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15 December 2019: Informe General


We're delighted to be joined by independent curator and writer Mark Nash who will introduce Pere Portabella's document of the last gasp of the Franco Regime.

Informe General
Pere Portabella, 1976, 154 min

Shot in the months following the death of General Franco, Informe General is a documentary film shot as a fiction film. The speakers are concerned with one question alone: How do we go from a dictatorship to a democracy?

Part of the Liberated Film Club's retrospective on Pere Portabella

Mark Nash is an independent curator and writer, who until recently was Head of Department Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art London. He currently teaches at Birkbeck University of London and is Visiting Professor at the Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Centre for Contemporary Art.

"A Worm’s Tail View is Often the True One: Films by Pere Portabella", curated and produced by the Liberated Film Club, is the most complete, ambitious and creative survey of the radical Catalan filmmaker Portabella's work ever to have taken place. Close-Up is proud to act as headquarters and locus for this London-wide survey, taking place over four months at venues including ICA, Whitechapel Gallery, Cafe Oto and the University of Cambridge.

With thanks to the kind support of Institut Ramon Llull and Films 59.

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