Vera & Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
Eyes on Spain Film Series and Soharóza
Screening the Civil War Memories and Special Performance by SOHARÓZA
Sixth screening of the film series in relation to the Mexican Suitcase Exhibition at the Galeria Centralis (Blinken OSA Archivum) in cooperation with the Embassy of Spain in Budapest and the Cervantes Institute
Saturday, 13 February, 2016, at 6:30 pm
The Songs of the Spanish Civil War, ca. 15’
music performance by the Choir Soharóza
The Soharóza Collective experiments and improvises with the human voice, language, movement, folklore as well as composed pieces: continually searching for new forms and sounds. They have performed a slang-opera in a cave, organized gastronomical concerts, hosted a show in an abandoned power-station, and participated in flashmobs in Turkish baths – just to name a few of their unique appearances. The group has also recorded a studio album entirely of their own material, using different choral improvisational methods – available through the choir's website: http://soharoza.hu/?lang=en.
¡Ay Carmela! (1990), 102’
Comedy-drama, directed by Carlos Saura, 102’
Paulino and Carmela are husband and wife, troubadours touring the countryside during the Spanish Civil War. They are Republicans, and with their mute assistant, Gustavete, they journey into rebel territory by mistake. They are arrested, fear a firing squad, and receive a reprieve from an Italian Fascist commander who loves the theatre. He arranges a performance for his troops, bargaining with Paulino to stage a burlesque of the republic in exchange for the actors' freedom. Will the fiery and patriotic Carmela consent?
Supported by the Spanish Embassy in Budapest.