Date/Time: 04/10/2007 12:00 am
Thursday, October 4, 2007
No compteu amb el dits (Don’t Count on Your Fingers). 1967. Spain. Directed by Pere Portabella. Made six years after he produced Luis Buñuel’s Viridiana, Portabella’s directorial debut takes the anti-narrative form of an experimental commercial consisting of fifteen short segments that explore repression and power. In Spanish, with English subtitles. 26 min.
Nocturno 29. 1968. Spain. Directed by Pere Portabella. Screenplay by Portabella, Joan Brossa. With Lucía Bosé, Mario Cabré. Portabella’s first feature-length film—the title of which refers to the twenty-nine dark years of Franco’s reign—is a collaboration with the celebrated Catalan poet Joan Brossa. Virtually dialogue-free and composed of “super-realist fragments exposing the irrelevance of everyday life” (Portabella), the film circulated clandestinely in Spain. In Spanish, with English subtitles. 85 min.
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2, T2
In the Film exhibition Pere Portabella