THE THOUSAND FACES OF GOYA

By José Luis LINARES-LOPEZ

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Art - Culture - Post-Production 2021

By the filmmaker behind Bosch: The Garden of Dream, Jose´ Luis Linares-Lopez, a great success worldwide & Jean-Claude Carrie`re, one of the most talented scriptwriter and writer in France

    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Historical, Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, SPAIN
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • José Luis LINARES-LOPEZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Jean-Claude CARRIÈRE
    • Producer(s)
    • Stéphane SORLAT (MONDEX & CIE), Guy AMON (MONDEX & CIE), Antonio SAURA MEDRANO, Jose Luis LINARES-LOPEZ DEL CAMPO
    • Synopsis
    • THE THOUSAND FACES OF GOYA: by the filmmaker behind BOSCH: THE GARDEN OF DREAMS, José Luis Linares-Lopez, a great success worldwide & Jean-Claude Carrière, one of the most talented scriptwriter and writer in France (Scripts of nearly all Buñuel's later films, including Belle de Jour (1967), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) and That Obscure Object of Desire (1977). He also wrote screenplays for The Tin Drum (1979), Valmont (1989), Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) and most recently Ulzhan by Volker Schlondorff and At Eternity’s Gate by Julian Schnabel.)

      The film is a closer look at one of Spain’s most important artist and social commentator of the late 18th and early 19th century.
      One of the few artist recognized as Old Master and Modern Genius. For Andre Malraux, Goya invented Modern Art, 50 years before Manet.

      The series of etchings The Disasters of War (1810–14) records the horrors of the Napoleonic invasion. His masterpieces in painting include The Naked Maja, The Clothed Maja (c. 1800–05), and The 3rd of May 1808: The Execution of the Defenders of Madrid (1814).

      Though there is little evidence for the legends of Goya’s rebellious character and violent actions, he was undoubtedly a revolutionary artist. His enormous and varied production of paintings, drawings, and engravings, relating to nearly every aspect of contemporary life, reflects the period of political and social upheavals in which he lived. He had no immediate followers, but his many original achievements profoundly impressed later 19th-century French artists—Eugène Delacroix was one of his great admirers—who were the leaders of new European movements and his works continued to be admired and studied by the Expressionists and Surrealists in the 20th and 21st centuries.

      The film dives into Goya’s mind by going back to his locations of choice and filming his paintings at the Prado Museum.