Welcome to the Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2023 programme, to be held from 26 to 29 January. In this page you can find the events in the general programme as well as Hay Joven activities tor university audiences, Hay Comunitario sessions which will take place in different areas of Cartagena, Reading Clubs and Talento Editorial.
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Fernando León de Aranoa, renowned screenplay writer and director from Spain, will talk about his career in general, and in particular about his most recent work, presenting Sintiéndolo mucho, a documentary about the last decade of Joaquín Sabina. León de Aranoa wrote and directed the movie Barrio, telling the story of the life of a group of teenagers in a marginal neighbourhood, and won the Goya awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director, and the Concha de Plata for Best Director at the San Sebastián Film Festival. Mondays in the Sun, starring Javier Bardem, which he directed in 2002, won five Goya Awards and the Concha de Oro for Best Film at the San Sebastián Film Festival. In 2021, his movie The Good Boss, starring Javier Bardem, won the Goya Awards for Best Film and Best Director, and was selected by the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain as the Spanish representant at the 94th edition of the Oscars, in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. He will talk to the director of El Tiempo, Andrés Mompotes.
Based on her experience of racism and inequality, Indhira Serrano will talk about the mindsets that hinder the realization of racialized individuals, launching a message of self-acceptance, respect for differences and pride in the Afro-Colombian heritage. Serrano began her career as a model, which gave her a very clear view of the media’s influence on people’s perceptions of themselves. Since 2015 she has been running a series of talks and workshops called Reconstruyendo Imaginarios (“Rebuilding Mindsets”), which reflects on the relationships we have with money, education, our partners and power. She has just published her first book, Rosa la crespa.
The figure of the mythical vallenato composer Leandro Díaz (Colombia) has been brought to life in the recent biographical series of the same name produced by RCN. The writer Alonso Sánchez Baute and the screenwriter Rafael Noguera talk to Silvia Hoyos about the task of adapting for television the life and experiences of this personality, so loved by the Colombian public.
The film director and screenplay writer Laura Mora (Colombia), a Cinema Director graduate from RMIT University in Melbourne (Australia), has receltly released Los reyes del mundo, Concha de Oro for best film winner in the San Sebastian Film Festival 2022, where it was also warded the Sgnis award and the Feroz prize given by the press, and has also been awarded the prize for best film at Biarritz Festival and at Zurich Festival. The film tells the story of some young, underprivileged boys from Antioquía and their relation with their origins and the land, that becomes an extraordinary narration that reflecto n many of the problems that affect Colombia. Her previous film, Matar a Jesús, was premiered at Toronto International Film F and the the San Sebastian Film Festival in 2017. The film was selected for more thann 30 festivals and won more tan 20 prizes worldwide. Mora has also directed the tv series Frontera verde and El Robo del Siglo. Ricardo Chica speaks with mora about her work as a director and about the stories that she choses for her films.