[Friday 3. 19:00 Teatro Salón Cervantes].
Opening Gala: Elisa Victoria, Santiago Lorenzo and Pedro Almodóvar.
Free admission until full capacity is reached. Tickets may be picked up on the day of the session.
In an edition dedicated to books, we transform our opening into a small literary festival, with the presence of two of the most followed writers of the moment, Elisa Victoria and Santiago Lorenzo.
and Santiago Lorenzo. The former has just published Otaberra, a post-punk novel about the power of image and memory, with strong echoes of Zulueta, and participates in ALCINE as a member of the National Jury; the latter, an old acquaintance of the festival in his time as a filmmaker, is the protagonist of this year's ALCINE exhibition, which precisely traces the path from those years to his success with novels such as Los asquerosos or the more recent Tostonazo. These back and forth paths between cinema and writing will be led by writer and journalist Eduardo Bravo.
As a culmination, we fight the fear of the blank screen with the presence of our most international director, Pedro Almodóvar, who never fails to share with us his love for short films. With his book of short stories The Last Dream still recently on the shelves, his other project for 2023 was Strange Way of Life, a western in pure technicolor with two of the biggest stars in Hollywood at the moment, Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal.