Welcome to the Hay Festival Querétaro 2023 programme. The festival took place from 7 to 10 September, with 105 activities with 151 interantional guests from 20 countries, and with Hay Joven, Hay Festivalito, Hay Delegaciones and Talento Editorial events, as well as two activities in Cadereyta.
Events are free to watch / listen to until September 25.
The writer and filmmaker Iryna Tsilyk (Ukraine) is a graduate of the National University of Theatre, Film and TV in Kiev, and is the author of eight books of poetry, fiction and children’s literature as well as the creator of several documentary and fiction short films. She presents her first feature-length documentary, The Earth is Blue as an Orange (2020), winner of the Director’s Award in the World Cinema Documentary category at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, about the experience of a civilian family living in war-torn Donbas, Ukraine, and their relationship with art and the creative process. She will talk to Banmi Núñez.
Duration: 74 min
Language: Russian and Ukrainian with subtitles in Spanish
Simultaneous interpreting from English to Spanish available for the talk
The notorious Spanish screenplay writer and director Fernando León de Aranoa will talk to Jan Martinez Ahrens about his carreer and his work Sintiéndolo mucho, a documentary on the last decade of singer Joarquin Sabina. Fernando wrote and directed the film Barrio, which tells the story of the life of a group of teenagers in a manginal neighbourhood. The movie 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. Los lunes al sol, starring Javier Bardem, which he directed in 2002, won five Goya Awards and and the Concha de Oro for Best Film at the San Sebastián Film Festival. In 2021, El buen patrón was released, a movie directed by him featuring Javier Bardem, winner of the Goya Awards for Best Film and Best Director and selected by the Academy of Film Arts and Sciences of Spain to represent the country at the 94 Oscars, in the category of Best Foreign Language Film.
Sintiéndolo mucho is a portrait of the living musical legend Joaquín Sabina, made not far from his skin, with nocturnality and premeditation, by his friend, the filmmaker Fernando León de Aranoa (Spain). A tale that is like his voice, rough and unequalized, which tells the story of the artist's intimacy, behind the scenes, his other side, without mitigation; the story that starts when he leaves the stage, and accompanies him in his daily life, and in the unexpected: laughter and drama. Sintiéndolo mucho is the result of thirteen years of filming together, and tours all stages, public and private, luminous and hidden, of Joaquín Sabina. A promenade through the key points of his life and his work: what moves him, what inspires him, what hurts him, developed through live, shared situations as a musician and a filmmaker. The director will answer questions at the end of the screening.Screening time: 120 minutes
Actor, director and cultural agitator, Gael García Bernal (México) needs no presentation, wherever he goes. From his first starring roles in Y tu mamá también or Amores perros, as well as The Motorcycle Diaries, Bad Education, No or the series Mozart in the Jungle, he has worked with the best directors in the world, and he has directed movies like Chicuarotes and has creating the production company La Corriente del Golfo, alongside Diego Luna, producing El tema, a series of documentaries about climate emergency, one of his biggest concerns. Precisely about the climate emergency, the land and the relationship that we humans have with our environment is his topic of conversation today. He will talk to David Marcial Pérez.