BOOKS, BY LUIS ALEMANY
LIDIA CHUKOVSKAIATE ‘SOFIA PETROVNA’
Going through the shelves of the books released by their publishers is as fun as browsing a bookstore of opportunity and seeing everything happen:best sellersforgotten, romance novels, outdated academic books … and then, by surprise,a book that once touched our hearts, How is it goingSofia PetrovnawhatGive Errata Naturae.
AV (VARIOUS AUTHORS) ‘LINA BO BARDI’
Does anyone in the room remember with nostalgia Lina Bo Bardi’s exhibition last year at the ICO Foundation? (Well, is there something we do not remember with nostalgia?). That sample was the final expression of the recovery of the Italian-Brazilian,the most underrated architect in history.Three years earlier, the AV Monograph Collection put a stone on that road with an extensive number dedicated tothe tired goddesswho is now released,free, on the Living Architecture website.
ALAN PARKS ‘BLOODY JANUARY’
What makes us choose one novel and not another? Each reader will have their answer; If anyone is interested, there goes mine: the city that inhabits its plot.Bloody january(Tusquets) fell into my hands just before the closure with these words on the belt:Glasgow, 1973. How to resist?His police story is fine, it’s seven and a half. Its landscape, a 9.75.
TOTE KING CLUB DE READURA
That’s funnyBnker, the memory book of the Sevillian rapper. Tender, pcara, with its doctrinaire thing that nothing happens either …That Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., chat about literature with your readers on their Instagram profileand at Blackie Books.
MSICA, BY MANUEL LLORENTE
PEAR ‘THE GOLD OF THE RHIN’
Even his name, Richard Wagner, sounds likegrandiose, solemn, unfathomable. The Teatro Real began in January 2019 the vindication of its greatest legacy,The Nibelung’s Ring,with the first pear,The Rhin Gold. Now you can see and hear the version that will be released in January 2019under the baton of Pablo Heras-Casado and with Robert Carsen as stage directorfor free by signing up for My Opera Player. And already put, The wandering Dutch, also with Heras-Casado and with the seal of La Fura on stage. Impress and passionate.
FAMILY APPOINTMENT ‘MY MOTHER LAOCA’
Murice Ravel composedthis tiny and bright jewel for the little ones.Also from the platformMy Opera PlayerYou can enjoy this score with an orchestra (from the Teatro Real), a choir of white voices, a narration by Fernando Palacios (who appears disguised as a musketeer) and magnificent illustrations that appear on a large screen. Folk tales such asAl Bab, Puss in Boots, The Three Little Pigs… The protagonists are a princess, a child, a palace, a reptile and a ferocious ogre.
RADIO ‘THE HOUR OF BACH’
Every Saturday at 11 in the morning, Radio Clsica is faithful to the devotees of the musician par excellence, Johann Sebastian Bach. Thanks to the podcasts of Radio Nacional de Espaa you can sew a concert without end. Every week you can attend the pleasure of listeningoratories, escapes, masses, amusements and anecdotes about Eisenach’s geniusin this program that for several years has been leading and directing, without fanfare,a scholar named Sergio Pagn.
CINEMA, BY LUIS MARTNEZ
ANTOLGICA HONG SANG-SOO
We can’t think of a better way to get out of a quarantine than with the certainty of a discovery. And here,Korean Hong Sang-soo. Recently awarded as best director at the BerlinaleFilmin offers a unique opportunity to approach or return (depending on the degree of initiation) to one of the undisputed masters of contemporary cinema. In half a dozen movies, withOn the beach alone at nightAs a cnit, the viewer is invited to get lost in a peculiar gallery of mirrors. Hong Sang-soo’s charactersThey talk, drink soju and walk their existential questson the screen in a strange and magnetic choreography wherelife is both stage and reflection. Everything runs pending each of the accidents of a daily life claimed in its severity, inhis almost mystical inanity.And in its sacred ridiculousness perhaps.
Horror cinema, in general, is attributed a catharic power. It is there to ingratiate ourselves with the tranquility of our world. But,What happens when what is scary is what surrounds us? There is no healing power here. You have to sit down and sufferwith the absurd and inexplicable pleasure of a child’s nightmare. That gets the Jennifer Kent movie scheduled on Netflix: Cure Fear With Fearier. How to put out fire with fire. Can work.
Spike jonzeproposes an unreal drama (on Amazon):fall in love with a computer’s operating system.Just a moment. Unreal? Indeed, the complicated thing right now is to fix the divorce papers with any of the screens with which the virus has married us.
SERIES, BY LETICIA BLANCO
HBO ‘BLESSED PATIENCE’
Who can be happy with two children under the age of seven?Being a father is love, but also tiredness, anger and frustration.Breeders, released in Spain with the title ofBlessed patienceOn HBO, it’s a reflection of the grueling contradictions that parenting implies. It arose from the own experience of its protagonist, actor Martin Freeman, who has two young children.Ideal for finding some comfort and understanding on these high-intensity family days.
FILMIN. ” THE DURRELLS ‘
The fourth and last season of this series that rebuilds has just been releasedthe Durrells’ adventures in Corf,where the family moved in the 1930s after the father’s death. It is based onCorf Trilogastarted byMy family and other animalsBenjamin, the precocious Gerald, who ended up becoming one of the great naturalists of the 20th century.In Corf, in fact, he set up his first zoo, at home. His brother, Lawrence, was the one who took literary glory forAlejandra’s quartet. The series is a mixture of dreamy landscapes, Mediterranean light, well-meaning humor and the always attractiveBritish eccentric touch.
HBO ‘THE VISITOR’
The master of mysteryStephen Kingsituated his penultimate novel,The visitor,in a quiet little town in deep North America where a child is found murdered.All the clues point to the exemplary literature teacher and coach of the children’s league. On HBO you can see the applauded adaptation of this foray into the genre of King starringJason Bateman.
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