ES.CINE 2013 presents a retrospective of director Bigas Luna

The Spanish film festival will showcase 4 of its most important features

Bigas Luna

Bigas Luna

The Spanish film festival ES.CINE in its fifth edition, which will be held in Mexico City from July 5 to 11, paying tribute to famed director Bigas Luna, who is an unavoidable reference of Spanish cinema by directing more than 15 films, most of them with his unique erotically charged style, often related to food, whereby confessed to feeling a passion.

Besides getting multiple awards around the world for his remarkable leadership, Luna discovered great actors like Ariadna Gil, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Veronica Echegui or Jordi Molla, and worked with famous foreign actors the likes of Dennis Hopper, Anita Ekberg, Peter Coyote and Benicio del Toro.

Luna died on April 6 a cancer victim and in the process left his last feature film based on the novel “Mecanuscrit del segon origen” by Manuel de Pedroso, which tells the story of a teenager and a child after the massive destruction of humanity of the earth.

Therefore, in this edition ES.CINE pays posthumous tribute where will exhibit 4 of its most important features: Las edades de Lulu (1990), based on the novel by Almudena Grandes; Jamón, jamón (1992) starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, and that is certainly his best known film internationally; Huevos de oro (1993) won the special Jury Prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival, and to conclude the retrospective; La teta y la luna (1994) , spoken in Catalan and which received the award for best Screenplay at the Venice Film Festival.

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