25+1. Goya Awards (1987-2012)
Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), the Fundación Kutxa and the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España organise, with the collaboration of the San Sebastian Festival, the exhibition “25+1. Premios Goya Sariak” (1987-2012), a look at the history of Spanish film which will be open to visitors from September 21st to December 9th at the kubo-kutxa gallery.
The exhibit, curated by Asier Mensuro, is articulated around winners of the Goya award for best film. It is organised into 26 spaces dedicated to each of the films where scenographic recreations or evocations invite visitors to participate in iconic scenes from recent Spanish films. Each recreation is complemented with a variety of original materials from the films, photographs of the filming process, sketches by the art directors, screenplays, storyboards, figurines, wardrobe items, props, audiovisual presentations, posters, models, etc.
The exhibition will take visitors on an emotional voyage in time, a tour condensing the evolution of the enormously varied Spanish film world during this period, where we will find directors, actors and technicians who had already made a name for themselves when the Goya awards were born, like Luis García Berlanga, Carlos Saura, Fernando Fernán Gómez and Gil Parrondo, and those who have become new figures in the last 26 years, like Alejandro Amenábar, Icíar Bollaín, Penélope Cruz and Alberto Iglesias. We will find the typical genres of our cinema, like history and comedy, alongside others largely unexplored until then by Spanish film, such as fantasy and horror or thriller, genres that achieved recognition in these years. We will witness the internationalisation of our cinema thanks to authors like Pedro Almodóvar, Fernando Trueba and Isabel Coixet.
To accompany the exhibit, supported by Canon, a catalogue has been published containing the posters of the 26 prizewinning films. Added to this, Kutxa will screen several of these titles in October.
A number of educational activities have also been designed for schools, and every Saturday from 12:00 to 13:30 family workshops will be organised for children between the ages of 5 and 11, for which prior registration is required. There will be a guided tour of the exhibition on the first Saturday of every month, at 19:00.