Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia presided over the opening ceremony of the exhibition “Berlanguiano. Luis García Berlanga (1921-2021) ” dedicated to Luis García Berlanga, commemorating the centenary of his birth at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid.
Curated by Esperanza G. Claver and structured in modules, the exhibition identifies the evolution of the cinematographic trajectory of the filmmaker and bring together more than 170 photographs from different archives and public and private photographic collections –Regional Archive of the Community of Madrid, Spanish Film Library, Margaret Herrick Library (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science), EFE Agency, ABC Archive, Salamanca Historical Memory Documentary Center.
Luis García Berlanga was a Spanish film director and screenwriter. He began his studies in Valencia in1928, although in 1929 his family sent him and his brother Fernando (due to lung disease) to the Beausoleil hospital school in Switzerland. Towards 1943 he began to take an interest in poetry and cinema and started to write a screenplay entitled ‘Cajón de perro’, together with his first cinematographic reviews.
The exhibition features original sketches of Bridegroom in Sight, The Executioner, and Welcome, Mister Marshall !; the original posters of The National Shotgun and National Heritage, and the reproduction of Nacional III; the filming plan of National Heritage; the Welcome … press book that was presented at the 1953 Cannes Film Festival; script excerpts with your annotations; the librettos for the two versions prior to La vaquilla, Los Amateurs and Tierra de Nadie, which he wrote hand in hand with Azcona; drawings of sets and scenographies of his feature films; the Goya, who received Best Direction for All in jail; and the manifesto letter he wrote in 52 on the importance of training at the Institute for Cinematographic Research and Experiences (IIEC) published in the first issue of the International Film Review.
Berlanga joined the ‘Instituto de Investigaciones y Experiencias Cinematográficas’ (IIEC) (Institute of Cinematographic Research and Experiences) in 1947. During his second year at the institute, he filmed a short entitled ‘Paseo por una guerra antigua’. This exhibition reflects moments of Spanish life portrayed by mythical national and international photographers who looked at and interpreted that autochthonous reality at the time. “Berlanguiano. Luis García Berlanga (1921-2021) ”is the title of the Film Academy exhibition, at the headquarters of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts, where it will remain until September 5.
Promoted by the Film Academy, the exhibition presents the filmmaker as one of the most significant authors of 20th-century Spanish culture, and shows the creator of unforgettable stories and characters through his films; of his presence in the first film school in Spain, where he studied; photographs of his shootings; snapshots of the author; scripts; sketches; librettos that did not materialize; and audiovisual installations, among other elements.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia toured the exhibition and also met with the family members of Luis García Berlanga.
For the day, Queen Letizia was looking elegant in a pink Hugo Boss Dellisi Maxi Dress. The silk georgette lightweight maxi-length dress is part of the label’s boho-inspired collection.
It features an open neckline, long sleeves with buttoned cuffs, ruched detailing and a voluminous skirt. A cord belt trimmed with signature hardware adds definition to the waistline.
Letizia teamed up the dress with her Fuchsia Carolina Herrera Slingback Croc-Effect Pumps that she debuted in 2019 during a Cuba visit.
Queen finished her look with bezel stud earrings and
Karen Hallam signature ring.