Until recently, directing films seemed off-limits to women in Spain, but a new generation of filmmakers —Carla Simón, Pilar Palomero, or Paula Ortiz, among others— have broken through that glass ceiling.
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A new member has joined the Iberia Talento a bordo Team: Marcus Cooper. This canoeist, who won a gold in Rio and silver in Tokyo, is a firm favourite to be the flag bearer of the Spanish delegation at the Paris Olympic Games. Do you want to get to know him?
Carlos Vives, who aspires to two Latin GRAMMYs™ Awards at the upcoming edition (16th of November), brought together thousands of people at the Puerta de Alcalá in Madrid to celebrate the Hispanidad.
Irene Sánchez-Escribano and Niko Shera
This athlete knows exactly what overcoming obstacles is like, and this judoka is used to falling down and getting back up again. Their respective sports have built their characters and turned them into the people they are today.
Willy Hernangómez and Joel Parra
The Spanish basketball team will attend the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup held in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia with both feet firmly on the ground, according to Willy Hernangómez and Joel Parra. But that doesn’t keep them from dreaming of winning again.
Gerard Descarrega and Rodrigo Conde
Both Gerard Descarrega and Rodrigo Conde are among the elite of their respective sports: para-athletics and rowing. But neither of them competes alone, this athlete runs alongside his sighted guide and this rower, alongside his teammate.
Irene Guerrero and Olga Carmona
The Spanish women's football team dreamed of winning the World Cup and they have ended up making a whole country dream. Olga Carmona and Irene Guerrero were aware of the difficulty, but they finally bring the Cup home.
An innate gift as clear as his ideas, Palomo Spain has an extraordinary ability to connect current needs with deep cultural roots and a constant curiosity that drives him to break the norms and fly high while keeping his feet on the ground.
Being in love with the creative process itself is what keeps pianist James Rhodes hooked on music, literature and photography. We went inside his home to get to know him a little better.
Sarai Gascón and Antía Jácome
They don’t practice the same sport, one does swimming and the other canoeing, they were born seven years and more than one thousand kilometres apart, but Sarai Gascón and Antía Jácome have one thing in common: their love for water.
Aitana somehow inherited her talent for music from her artistic grandfather from Jaén, whom she never met. Today, she flies high with her songs, and brings her fans along for the ride.
The Argentinian group Les Luthiers will tour Spain and Latin America with ‘Más tropiezos de Mastropiero’, the show they’re bidding farewell to the stage with after more than five decades on the road.
This journalist and writer —or storyteller as she defines herself— Carme Chaparro remembers walking around on Sant Jordi [Saint George’s Day] with a backpack full of books for her idols to sign. Today, she’s the one doing the signing.
Alberto Ginés and Ray Zapata
Alberto Ginés and Ray Zapata are quite different, but they have several things in common: their passion for their respective sports, an unquenchable competitiveness, winning medals in Tokyo, and chemistry, lots of chemistry!
Cayetana Guillén Cuervo
As president of the Academia de las Artes Escénicas, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo has promoted the Talía Awards, prizes that seek to recognise the work of a sector that she learned to admire as a child.
Adriana Cerezo and Hugo González
To understand their passion for taekwondo and swimming, we must look back, specifically at a grandfather who watched martial arts films with his granddaughter, and to a father who taught his son to swim at the tender age of one.
Together with jockey Julia Zambudio, we visit the Hipódromo de la Zarzuela in Madrid. During the tour, this girl tells us what it's like to live among horses: looking after, training and riding them!
Gorka Orive, one of the most relevant researchers in Spain, analyses the health challenges we currently face and the keys to a more sustainable and innovative future.
Silvia Mas and Diego Gª Carrera
Yachtswoman Silvia Mas and walker Diego Gª Carrera, both members of the Iberia Talento a bordo Team, show us what their day-to-day is like preparing for the next Olympic Games and come together to share confidences.
Marina Anaya’s is a universe full of colour and feeling, a world in which figures and tones transmit strength and optimism in abundance. The works of this artist touch are ‘born’ with a common spirit: the search for beauty, for positivity, for the most “beautiful and friendly” part, in her own words, of life.
'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.
With 'Ritual', Dorian’s new album, the band invites everyone to hit play on life after the pandemic and to celebrate a concept of cosmopolitanism that encourages us to mix and be inspired.
A world of fantasy where children create unforgettable memories and adults have flashbacks they thought they’d forgotten. This is Rocambolesc, a sweet paradise conceived by Alejandra Rivas, alongside Jordi Roca.
‘Liternature’, described by Gabi Martínez as that literature that seeks to re-establish that missing dialogue between humans and all other living things, can change the course of our lives forever: discovering an unknown self in faraway destinations, or getting to know ourselves better by following animal tracks. Writer Gabi Martínez tells us about this.
Rafa Nadal Academy
Dani Rincón and Ariana Geerlings are two of the rising stars within Spanish tennis who train at Rafa Nadal Academy, a place where the values of this tennis player from Manacor can be felt with every step. And every stroke.
We chat to Pedro Torrijos, an architect, writer, and communicator who 'bangs on' about fascinating stories on architecture, unlikely territories, and the people that make them possible on Twitter.
Encuentros Talento a Bordo
Writer Agustín Fernández Mallo, retired model and designer Laura Ponte, and artist David Rodríguez Caballero opened on 24 February the 'Encuentros Talento a bordo'. Where? At ARCO 2022, in the ARCOlunch by Iberia space, with the collaboration of journalist Nerea Pérez de las Heras.
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.
We chat with Carlos Mataix, director of the Iberia Chair and expert in sustainability and innovation, about the need to move towards an inclusive, prosperous, and sustainable future.
The figure of Paula Badosa rises, after her exceptional end of the season in 2021 and with the permission of Garbiñe Muguruza, as the benchmark that Spanish women's tennis has been yearning for for years.
Silvia Navarro and Carmen Martín
There was a time, not so long ago - the airwaves sounded like ‘Las chicas son guerreras’ (‘Girls are Warriors’) - in which girls like Silvia Navarro and Carmen Martín, today’s captains of the Spanish handball team lacked female references. Times have changed and now they are the mirror in which thousands of girls can look at themselves.
Ángel León carries the flag for sustainable gastronomy with four Michelin stars and Andalusian accent. We talk with him from his emblematic restaurant, Aponiente, about a future full of flavour and hope for the planet.
There are few vantage points as privileged to get a feel for the talent of a country than being the creative director of an advertising agency. Toni Segarra, an indisputable guru within the sector, believes that we’re at a critical juncture, where new structures capable of releasing and setting talent free are needed. In Spain, we have a certain advantage: “No one improvises like us”.
Ana Laura Aláez
Twenty years ago, Ana Laura Aláez turned the art circuit upside down with an installation that consisted of creating a night club inside a national museum. Now established as one of the key voices of her generation, the artist who made orthodox critics feel very uncomfortable in the 1990s once again delights us with an exhibition that traces her entire career and starts a dialogue with the spectator about the possibility of what could have been.
His work reached the masses through the cover of a C. Tagana album. Nevertheless, ‘hyperactive’ Carlos Fernández-Pello has been on Madrid’s artistic scene for years, both as an artist, teacher, editor and commissioner. We dive into his workspace to discover the practice of this millennial artist first-hand, who in just a few years has won over the art masters.
José Manuel Calderón
To live among and compete against the stars of the NBA is something only a few can aspire to. José Manuel Calderón is one of the Spanish talents who wrote the golden pages of Spanish basketball history and earned their spurs in the best league in the world.
Espacio Iberia Aeroconsciente
Iberia presents Espacio Iberia Aeroconsciente; an exhibition consisting of three installations which highlight the company’s main sustainability values: digitalisation, waste management and cabin weight reduction.
Teresa Helbig is the designer behind the new Iberia uniforms. A collection that brings together craftsmanship, haute couture and avant-garde materials while looking back at the past, but with its sights set on the future, to rewrite tomorrow.
Tokyo will be Lydia Valentín’s fourth and final Olympic Games. While the Spanish weightlifter has won her fair share of medals, this time her objective will be to make a clean sweep, as the crowning achievement of a brilliant career. She tells us this in an interview during a break from the tough training sessions she is immersed in, at ten months from the big event.
Three Michelin stars aren’t enough for Spain’s most popular cook. On the verge of opening his third StreetXo, in Dubai, Daviz confesses he’s hungry like a shark—always looking for his next prey. The chef’s secret? Surrounding himself with talented people and applying his own with iron discipline. There will be plenty of time to relax later.
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.
Sergio del Molino
Few authors get their books on everyone's lips as soon as they hit bookshops. With a staggering ability to navigate at the juncture of fiction, essay and autobiography, writer and journalist Sergio del Molino will be at the helm of the Eñe Festival, which kicks off this week, with a focus on hybrid genres and disciplines revolving around the written word.
Willy Hernangómez y Quino Colom
The outlook of the Spanish Basketball Team for the 2019 World Cup is very promising. We had a chat with two of the team’s players que hablan en speaking on behalf of the whole team now in China. As they say, there is no greater pleasure than playing in a team to give the word companionship meaning every day. Here are Quino Colom from Valencia Basket and Willy Hernangómez from the NBA's Charlotte Hornets team.
The best Spanish basketball player in history welcomes us on the training court of the Milwaukee Bucks. He is recovering from an injury that made him miss the NBA Playoffs and will also keep him from joining the Spanish team in the 2019 World Cup. A chat about challenges and talent.
We speak with Gervasio Sánchez, one of the most internationally-renowned Spanish photojournalists.
We talked with Javier Limón to celebrate the twenty years of Casa Limón, his unstoppable production company, and to learn about his new projects.
After 25 years devoted to fashion, designer Teresa Helbig is enjoying a steadily rising international career whereas is working on the final details for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, to be celebrated in July.
The Girls’ Goal
They are living a dream in which multi-million figures are secondary. They like to play football and give it all on the field in every game. They are a new generation destined to go down in history beyond world cups and championships. The breakthrough performance of these young women is generating skyrocketing audience rates. We talked with the girls of the Spain Women's National Football Team. High up they fly!
The artist behind ‘The Incised Shadow’, on show at PHotoESPAÑA 2019, says the profound reflection pervading his work was developed with tools that are much more basic and essential than a camera or an objective—time, silence, and intuition.