Nunes was an irreverent and provocative character and a risk-taking creator per excellence
Until 2 October Arts Santa Mònica is host to the exhibition Nunes, més enllà del temps, which offers an insight into the fascinating career of Portuguese filmmaker José María Nunes, who, working in Barcelona, carved out a unique film trajectory. Nunes was an eccentric and irreverent character whose films were based on an expressive radicalism that always sought to move the spectator’s awareness.
He created unequalled portraits of Barcelona in films like Mañana (1957), Noche de vino tinto (1966) and Biotaxia (1968). And until his death in 2010, he was true to his origins and to his ideological commitment, which continued to play an important role in the films made during the last decade of his life, such as Amigogima (2002), A la soledat (2008) and Res publica (2010).
The exhibition at Arts Santa Mònica is, therefore, timely, recalling as it does a filmmaker whose work questioned traditional institutions and embodied a humanist critique of social reality focusing on the individual.
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