An exhibition recalls the links with the Asian country of the filmmaker awarded with the Espiga de Honor at the 54th Seminci.
Carlos Saura certified his long idyll with the Seminci when just two years ago he presented El rey de todo el mundo at the festival. The Semana had paid him an extensive tribute in 2009 with a cycle that exhibited all his films from 1954 to 2007 in what was the first comprehensive retrospective dedicated to the author, the publication of the book Un joven llamado Saura, by Diego Galán, the awarding of the Espiga de Honor and an exhibition of his graphic work. Eight months after his death, the reference point of Spanish cinema will have a special remembrance in the program: an exhibition that bears witness to his passion for everything he did, for cinema, for photography, for dance, for India.
Curated by his daughter Anna Saura and the director of Casa de la India in Valladolid, Guillermo Rodríguez, and with editing by Ramón Isidoro, the exhibition will be shown for the first time in Spain -starting October 20- on the occasion of the 68th Seminci, specifically in the Municipal Exhibition Hall of the San Benito Tourist Office.
"Carlos Saura's Flamenco India", co-produced by Casa de la India and the Cervantes Institute, brings together Carlos Saura's passion for India and the connections of his work with that country. The exhibition is made up of audiovisual images and unpublished photographs taken by himself, sketches, drawings, letters and notes taken on his travels, as well as testimonies of the creative process of his show Flamenco- India, which saw the light of day in 2015.