10/16/2017.- As in festivals from previous years, another of the parallel activities in the 62nd edition will be the collaboration between Seminci and the University of Valladolid (UVa), with the organization of a new open class in the institution’s Margelina Lecture Hall. This time around, writer and filmmaker Ray Loriga will be the leader of the session, which will take place on Wednesday the 25th at 11:00. Under the title ‘Borders of Literature and Cinema,’ the author from Madrid will talk with the audience about the close link between the two artistic universes that have made up his career.
Loriga, recently awarded the Alfaguara Novel Prize for his dystopia Rendición [Rendition], is the author of a dozen novels and several short story anthologies. He has also written screenplays, including but not limited to, for Pedro Almodovar’s Carne trémula [Live Flesh], Daniel Calparsoro’s Austenes [The Absent], and Carlos Saura’s El septimo día [The Seventh Day]. But Loriga’s relationship with the seventh art goes even further, and on two occasions he has also worked from behind the camera: in 1997 he directed La pistola de mi hermano [My Brother’s Gun], and a decade later he directed Teresa, el cuerpo de Cristo [Theresa: The Body of Christ].