Tommy Hilfiger Barcelona With a Lesbian Scene Featuring Penelope and Scarlett, as I think someone called it, got $3 million cash and substantial help in kind from local and regional government on the grounds that it would encourage people to study Catalan identity and then work in museums. Encarnação do Demônio credits unspecified assistance from the Sao Paolo authorities for a film that portrays the city a filthy chaotic slum ostensibly run by psychotic police and priests where a satanic serial rapist, torturer and killer is in fact free to set about establishing a superior bloodline. That’s some promotion, so I guess this year’s Take the Money Then the Piss prize has to go to José Mojica Marins. My commiserations to both sets of voters. Also seen last night: Mirageman, which could do wonders for Santiago de Chile:
- The coming and going of the gypsies
Yo, el vaquilla, quinqui cinema, and the usual political whining.
- Quantitative analysis by language of Barcelona publications in British Library Integrated Catalogue
The Catalan government continues to claim that public use of Catalan was prohibited during the dictatorship, but everyone sensible now agrees that this was not so, and that publishing in Catalan–which is what we are interested in today–was never banned.
Xavi Caballé today posted several lists estimating numbers of publications in Catalan (where?) for some years …
- Abycine, pretty good really
The static parts of the site for the excellent Albacete International Film Festival are all OK, and the bits for 2010 are fucked but still reasonably comprehensible, with something of the mendacious, incoherent charm of blurbs for Soviet-sponsored Cold War literary shindigs:
ABYCINE is also a claim of a contemporary culture place for young people, a meeting point
- Link sink for 25/05/2009
Hell, no one reads my Greader feed anyway.