A screening of the whole text of the play by Joan Brossa, El sol con cara with a dramatized reading by Lina Lambert (voice) and Eva Maria in sign language. This representation took place in Barcelona on February 26, 2003 in the Convent of Sant Agustí as part of the Brossa viu event organized by the Espai Brossa and the SGAE within the framework of La presència forta: 5 anys Espai Brossa (A Strong Presence: 5 years of Espai Brossa). Included at the end of the short Joan Brossa is interviewed by Pere Portabella in 1991.
Since the 1960s, Portabella always maintained a political commitment with all those movements against the Franco dictatorship that supported individual and collective democratic liberties.
In 1977, he was elected Senator in the first democratic elections and he participated in the writing of the present day Spanish Constitution. In 1999, was honoured with the Creu de Sant Jordi, the highest recognition that a person can receive from the institutions of the Generalitat de Catalunya. He has presided over the Fundación Alternativas since 2001.
As a filmmaker Pere Portabella has been a relevant presence in the Spanish film world for the last fifty years. With Films 59, his production company, he fostered some of the most emblematic films in the history of Spanish cinema. Los Golfos by Carlos Saura (1959), El Cochecito by Marco Ferreri (1960) and Viridiana by Luis Buñuel (1961). He directs his own creations combining a heritage of avant-garde culture with breakaway forms of… read more