Screening and talk
This year, Museo Picasso Málaga will once again be opening its doors to MaF. Málaga de Festival, a programme of activities that takes place as the run-up to the Málaga Film Festival.
Film screening of ‘Azul Siquier’, by Felipe Vega. Followed by a talk. Guest speakers: Manuel Blanco Pérez, photographer and professor of Communication at the University of Seville, and José Lebrero, MPM artistic director
Carlos Pérez-Siquier (Almería 1930-2021) was a photographer who spent his entire life facing the light and colour of his home region, a unique location for a camera. He started by taking pictures of a neighbourhood in his hometown, La Chanca, which the novelist Juan Goytisolo described so well. He devoted almost fifteen years of his life to depicting a world of poverty, dignity, and beauty, in equal parts. His photographs began to be extremely successful in Europe. Then he tired of reality and invented another one, based on sand, the desert and seaside soil of his youth. Without realizing it, he became a pioneer of colour. This documentary tells the story of that human experience: looking through a viewfinder and finding how to capture it, with such great talent. This is fundamentally the story of a humorous and melancholy gaze.
‘Azul Siquier’ describes an art and an artist who gradually saw his contribution to photography, the 20th century’s most representative means of expression, earn recognition. Pérez Siquier didn’t like talking much. He spent his time discovering new subjects to steal from real life and walking around with his camera. This film is at the same time the photographer’s everyday life, his way of working, his thoughts, experiences, photographic tricks, and his memories of a town that is no longer there. The daily battle that every photographer used to have with a fascinating, elusive, and totally ephemeral reality.
The scriptwriter and director Felipe Vega (León, 1952) was already working in advertising cinema at the age of nineteen. He has worked as a film journalist in various publications, newspapers and television programs. His first feature film “Mientras haya luz” (1987) won the New Filmmakers award at the San Sebastián festival and throughout his career he has won several other awards.
Museo Picasso Málaga Auditorium (C/Postigo de San Agustín. Entrance on c/ Alcazabilla) See map.
Free admission until all permitted places are taken.
This activity is part of MaF 2022 - Málaga de Festival, the prelude to the 25th Málaga Festival of Spanish film.