFTs to start filming.
How much do you know about Spanish cinema?
The Spanish film industry is one of the most well-respected in the world thanks to names like Pedro Almodóvar, Penélope Cruz, or Javier Bardem, but do we appreciate it enough? Prove yourself by getting these questions right.
'Tad the Lost Explorer and The Curse of the Mummy' is out in cinemas on the 26th of August. Before its première, we chat to Enrique Gato, its director and the person who best knows the world of animation in Spain.
Alauda Ruiz de Azúa
The Spanish film industry has a new rising star, and indeed, as is becoming the norm in recent times, it’s a woman: Alauda Ruiz de Azúa. According to Pedro Almodóvar, 'Lullaby' (original title: 'Cinco lobitos') is “the best debut in years”.
Each person has their own place in this world, and Sergio Peris-Mencheta’s is the theatre. As stage director and producer (Barco Pirata), this stage activist seeks to share his passion and captivate new audiences.
He’s considered the best Chilean actor of all time, but... what lies behind his talent? Performing without acting. That’s the key, according to Alfredo Castro, winner of the Platino Award for Best Supporting Actor for the second year running.
Mexican Ilse Salas takes on the Platino Awards with her second consecutive nomination for Best Actress, this time for ‘Plaza Catedral’. The actress chats to us about film, roles, connecting talents, and inspiration.
Actress and singer Carolina Gaitán is part of the Platino Awards after captivating the audience with her performance at the Oscars ceremony.
Óscar Jaenada will première 'Skin in Flames' in upcoming weeks, but first he’ll be part of the PLATINO Awards gala, which holds a special place in his heart.
Yolanda Serrano and Eva Leira
Spanish cinema would have different faces if it weren’t for them. We chat to Yolanda Serrano and Eva Leira, the casting directors who, thanks to their eye for talent, turn strangers into stars.
Carmelo Gómez returns to the big screen. A decision that could only come from a reencounter with Imanol Uribe. 'Llegaron de noche', which premieres at the Malaga Film Festival, is their sixth collaboration.
After appearing in just two films, 'The Good Boss' and 'The Grandmother', Almudena Amor has dazzled both critics and audience with her mysterious and magnetic charisma. A love at first sight that’s been missing from Spanish cinema for some time.
Haze is the voice of the streets and his lyrics force us to look closely at a reality to which we often prefer to turn our backs. 'Carne de cañón', his next album, is not going to leave us that choice.
David Serrano puts his fetish genres, comedy and musical, aside to adapt a libretto by Martin McDonagh ('The Pillowman', with Belén Cuesta and Ricardo Gómez) in a new example of the versatility of the Madrid-born creator.
The most important event within Ibero-American cinema, the PLATINO Awards, took off on the 30th of September in Madrid with an epic soundtrack: the preview of 'Volando', an original musical documentary directed and written by Javier Limón.
Iberia is, once again, supporting the 8th Edition of the PLATINO Awards, held in Madrid between the 30th of September and the 3rd of October.
There’s no doubt that Daniella Santiago is one of the up-and-coming actors of the moment. After bringing La Veneno to life, the winner of an Ondas Award from Málaga makes her début with Almodóvar in 'Parallel Mothers'.
This isn’t an actor who also sings, but a musician that has made a career out of acting. Villagrán launches his first album, influenced by rave music and independent British rock.
A Female Gaze
Film Festival Cine por Mujeres (Cinema by Women) returns to Madrid: a date that aims to raise awareness about the work done by all the women in the film industry through screenings and a full educational programme. In its third edition, animation and cinematography also gain prominence.
The director returns to cinema with ‘Adú’, a tale that makes the audience ask itself how or why many of the things that surround us happen. We talk to Salvador Calvo about film and TV, and how digital platforms are quickly changing an industry in which, today, all well-told stories have their place.
After working in theatre and series such as ‘La otra mirada’ or ‘High Seas’, Begoña Vargas makes the leap to the big screen and plays the leading role in the horror film ‘Malasaña 32’, directed by Albert Pintó. We’ll be on her tail...
The short is doing wonderfully. Ask Belén Sánchez-Arévalo, short writer with over two hundred awards in her cabinet. The latest being Best Spanish Fiction Short / Iberia Talent on Board Award for Best Spanish Script at the 9th edition of the ABC Spanish American Short Festival.
Greta Fernández is the breakthrough actor of 2019, after winning the Concha de Plata Award at the San Sebastian Festival and being nominated for the Goya Award for her leading role in ‘A Thief’s Daughter’. Daughter of writer Esmeralda Berbel and actor Eduard Fernández, with whom she shares credits on the film, it was obvious that math wasn’t going to be her thing.
The actress is premiering the second part of the film adaptation of 'The Baztán Trilogy', by Dolores Redondo. 'The Legacy of the Bones' is darker than the more complex first instalment of the saga, and the leading character —Inspector Amaia Salazar— shares with the woman who plays her much more than a magnetic and expressive face.
Photography, film, painting, literature or theatre. A tireless worker, Carlos Saura doesn’t distinguish between artistic disciplines. These days, his name is clearly displayed in an exhibition dedicated to him by the Círculo de Bellas Artes, where this genius reveals his facet as a master of images.
Capturing reality with an almost painterly sensibility is part of Recuenco’s brilliance. Now, this photographer from Madrid explores his most personal universe from several angles. A compilation of one thousand and one photographs and a series are his proposal against the culture of immediacy, conformity and lack of freedom
This is her year, even though it seems that the last few years of Spanish cinema are also hers. She plays the leading role in the award-winning ‘The Endless Trench’, and her latest film, ‘Advantages of Travelling by Train’, with Luis Tosar, Pilar Castro and Ernesto Alterio, has just premiered. We travel back in time with her to Teatro Lara, where a story of divine revelations and Whitney Houston songs marked the official beginning of a career founded on hard work and perseverance.
Whenever David Trueba finishes writing a novel, shooting a movie or making a documentary, he is left with feelings of ambivalence. On the one hand, there is the satisfaction of a job finished and; on the other, the embarrassment of having to show his work. In order to neutralise those fears, when he is releasing or publishing something, he is usually already involved in a new project. We stole a few moments with him while he is immersed in the postproduction of his next film, 'A este lado del mundo'.
After the success of his Oscar-nominated short film 'Mother' (Madre), Rodrigo Sorogoyen releases his feature film with the same name on November 15, while preparing his new series 'Antidisturbios' [Antiriot police]. We managed to steal a few moments from his busy schedule to talk to him about his experience in Hollywood, new projects and his next adventure on the small screen.
Antonio de la Torre
Nothing makes Antonio de la Torre tick more than playing the stories of others, especially those that need to be told the most. Soon he will return to the silver screen, as the protagonist of one of the most anticipated features of the year, 'The Endless Trench', yet another impeccable bit of interpretation by the chameleonic artist.
The 64th edition of the Valladolid Film Week includes the section 'DOC. España', with proposals that address topics such as children trafficking, Las Meninas, the food industry, and Castilian seasonal livestock migration.
Miguel Ángel Muñoz
Madrid-born actor Miguel Ángel Muñoz is premiering 'El crack zero', the third instalment of the film noir trilogy that also marks his 25th anniversary in front of the cameras.
San Sebastian International Film Festival
A new edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival (SSIFF) kick starts on Friday 20th. Spanish cinema has an outstanding presence in this year’s program, one of the most eclectic to date with thrillers, science fiction films, TV series, and documentaries. These are the films you can’t miss.
This year Carmen Machi is premiering major projects both in and out of Spain. Coming up is her role as a criminal suspect in 'Criminal', a thriller series that sees our most versatile actress showing once again she can deal with any role thrown at her.
We have a chat with Asier Etxeandia main character of 'Sordo', the new Almodovar´s film, who continues on tour playing the songs from the first album by Mastodonte, his band and real passion.
This August 30th, Luis Tosar premieres 'Quien a hierro mata' (Eye for an Eye), the latest film by Paco Plaza, featuring Tosar as a complex character—which is, of course, his trademark—immersed in a spiral of vengeance against drug dealers in a drug-ridden Galicia.
The fourth season of 'Cable Girls' starts, in September 1931, with gender equality as a backdrop. The plot begins with Carlota –Ana Fernández’s role— running for mayor of Madrid, like Manuela Carmena did, only 90 years earlier.