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Almodóvar’s low-cost comedy fails to raise a laugh

Amantes pasajeros

The Spanish director’s latest, an up-in-the-air farce, is overlong and self-indulgent and relies on his stock-in-trade characters.

March 18th, 2013 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Films, IberoArts | Read More »

It’s Goya time

Maribel Verdú in 'Blancanieves'.

This year’s Spanish Film Academy awards gala brings competing international, national, and arty interests into play, with ‘Blancanieves’, a silent telling of the Snow White tale, leading the pack.

February 14th, 2013 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Films, Spain News | Read More »

Berardo brings Buddha to Lisbon

Joe Berardo

Influence of Portuguese-born tycoon goes beyond business as he amasses a huge art collection.

January 28th, 2013 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Portugal News | Read More »

The wisdom of doubt: Álvaro Siza

The interior of the Serpentine Gallery in london, designed by Álvaro Siza.

Despite not receiving quite the recognition that the world’s “starchitects” enjoy, the Portuguese designer takes this year’s Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale due to his varied and often contradictory oeuvre.

October 24th, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Featured, IberoArts, Spain News | Read More »

San Sebastián Film Festival: Happy Hoffman and a hold-up

A scene from ¡Atraco!'.

US actor receives Donostia prize and presents his directorial debut, while a Franco-era farce mixes heist high-jinx with politics.

October 1st, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Films, Iberoblog | Read More »

San Sebastián Film Festival: disaster and art

A scene from 'El artista y la modelo'.

‘The Impossible’ tastefully returns to the 2004 tsunami, while Fernando Trueba triumphs with ‘El artista y la modelo’.

September 29th, 2012 | Posted in Films, Iberoblog | Read More »

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