Spanish novelist, playwright, actor, screenwriter and film director, Fernando Fernán-Gómez is one of the most outstanding figures of Spain’s culture. To celebrate the centenary of his birth, a number of experts in his life and work joined Elena Sánchez, journalist specialized in Spanish cinema, in the Public Municipal Library Eugenio Trías in Madrid, to talk about his literary and film legacy.
“The figure of the actor and filmmaker has eclipsed part of his greatness. The time has come to discover and vindicate the writer. Films can age badly, but in literature every reader updates the text. He was a very autobiographical writer and I am very curious about what is yet to come. And I know it will be a lot.”Ralf Junkerjürgen
“Fernando Fernán-Gómez is one of those people who breaks the ice. What defines him most is the power of the idea. He used to say that the future has an ancient heart and he strove to say the unsaid. He was an internal exile”.Manuel Ruiz Amezcua
“I thought I had already discovered all his work, but his house in Luna Street is full of undiscovered corners and every day I find new texts. The complexity of his creation makes me think of a great universe full of constellations. For example, he was a great renovator of the picaresque genre”.Helena de Llanos