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Photo of Joan Brossa
Photo of Joan Brossa

Joan Brossa

“My objects reach out for analogy and visual metaphor. So that if words are things, with the language of things one can also create metaphors.”

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    VAMPIR

    Pere Portabella Spain, 1971

    Pere Portabella—master of the avant-garde, politician, and all-around renaissance man, made this mysterious film; which follows Christopher Lee. Shot on the fly in between scenes in the crevices of another films shoot, Vampir is an evocative investigation into narrative, myth, and Spanish cinema.

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    NOCTURNO 29

    Pere Portabella Spain, 1968

    Starkly shot in black-and-white, Nocturno 29 is the moody debut from renaissance man Pere Portabella (experimental filmmaker, senator, intellectual and producer of Buñuel’s Viridiana!). His fragmentary ’68 masterpiece stars Lucia Bosé and was co-scripted by the great poet Joan Brossa.

    UMBRACLE

    Pere Portabella Spain, 1972

    Experimental Catalan director Pere Portabella is highly praised—vividly by Jonathan Rosenbaum—yet under-known, and it’s films like this poetic, fragmentary attack on Franco’s “official Spain” which make him essential. An avant-garde firebomb starring, believe it or not, Christopher Lee!

    DON’T COUNT ON YOUR FINGERS

    Pere Portabella Spain, 1968

    Pere Portabella is considered an essential figure in the cultural history of Spain, whose avant-garde style has earned him global recognition. With this first short film, Portabella repurposes the language of advertising to critique Franco’s regime, using the words of Catalan poet Joan Brossa.

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