100 years of Fernando Fernán Gómez: cinema, theater and books

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-Berla

100 years of Fernando Fernán Gómez: cinema, theater and books

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.

The tribute goes on home. The Flixolé Platform has scheduled six titles from Fernán-Gomez, including its great works as director: the world follows, the strange journey, the trip nowhere ... the work of him as actor is also well represented: the last horse, from Edgar Neville; The hive spiler, by Víctor Erice; The Anacorete of Juan Estelrich; The tongue of the butterflies of José Luis Rope ... La Cuta is a vampire for two, by Pedro Lazaga, a comedy until now was lost in the digital world. Flixolé has also arranged a kind of curiosity gallery on Fernán Gómez exhibited online: censored images, personal papers ... Also the TCM channel will issue seven Fernán Gómez movies today, from the world goes on to witch, more than witch, with special Interest in Fernando's chair, the Bio-Documentary who directed Luis Alegre and David Trueba.

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

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