The Walls Can Talk / Las paredes hablan

The Walls Can Talk

Synopsis : Carlos Saura’s peculiar take on the origin of art. The acclaimed and multi-award winning director, with more than 50 films to his name, portrays the evolution and relationship of art with the wall as a creative canvas from the first graphic revolutions of the prehistoric caves to the most avant-garde urban expressions. A thrilling and personal journey in the company of figures including Juan Luis Arsuaga, Miquel Barceló, Zeta, Musa 71 and Suso 33.

Festival History : San Sebastián International Film Festival | São Paulo International Film Festival

Director : Carlos Saura
Producer : María Del Puy Alvarado
Screenplay : José Morillas, Carlos Saura
DOP : Juana Jiménez, Rita Noriega

Carlos Saura

Carlos Saura Atarés (b. 4 January, 1932) is a Spanish film director, photographer and writer. Along with Luis Buñuel and Pedro Almodóvar, he is considered to be one of Spain’s most renowned filmmakers. With a long and prolific career spanning over half a century, Saura’s films have won many international awards. His films are sophisticated expressions of time and space fusing reality with fantasy, past with present, and memory with hallucination. He began his career in 1955 making documentary shorts and gained international prominence when his first film premiered at Cannes in 1960. Although he started filming as a neorealist, Saura quickly switched to films encoded with metaphors and symbolism in order to get around the Spanish censors. In 1966, his film La Caza won the Silver Bear at Berlinale. He won Special Jury Awards for ‘La Prima Angélica’ (1973) and ‘Cría Cuervos’ (1975) in Cannes. In the 1980s, Saura was in the spotlight for his Flamenco trilogy – ‘Bodas de Sangre’, ‘Carmen’ and ‘El Amor Brujo’. He received two nominations for Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, for ‘Carmen’ (1983) and ‘Tango’ (1998).


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