The commemoration of the centenary of Fernando Fernán Gómez (Lima, 1821-Madrid, 2007) started yesterday in Madrid with a scene that looks like Luis García-Berlanga: Minister Iceta restored the son of the actor, filmmaker and writer the great cross of the Order Civil of Alfonso X The wise man who was granted him posthumously in 2007, who was lost is not known how and that appeared in the archive in the National Filmoteca, no idea why. These things happen sometimes.
The celebration of the memory of Fernán Gómez has already started this summer in the bookstores: Yellow time, Fernán Gómez's memoir, has returned to the shop windows in his edition of Captain Swing. The world will do it follows, the novel of the almost lost Juan Antonio Zunzunegui, inspiration of the film of the same title who directed Fernando Fernán Gómez in 1963.
More public events? We will have to wait until September. The next month, the San Sebastián Film Festival will rescue in its section Klasikoak will show Manicomio (1953), an adaptation of four stories of Poe, Kuprin, Andreiev and Gómez de la Serna that Fernando Fernán-Gómez co-directed with Luis Miguel Slim. It was the first film he directed and has been, until now, a piece of museum. In addition, the festival will also project a happy couple, a tribute to also centenary Luis García-Berlanga in which Fernán Gómez acts.
And there will be theater. The City of Madrid has scheduled at the Cultural Center that bears the name of the actor a theatrical adaptation of the trip to nowhere, re-written by Ignacio del Morale, directed by Ramón Barea and with Patxo Telleria, Mikel Losada and Itziar Lazkano El in distribution. The assembly is a co-production of the Arriaga Theater of Bilbao and the Fernán Gómez Theater and will debut on September 23.
Later, the same center will premiere the son of the comics, a partial adaptation of yellow time to the theater. José Sacristán will direct and interpret the work, which will also peel out other actors linked to Fernán Gómez. During the autumn there will also be a round table and a cinema cycle with the best films of it.Updated Date: 04 September 2021, 15:45