The secret camera of images: Nits blanques, a cinematographic essay

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Roc Boronat, 138, Barcelona
Fri 14 Oct · 18:00 - 19:30
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The history of cinema is full of literature. Hundreds or thousands of books have been brought, as they say, to the screen. But the experience of the viewer has not been placed at the centre of this process. The task of translating the stories and ideas read into images and sounds, the possibility of studying how the spontaneous mental theatre of each reader might be configured, are rather minority objectives, despite their formidable interest and their vital everyday life among citizens who read books and go to the cinema.

With regard to a new edition of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's White Nights, a novel in which an apparently conventional love story is described through a very peculiar nocturnal urban landscape, in St. Petersburg at the end of spring, Carles Torres has directed a cinematographic experiment in which he makes unusual ideas precipitate in atmospheres, music and perceptions that respond to an extraordinarily faithful reading of the book and in images that, instead of spoiling the reading imagination, illuminate it. The theatre of this narrative is the city. It is also a silent and majestic protagonist that accompanies the lovers' reverie.

The director of Nits blanques, a visual essay, will talk about film and literature with Tamara Djermanovic and Manel Jiménez with the aim of inviting all those attending to the debate after the screening of the work.

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