Cervantes contra Lope at Festival des Créations Télévisuelles in Luchon

The TV movie Cervantes contra Lope, a Minoria Absoluta and Onza Entertainment production for TVE, is an entry in the Spanish section of the Festival des Créations Télévisuelles de Luchon being held in Bagnères-de-Luchon from 1 to 5 February 2017. 

Cervantes contra Lope is a TV movie portraying the confrontation at the beginning of the 17th century between two famous names from European literature, Miguel de Cervantes (Emilio Gutiérrez Caba) and Félix Lope de Vega (Jose Coronado). The subject is treated as a documentary. A TV crew from the 21st century is sent to Madrid in 1614 to interview Cervantes, Lope and others from their circle.  The Quijote de Avellaneda has just been published and a full-scale quarrel has broken out between the two literary geniuses. The documentary looks at the intrigue surrounding the identity of Avellaneda, while showing Cervantes and Lope as two brilliant individuals plagued with self-doubt and feelings of failure.

While he is attending the Luchon festival, Francesc Escribano, General Manager of Minoria Absoluta and executive producer of this TV movie, will take the opportunity to introduce a new production: Pau. A tv movie produced jointly with Slot Machine, Pau tells the story of the musician Pau Casals during his life in exile in the French town of Prades. Clips from the film, to be broadcast by TV3, will be shown at the festival.

España en dos trincheras: la Guerra Civil en Color, presented at Valladolid

Veo Televisión and Minoria Absoluta in collaboration with DMAX present España en dos trincheras, la Guerra Civil en color, a feature-length documentary in which, for the first time in Spain, original archive material from the Spanish Civil War has been digitalised to 4K and coloured to create a unique work that shows the Civil War as never seen before: in colour.

A team of over 50 people has worked for a year and a half, under the direction of Francesc Ecribano and Luis Carrizo to produce an audiovisual work that relates, in an objective manner, one of the darkest periods of contemporary Spanish history.

The film was made possible by a laborious process of selection, digitalisation and colourising of the more than 450 films surviving from the Spanish Civil War.

The feature-length documentary is to be screened at the Valladolid International Film Festival – Seminci.