film series at #ICDublin
Un ABCdario del cine Ñ is a cinema season that takes us on a journey through Spanish cinema, from its inception to more recent productions, at the hands of directors that may be described as young, mythical, exceptional and internationally renowned.
You can enjoy the best of Spanish comedies, drama, animation and documentaries.
It is a cinema season that ensures a complete representation of Spanish cinema through the work of Spanish directors.
03/11/2010 to 15/12/2010
7 pm. Café Literario.
Instituto Cervantes in Dublin
One of the great attractions of learning a foreign language – especially one your parents don’t speak – is that feeling of a door opening onto secret territory.
Suddenly the hours spent poring over grammar books and verb tables yield their reward: here is a new world of landscapes, characters, sights and sounds one need not share with immediate family and friends.
I have a bad memory for fiction, but the first Spanish novels I read, at about fifteen, have stayed with me better than English novels read at the same time. Thanks to those books, I travelled to Spain long before actually setting foot on Spanish soil.
Based on the true account of Spanish Armada Captain Francisco De Cuéllar. After a terrible storm in 1588, Captain Francisco De Cuellar of the Spanish Armada is washed ashore on Streedagh beach in Sligo. This is the story of his incredible Irish Odyssey.
Un lugar lleno de estudiantes que buscan mejorar su inglés, y de extranjeros que buscan empleo en un país, hasta hace poco, emigrante.
Por sus calles nos guían seis compatriotas. Ellos nos invitan a conocer el ambiente juvenil, la fiesta, la música y la gastronomía.
Levantemos nuestra pinta porque nos vamos a Dublín.
The contemporary documentary cycle “Transcultural: through the eyes of others” brings together a series of films which tackle the migratory convergence taking place in today’s Spain.
The four documentaries in this selection have been made by independent production companies, and each one visibly attempts to a give new perspective on the meeting of cultures, highlighting both problems and solutions.
The common thread in these productions is the need to discuss issues which are right up to the minute, and to shed light on the tensions and assimilations inherent in the collision of cultures.
The documentaries in this cycle propose answers to the age-old problem of identity, and, in clear terms, set out to lay the foundations for a better future in which we can all integrate through dialogue.
I recall a day in 1968 which was exceptional only in that two interesting events happened in the space of a few hours which were otherwise repeated separately several times. At 4pm or thereabouts I recall receiving in my small flat, with junior colleagues from the British, French, Italian and German embassies, Felipe González, then a young clandestine trade union organiser. He briefed us on his political views and plans and disappeared into the streets, where he was “on the run”…
by Michael Lillis
The latest additions to the library catalogue can be consulted as usual on-line.
Click ÚLTIMAS ADQUISICIONES, then select “Dublin”, and choose the time period, for example, the past 15 days, the past month, or the past 3 months.
Trinity College is home to an excellent collection of modern art – and even lets students borrow works for their rooms. This year, it’s showing them to the public and celebrating the scientist who started this cultural treasure trove, writes AIDAN DUNNE
Mario Vargas Llosa: Five essential novels
Wondering where to start with the new Nobel laureate? Here are five highlights
Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel prize for literature.
Congratulations Mario and thank you for your novels!
Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa has won the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature.
The awarding committee said Vargas Llosa received the award “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt and defeat”.
The prize of 10 million Swedish krona (€1.07 million) was the fourth of this year’s Nobel prizes, following awards for medicine on Monday, physics on Tuesday and chemistry yesterday.
Cited by the Swedish Academy for “his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt and defeat”, the 10m SEK (£1m) award crowns a literary career that was launched in 1963 with his novel The Time of the Hero, and includes further books such as Conversation in the Cathedral (1969), Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (1977) and The Feast of the Goat (2000).
The Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, whose deeply political work vividly examines the perils of power and corruption in Latin America, won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday.
“Did the Irish come from Spain?” is the title of an article by John Carey which focuses on the myth of the Milesians, the descendents of Mil Espáine, who according to Irish mythology arrived in Ireland from Galicia.
Whether fact or fiction, what is true is that Spain and Ireland have maintained a series of connections throughout the ages, about which little is known today.
This month the library invites you to explore the origins of these connections dating back thousands of years.
Come and discover the traces of the Celtic civilisations which shaped the evolution of both countries, and in doing so, understand a little bit better who we are today.
Granta’s Best Young Novelists issues have been some of the magazine’s most important – ever since the first ‘Best of Young British Novelists’ in 1983, which featured stories by Salman Rushdie, A. N. Wilson, Adam Mars-Jones and Martin Amis.
There have since been two more Best of Young British Novelists lists, in 1993 and 2003, and lists for American novelists in 1996 and 2007. The titles have become milestones on the literary landscape, predicting talent as much as spotting it.
Desde abril de 2009, ahora hace un año, se puede acceder en Internet de forma gratuita y en varias lenguas a la “Biblioteca digital mundial”. El proyecto cuenta con el apoyo de la UNESCO y pone a disposición de todos importantes materiales fundamentales de culturas de todo el mundo. Se puede navegar en árabe, chino, español, francés, inglés, portugués y ruso y seleccionar entre más de 1.200 documentos digitalizados por 32 instituciones entre las que se encuentran las Bibliotecas Nacionales de países como China, Israel, Rusia, Francia o Chile. Destaca entre todas la aportación de la biblioteca del Congreso de los EEUU con 553 documentos.
Cada documento viene acompañado por una descripción del contenido e información sobre el autor, la fecha de creación, el lugar, el tema y las características físicas. Hay mapas, fotografías, películas, manuscritos, libros, grabados y grabaciones sonoras que rastrean hechos ocurridos desde el 8.000 antes de Cristo hasta el presente.
El MUVA (Museo Virtual de Arte) El País es una iniciativa de la crítica de arte Alicia Haber apoyada por el periódico uruguayo El País. El primer proyecto de este museo virtual fue lanzado en 1997, concebido, diseñado y ejectuado por uruguayos. En sus salas, consagradas a la creación contemporánea uruguaya, se exhiben obras provenientes de colecciones privadas difíciles de ver en otro sitio. La visita virtual del museo permite un recorrido de 360 grados y una vista detallada de las obras, que presentan además distintos vínculos con información multimedia sobre la obra en cuestión y el artista.
El museo, premiado como uno de los mejores sitios web de Uruguay, merece una visita.