'Isaki Lacuesta: The Artist’s Ruse'
The prestigious film program of the National Gallery of Art features a full series of the Catalan filmmaker Isaki Lacuesta.
The well-crafted cinema of Catalan filmmaker Isaki Lacuesta (born in 1975) is a smooth blend of fiction, essay, allegory, documentary, compilation, even dramatic reenactment. Now building a reputation in Europe —in 2009 and 2011 he won the major award at the San Sebastián Film Festival— Lacuesta is a visual adventurer who seeks subjects that others would find daunting: a dadaist poet boxer, an ex–Argentine revolutionary, and a famous Spanish double agent are among his projects. Eschewing formal scripts, Lacuesta classifies his work as cine escrito (written cinema) and cine no escrito (unwritten cinema).
I always look, in an intuitive way, for a surprise, the director says.
- Garbo the Spy
- On February 3rd at 4:30 pm.
- Dir: Edmon Roch. 2008, 35 mm, English, Spanish, Catalan with subtitles, 88 minutes.
- Cravan vs. Cravan
- On February 10th at 4:30 pm.
- 2002, 35 mm, Spanish, Catalan, French with subtitles, 100 minutes.
- All Night Long
- On February 17th at 4:30 pm.
- 2010, 35 mm, Spanish with subtitles, 80 minutes.
- Los Condenados (The Condemned)
- On February 23rd at 2 pm.
- 2009, 35 mm, Spanish with subtitles, 94 minutes.
- The Legend of Time (La Leyenda del tiempo)
- On February 23rd at 4 pm.
- 2006, 35 mm, Spanish with subtitles, 109 minutes.
- The Clay Diaries (El Cuaderno de barro)
- On February 24 at 4:30 pm.
- 2011, HD-Cam, Bambara and French with subtitles, 60 minutes.
- The Double Steps (Los Pasos dobles)
- On February 24 at 5:30 pm.
- 2011, HD-Cam, Bambara and French with subtitles, 87 minutes.
View the full film series. Film programs are free of charge but seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
- Washington, D.C.
- Feb 3, 2013 – Feb 24, 2013
National Gallery of Art, East Building, 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20565View on Google Maps
Organized by the Film Department of the National Gallery of Art, with the support of the Institut Ramon Llull and the Embassy of Spain. the Spain-USA Foundation and the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA).
Photo: ‘La Leyenda del Tiempo. Courtesy of Mallerich Films-Paco Poch.