Idealism vs realism as a Stalinist hack copes with the Italian bombing of Barcelona but struggles to explain why Moorish peasants are slaughtering Spanish workers in the battle for Madrid.
The hair, the dress-sense, the profession: some of the basics are there.
Unlike most subsidised official festival crap, it’s fast, funny and real. Well, kind of.
Archaic French erotic pulp, plugging Cantabria’s gaping literary hole?
Taken from a 17th century play which has the devil fly a student over Madrid and reveal to him its innermost secrets.
Some historical advice from an Irish perspective for Esperanza Aguirre on the pitfalls of attempting to demonstrate by symbolic means the virile and libertarian spirit of Madrid in the invented and regrettable conflict between it and doldrummed Barcelona.
The precedents for, and some possible implications of, the Catalanisation of Barcelona’s cinemas. Plus some crowd-pleasing video of the Quebec language police in action. (Allez! Allez! Allez! And the hell with the economy!) All in somewhat fevered response to an article by Martin Dahms in the Tages-Anzeiger.
A not particularly serious assault on Prosper Mérimée.
Yo, el vaquilla, quinqui cinema, and the usual political whining.
By Ramon Vila & Marta Cuatrecasas