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Cultural guide to quarantine: auteur cinema, free comics, new songs and books

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BOOKS, BY MANUEL LLORENTE

‘A MAN AMONG PARNTHESIS. PORTRAIT OF MARIO LEVRERO ‘MAURO LIBERTELLA

A real character was Mario Levrero (1940-2004), a Uruguayan writer with a life full of phobias, passionate about the crime novel and as slow as his compatriot Juan Carlos Onetti. He wrote 20 books, spent two sad months in France, lived with five women … a cult hero with the endorsement ofThe luminous novelandThe empty speech. Now the publisher Universidad Diego Portales publishes a range of comments about his life and with the support of Leila Guerriero. I am Levrerian, that great imperfect writer, said Sara Mesa, brother of that club that includes Ignacio Echevarra and Constantino Brtolo.

For years he read a book a day, never studied literature, and devoured both pamphlets and 19th-century rose novels. In Spain his stories have been published,Paris,The cityandThe place(all at Random House), at least, without much echo. This portrait, change your luck?

GLOSSARY OF THE PANDEMIC OF THE FINE ARTS CIRCLE

Under the #yomequedoencasa umbrella, the Circle has launched a space that reproduces short videos in which some philosophers analyze terms such as empathy, interdependence, care, courage, mistrust … Concepts all of them with a fundamental value today. Under the coordination of its director, also the philosopher Valerio Roco, you can find the contributions of Gonzalo Velasco, Carlos Javier Gonzlez Serrano, Berta Prez, Luciana Cadahia, Nantu Arroyo, Edgar Maraguat, Nuria Snchez Madrid, Diego S. Garrocho, David Snchez Usanos and Ana Carrasco. Marta Sanz, Nadia Arroyo (Culture director of the Mapfre Foundation), Isabel Fuentes (CaixaForum director), Alberto Anaut (La Fbrica) will join the list shortly … This, for now.

CMICS, BY VANESSA GRAELL

EL VBORA RETURNS

The junkie Peter Pank of Max, the transvestite Anarcoma of Nazario, the pillage of the Makoki stream of Gallardo and Mediavilla. They are cmic characters, the most subversive and dissident, who tell a part of the history of Spain, the most underground. Even today his battles are still transgressive (often illegal) and politically incorrect. And they return:The Vborafor survivors. The publisher La Cpula has asked its cartoonists to choose their favorite comic to create a special, free, digital quarantine issue. Founded in 1979 and buried in 2004, after 300 numbers (to highlight the special after 23-F), among its pages were born authentic icons. The Vbora was once our salvation, say its editors, with the intention of saving us (a little) again during the quarantine.

CMIC ON DEMAND

The largest cmic fair in Spain has had to be canceled and postponed to 2021. But its organizers launched a festival in digital format yesterday, inaugurated with a round table in tribute to the recently deceased Juan Gimnez (author of the great La casta de the metabarons, with Jodorowsky). AmasterclassAlbert Monteys, Camp Krypton: Uniforms and Comics, the last comic that has been brought to Netflix (The neighbor of Santiago Garca and Pepe Prez), etc. All on Comic On Demand’s YouTube channel.

FREE LBUMS OF STANDARD

After Astiberri, it’s up to Norma. The Barcelona publishing house allows you to download three stories set in the city:The vampire of Barcelona,Junk Trampsand the compendiumBCN Noir.

MSICA, BY PABLO GIL

HEAT BUTTON ‘AGAPIM’

In an unexpected turn of events, Ana Beln has re-recorded a version ofAgapim41 years later in full confinement. Well, she is actually the guest in the sympathetic techno-pop version that appeared yesterday and that Ojete Calor, the do formed by the humorists Carlos Areces and Anbal Gmez, perform. In quarantine, Ojete Calor we feel the moral obligation to rescue her and light the way with her again. Waiting for the Covid-19 cure will be better the moreAgapimbe in your life, communicated the do.

ROYAL ALBERT HOME

The Royal Albert Hall in London is one of the UK’s most important live music venues. With all the British pomp, yesterday she remembered that she has been in the service of the nation for 150 years in good times and bad. And now that bad guys are playing, he announced a series of special performances by various artists from their homes. It will be every day, at 9:15 pm, and the beginning, today, could not be more wonderful: Rufus Wainwright. If you play the piano in baton you may pass out. In this link.

RESIDENT: ‘LATINOAMRICA’

Confined to Puerto Rico, the Calle 13 rapper does a folk version of one of his band’s classics, Latin America. Along with the vocalist, each one from his home and from his country, nine other musicians are added, among them the super producer Gustavo Santaolalla. Tremendous.

APHEX TWIN: SIX NEW SONGS

Ultra-cult producer of cutting-edge electronics, Britain’s Aphex Twin has revived with six new songs released from his Soundcloud profile, user18081971. Predominates theambientdigital, perfect for these days of seclusion.

CINEMA BY LETICIA BLANCO

AUTHOR FILM FESTIVAL D’A

The Barcelona Author Film Festival, D’A, will be held this year in online format starting on April 30. Among the films to be released include the new Arnaud Desplechin, of which his first foray into the polar with La Seydoux and Sara Forestier inRoubaix unites lumire. Werner Herzog presents the documentaryNomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin, a portrait that pays tribute to his friend Chatwin, the writer and adventurer brought to AIDS in 1989. The unimaginable film will be the latest from Christophe Honor,Room 212, starring Chiara Mastroianni, Vincent Lacoste and Benjamin Biolay. The closing will be in charge of the debut of David Moragas withA Stormy Night, about an unexpected confinement in New York.

FREE AUTHOR CINEMA: ADSO

The distributor Adso Films offers these days some of the films in its catalog for free and online (just go to this link), such asThings of age(with the popular Guillaume Canet and Marion Cotillard),FortunataSergio Castellitto orHeliby Amat Escalante. Free auteur cinema without leaving home.

DOCUMENTARY: ‘SANCTUARY’

Another film that, due to the general closure of theaters, has decided to premiere worldwideon-line(In Spain, it will be done through Filmin this Friday, April 10, after reaching Movistar +) is Santuario, the documentary directed by Álvaro Longoria and starring the brothers Javier and Carlos Bardem, presented a few months ago in San Sebastin. The film is a tour of the Greenpeace campaign to protect Antarctica with a powerful environmental message.

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