Luanco is the capitalparish of the municipality of Gozón, within the province of Asturias, in northern Spain. The population is 5,693. Luanco is an important tourism point. Well known are the historic buildings of Santa María church, the Torre del Reloj and the Palace of the Menéndez de la Pola family, as well as the beaches of Santa María and La Ribera. Aramar Balbín Legua Luanco Mazorra Moniello Peroño Santa Ana
32nd Goya Awards
The 32nd Goya Awards were presented at the Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel in Madrid on February 3, 2018 to honour the best in Spanish films of 2017. Joaquín Reyes and Ernesto Sevilla hosted the awards ceremony. Nominations were announced on 13 December 2017 by Bárbara Lennie. Giant received the most nominations followed by The Bookshop with twelve nominations; the Bookshop won Best Film, as well as Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, but Giant won the most awards, with ten awards, including Best Original Screenplay. Marisa Paredes The fashion designer David Delfín, who died on 3 June 2017, the actress Amparo Pacheco, who died on 27 April 2017, were not included in the In Memoriam section of the ceremony, protested by some of their relatives. Official site
Fernando Fernán Gómez
Fernando Fernández Gómez better known as Fernando Fernán-Gómez was a Spanish actor, film director, theater director and member of the Royal Spanish Academy for seven years. He was born in Argentina while his mother, Spanish actress Carola Fernán-Gómez, was making a tour in Latin America, he would use her surname for his stage name when he moved to Spain in 1924. After the Spanish Civil War he interrupted his studies to work in theater. In 1942 he began to act in movies but continued working on plays, he received awards for directing and writing. In the 1950s he began to direct movies, including the film of his novel, El viaje a ninguna parte, he received praise for his 1958 comedy La vida por delante, which led to a sequel, La vida alrededor. In 1977, he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 27th Berlin International Film Festival for his role in The Anchorite, he won the award again at the 35th Berlin International Film Festival in 1985 for his role in Stico. and the Honorary Golden Bear at the 55th Berlin International Film Festival in 2005.
Having been much in demand during the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s was a less active period for him, but towards the end of his life, he enjoyed something of a revival, featuring in three major projects: "Todo sobre mi madre", "Plenilunio", a starring role in the hit "La lengua de las mariposas". He married María Dolores Pradera in 1945, he married Emma Cohen in 2000. Fernando Fernán Gómez died in Madrid on 21 November 2007 from a heart failure; as he was a lifelong anarchist, his coffin was covered in a red anarchist flag. El Vendedor de Naranjas Madrid, Tebas, 1961. Madrid, Espasa-Calpe, 1986. El Viaje a Ninguna Parte Madrid, Debate, 1985. El Mal Amor Barcelona, Planeta. Historic novel. El Mar y El Tiempo Barcelona, Planeta, 1988. El Ascensor de Los Borrachos Madrid, Espasa-Calpe, 1993. La Cruz y el Lirio Dorado Madrid, Espasa-Calpe, 1998. Manicomio El mensaje El malvado Carabel La vida por delante La vida alrededor Sólo para hombres La venganza de Don Mendo Y el mundo sigue Los palomos El extraño viaje Ninette y un señor de Murcia |Ninette y un señor de Murcia Mayores con reparos Crimen imperfecto Cómo casarse en 7 días Yo la vi primero La querida Bruja, más que bruja Mi hija Hildegart Cinco tenedores Mambrú se fue a la guerra El viaje a ninguna parte El mar y el tiempo Fuera de juego Siete mil días juntos Pesadilla para un rico A Porta do Sol Lázaro de Tormes Las bicicletas son para el verano Café Gijón Fernando Fernán Gómez on IMDb Fernán Gómez: Writer, Movie-Maker, Anarchist
Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang
Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang is a 2013 Spanish adventure film directed by Oskar Santos. It is based on the comic book series Zipi y Zape, created by José Escobar SalienteThe film had its premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2013, it was well received at Festival de San Sebastián on 21 September 2013. The film had a theatrical release in Spain on October 4, 2013; the film screened at 2014 Sundance Film Festival, in newly introduced category Sundance Kids on January 18, 2014. A sequel, Zip & Zap and the Captain's Island, was released in 2016. Twin brothers Zip and Zap are sent to the summer school Hope, a re-education centre ran by strict Falconetti, who forbids all forms of recreation and entertainment; when Zip gets in trouble for disrupting a class, he is locked in the "Isolation Room" where he is told to think about what he has done. However, he finds a bag of marbles hidden in the room, forms the "Marble gang" with several other students in the school, who are Filo and Matilda, Falconetti's niece, do various pranks, such as vandalising the statue of Sebastian Hope, the school's founder, they always leave a single marble at their prank.
When Falconetti attempts to take down the vandalism, he accidentally breaks the part of the statue, revealing a map leading a path to hidden diamonds under the school. Zip and Zap steal the map from his office and follow the map's clues while they are pursued by Falconetti; the Marble Gang end up in a room full of toys, Zap considers that the "diamonds" in the map were just a reference to Sebastian Hope's diamonds - his toys. Falconetti finds them reveals that the school was a school of play and toys ran by Hope, until Falconetti bought over the school and transformed it to please his father. Falconetti locks them in the room of toys, but Micro notices a machine where they insert several toys they picked up while exploring the school. Music starts playing around the school and the students and teachers discover it is coming from the statue of Hope; the underground room Zip and Zap were locked in starts spiralling up into the main garden in front of the school, where all the students and teachers are gathered.
The other students start cheering on the Marble Gang, another teacher punches Falconetti and tells the other teachers to lock Falconetti until the police arrives. The movie ends with Zap recollecting how "we never found the diamonds, but it was the best summer we had," and the 5 members of the Marble Gang all holding their last marble together, than tossing it into the air; the diamonds are revealed to have been hidden in the marble. Raúl Rivas as Zipi Daniel Cerezo as Zape Javier Gutiérrez as Falconetti Claudia Vega as Matilde Fran García as Filo Marcos Ruiz as Micro Christian Mulas as Heidi Aníbal Tártalo as Piojo Alberto López as PeloCohete Javier Cifrián as GriGrillo Álex Angulo as Sebastián Esperanza Juan González as Flipao Joseba Apaolaza as Padre Falconetti Iñake Irastorza as Bibliotecaria Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang received positive reviews from critics. Jonathan Holland in his review for The Hollywood Reporter said that "A slice of wholesome, family-friendly entertainment whose main interest lies in its lavish spectacular visuals."
Jaime Winston of Salt Lake magazine, praised the film by saying that "The dialogue's witty, the special effects are seamless and the story is pretty smart." Matthew Blevins in his review for Next Projection said that "Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang will entrance kids and speak to their intrinsic rebelliousness with its charms and message to never underestimate the value of fun if reactionary parents and cruel taskmasters have forgotten the best parts of youth." Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang on IMDb Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang at Rotten Tomatoes
Icíar Bollaín Pérez-Mínguez is a Spanish actress and screenwriter. Icíar Bollaín Pérez-Mínguez was born in 1967 as one of twin girls in Madrid to a father, an aeronautical engineer and a mother, a music teacher, she grew up in a liberal household. Icíar and her twin sister Marina showed an early interest in the arts. At the age of sixteen, Icíar was cast in Víctor Erice's El Sur. Since Icíar Bollaín has acted in fourteen films. At age 18, with her twin sister Marina, she was cast by their uncle Juan Sebastián Bollaín in two films: Las dos orillas. Icíar Bollaín took roles in films directed by Felipe Vega, Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón and José Luis Borau, her red hair was what led Ken Loach to choose her for his film and Freedom, about the Spanish Civil War. Her experience working with Loach led her to write the book: Ken Loach: un observador solitario. Bollain at age 23 formed a production company which she named La Iguana, made two short films: Baja Corazón and Los Amigos del muerto. With support from Fernando Colomo, she made her first feature film as director: Hola, ¿estás sola?, a story about two young girls who dream of finding an earthly paradise and undertake a long trip towards the sea.
Her second feature film was Flores de otro mundo. It is the story of three women, her film Te Doy Mis Ojos won seven Goya Awards, including Best Director. Starring Luis Tosar and Laia Marull, the movie is about a man's abuse of his wife during their marriage, their struggles to change the pattern of their lives, her 2010 film Even the Rain was selected as the Spanish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. In January 2011, the film made the final nine shortlist. A film within a film, it is set in the Bolivian highlands in 2000. A Spanish film company's work on Columbus' arrival in the New World gets caught up in local violence related to current exploitation of peasants, it stars Gael García Bernal as Luis Tosar as the film producer. Carlos Aduviri, an Aymara who plays a native leader in the "film," takes the lead in organizing a resistance to water privatization. Bollaín has won other awards for script-writing, as well as for directing; this movie can be seen as a means of instruction for foreign students.
It shows several key aspects of both the history of Spain and the socio-cultural evolution of the country. It tells the story of three women, from Cuba, from the Dominican Republic and Marirrosi, from Bilbao, they have several existential concerns regarding their future. These problems are similar to those suffered by three young men from Santa Eulalia, a village from the Province of Guadalajara, an unimportant small town without marriageable women. Damian and Carmelo come into contact with the three women at a party organized by single people of the village. There they got to know each other and this gives place to a bittersweet story; this cinematographic work is useful from an academic point of view, not only for its historical value, but because it is presented as an open window that allows the viewer to take the place of the characters, suffering with them the same surprises and impressions, since the point of arrival of the women to Santa Eulalia. Other essential aspects of the film are that it offers the opportunity to understand one of the main points of the novel: the problems of the Spanish countryside.
At the same time, Icíar Bollaín preserves the classic stereotypes of the typical Spanish town, where the bar is the most important forum for meetings and ideological defenses. But Bollaín doesn't leave behind the important issue of the leading sexism of the time, she is concerned to mitigate it by introducing characters like Doña Gregoria, the mother of one of the young men and the reflection of the rural matriarchy. Foreignness is another key point in this story. At the beginning of the film, with the arrival of the three women to the village, the feeling of strangeness and rejection towards the foreigners appears; however it starts disappearing with the development of loving relationships between them and the young men of Santa Eulalia. This is a clear solution to the problem of foreignness. Icíar Bollaín doesn't present a problem without the corresponding solution, introducing an integrative ideology that breaks with cultural and racial barriers, another important pillar of the film, a recognized pedagogical intention.
Bollaín sets the film during the Spanish property bubble to reflect the issues and consequences that today directly affect Spanish society. Flowers from Another World analyses not only the racial issue but the role of women at that time; this can be compared to other similar cases in which women start a movement for social integration, as in the case of the Mexican immigrant women in the United States. Everything is portrayed through the figures of the three women; this film is characterized for introducing a new element: the Painting. The use of pictorial art enriches the staging and the story itself, analyzing the narrative function that the works of this style can have within the Cinematography. While the painting does not carry a major rol
La Vanguardia is a Spanish daily newspaper, founded in 1881. It is printed in Spanish and, since 3 May 2011 in Catalan, it is Catalonia's leading newspaper. La Vanguardia, despite being distributed in Catalonia, has Spain's fourth-highest circulation among general-interest newspapers, trailing only the three main Madrid dailies – El País, El Mundo and ABC, all of which are national newspapers with offices and local editions throughout the country, its editorial line leans to the centre of politics and is moderate in its opinions, although under Franco it followed Francoist ideology and to this day has Catholic sensibilities and strong ties to the Spanish nobility through the Godó family. La Vanguardia's newspaper history began in Barcelona on 1 February 1881 when two businessmen from Igualada and Bartolomé Godó, first published the paper, it was defined as a Diario político de avisos y notícias, intended as a means of communication for a faction of the Liberal Party that wanted to gain control over the Barcelona city council.
On 31 December 1887, the paper published its last edition as a party organ, the next day, 1 January 1888, the first day of the Universal Exposition of Barcelona, it presented a new, politically independent format with morning and afternoon editions. It is one of the oldest papers in Spain, is the only Catalan newspaper that has survived all the Spanish regime changes, from the restoration of Alfonso XII to the 21st century. La Vanguardia is part of the Grupo Godó. Carlos Godó Valls took over the business in 1931, his death was one year after the death of his wife, Montserrat Muntañola Trinxet, succeeding as President his son Javier Godó Muntañola in 1987. From 1939 to 1978 its title included the word Española in order to better accommodate the new state ideology; the paper was one of two major dailies in Spain during the Franco regime together with ABC. In the late 1970s and 1980s La Vanguardia had close connections with Union alliance. In 1987 La Vanguardia received the second largest amount of state aid.
La Vanguardia was published in berliner format until 2 October 2007 when it began to use tabloid format. The daily was awarded the World's Best Designed Newspaper for 1994 by the Society for News Design; the circulation of La Vanguardia was 221,451 copies in February 1970 and 218,390 copies in February 1975. Five years the circulation of the paper was 188,555 copies in February 1980. In 1993 La Vanguardia had a circulation of 208,029 copies, making it the fifth best selling newspaper in Spain. In 1994 it was the fourth best selling newspaper in the country with a circulation of 207,112 copies. La Vanguardia had a circulation of 205,000 copies in 2001, its circulation was 203,000 copies in 2003. Between June 2006 and July 2007 the daily had a circulation of 209,735 copies; the 2008 circulation of the paper was 213,413 copies. It was 196,824 copies in 2011; the newspaper prints daily in two parallel editions, one in Spanish and, since 3 May 2011, another one in Catalan. The Spanish name La Vanguardia is used for both editions.
Before the birth of the Catalan edition, letters to the editor submitted in Catalan were always left untranslated. John Carlin Julià Guillamon Quim Monzó Fernando Krahn Pedro Madueño Sergi Pàmies Pilar Rahola Xavier Sala-i-Martin Gaziel Merrill, John C. and Harold A. Fisher; the world's great dailies: profiles of fifty newspapers pp 334–37 La Vanguardia newspaper website
ABC is a Spanish national daily newspaper. It is the third largest general-interest newspaper in Spain, the oldest newspaper still operating in Madrid. ABC is referred to as a newspaper of record of Spain, along with El País and El Mundo. ABC was first published in Madrid on 1 January 1903 by Torcuato Luca de Tena y Álvarez-Ossorio; the founding publishing house was Prensa Española, led by the founder of the paper, Luca de Tena. The paper started as a weekly newspaper, turning daily in June 1905. In 1928 ABC had one for Madrid and the other for Sevilla; the latter was named ABC de Sevilla. On 20 July 1936, shortly after the Spanish Civil War began, ABC in Madrid was seized by the republican government, which changed the paper's politics to support the Republicans; the same year a magazine, became its supplement. A separate ABC printed in Seville supported the Nationalists. In 1939 ABC in Madrid was given back by Francisco Franco. During this period the paper was one of two major dailies in the country together with La Vanguardia.
In the 1990s the publisher of ABC was Editorial Española. The paper moved from its historic landmark offices in Madrid by Paseo de la Castellana, which are now a shopping mall; the paper is part of Grupo Vocento, which owns El Correo Español, El Diario Vasco, La Verdad and Las Provincias, among the others. In the late 1970s and 1980s ABC had close connections with first Popular Alliance and Popular Party. On 25 September 2009, ABC made its complete archives, dating back to 1903, available online, giving modern readers a chance to see contemporaneous news about the Spanish Civil War or Francisco Franco's death. ABC publishes in compact-sized stapled sheets, noticeably smaller than the loose tabloid format favoured by most Spanish dailies, including El País and El Mundo, its cover distinctively features a full-size picture. ABC is known for supporting conservative political views and defending the Spanish monarchy; the paper has a right-wing stance. Its director since 1983, Luis María Ansón, left the paper in 1997 to found another daily, La Razón, which catered to more conservative readers.
It was noted in its heavy use of photography, the front page is a large photo taking up to one third of the area. It has been recognized for its coverage of Spanish culture and arts. In February 1970 ABC had a circulation of 212,536 copies, it was 178,979 copies in February 1975, 171,382 copies in 1976, 145,162 copies in 1977 and 126,952 copies in 1978. The circulation of the paper was 135,380 copies in February 1980; the 1993 circulation of ABC was 334,317 copies, making it the second best selling newspaper in Spain. In 1994 it was again the second best selling newspaper in the country with a circulation of 321,571 copies. In the period of 1995–1996 the paper had a circulation of 321,573 copies, making again it the second best-selling paper in the country; the circulation of ABC was 292,000 copies in 2001 and 262,874 copies in 2002. The paper had a circulation of 263,000 copies in 2003, being the fourth best-selling newspaper in the country. Based on the findings of the European Business Readership Survey ABC had 5,685 readers per issue in 2006.
Between June 2006 and July 2007 the daily had a circulation of 230,422 copies. The 2008 circulation of the paper was 228,258 copies, it was 243,154 copies between July 2010 and June 2011. Merrill, John C. and Harold A. Fisher; the world's great dailies: profiles of fifty newspapers pp 33–36 ABC.es – official online version of ABC The ABC – Article in English discussing ABC