The Casa de los Poetas y las Letras in Seville and the SEFF are again organizing, in collaboration with the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo in Seville, the event Writing Cinema, which will be held in the Espacio Santa Clara, with free admission while places are available. After three successful editions with participation from filmmakers such as Alberto Rodríguez, Fernando León de Aranoa, Jonás Trueba, Enrique Urbizu, Javier Rebollo, Borja Cobeaga and Jorge Guerricaechevarría, among others, this year we will again have notable national directors to reflect on the relationship between film and literature. Two Way Road is the subtitle of this fourth edition, which will explore the links between both disciplines and analyse the evolution, milestones and singularities that have defined, over the course of a century, their mutual inspirations and influences.
On 12th November, there will be a talk on Literature as inspiration for film, with contributions from Manuel Gutierrez Aragón, National Film Award 2005 and winner of the Goya for Best Script Adaptation for Jarrapellejos; Gracia Querejeta, winner of a Goya for the adaptation of Siete mesas de billar francés; and José Luis Guerín, National Film Award 2001, who is competing this year in the SEFF’s Official Section with La academia de las musas. This round table will be moderated by Lourdes Palacios, secretary of the Association of Film Writers of Andalusia (ASECAN).
Film influences on literary creations is the theme to be dealt with on 13th November, with the presence of Carme Riera, National Narrative Award and Anagrama Essay Award; Felipe Vega, filmmaker who has collaborated with writers such as Julio Llamazares and Manuel Hidalgo on his scripts; and Antonio Soler, Critics’Award, Nadal Award and Herralde Award. This round table will be moderated by the writer and scriptwriter Daniel Ruiz García.
ITALIAN MUSIC AND EUROPEAN CINEMA
On 11th November, Italian Language Day, the Rectorate of the Pablo de Olavide University (UPO) is the venue for one of the Film Festival’s parallel activities, in collaboration with the Centro Cultural Italiano (CCI) in Seville. On this occasion and under the title of : The Legend of the Pianist: a dialogue between Italian music and European cinema, the film critic Leonardo Petrucci and the pianist José Manuel Vaquero offer a live musical journey that will revolve around the relationship between film image and music in the history of cinema, focusing specifically on Italian composers: from piano accompaniment for silent cinema to the world of famous composers such as Nino Rota or Ennio Morricone, and to present-day composers who have collaborated with Paolo Sorrentino, such as Pasquale Catalano (L'uomo in più, Le conseguenze dell'amore), Teho Teardo (Il divo) and Lele Marchitelli (La grande bellezza).