The Filmoteca remembers Montalbán on the 10th anniversary of his death

The venue will be screening Fritz Lang’s “The Big Heat” on the 16th of October, followed by a round table discussion

The Barcelona-born writer Manuel Vásquez Montalbán, the author of such referential and emblematic works as Galindez and the saga of detective Pepe Carvalho, died ten years ago on the 18th of October, 2003. Aside from his extensive literary output (novels, poetry compilations, essays, newspaper articles ...), Montalbán was also a renowned film buff.

In honour of his importance for our cultural heritage, the Filmoteca will be hosting a tributary screening of The Big Heat  followed by a round table discussion with Anna Sallés, Maruja Torres and José Colmeiro on the 16th of October at 6.30 pm. The film by Fritz Lang, one of Montalbán’s favourites, holds certain parallels with his prodigious piece.

Originally released in 1953, The Big Heat is a thriller noir which examines the ambiguity of human existence through the figure of a detective who constantly skirts the limits between good and evil. One of the highlights of the film is the presence of Gloria Grahame, an actress much admired by Montalbán and who, in this instance, plays the role of femme fatale.

Publication date: Wednesday, 09 October 2013
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