The SGAE inaugurates the exhibition "Their Favorite Terrors" as part of the Sitges Film Festival 2022
Genre screenwriters and directors have chosen their reference films and their most emblematic objects
This Friday, October 7th, at 12:00 noon, the Their Favorite Terrors exhibition on Spanish fantastic film has been opened at the Miramar Cultural Center (C/Davallada, 12) de Sitges.
Organized by the Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE) in collaboration with and as part of the Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia 2022, Their Favorite Terrors can be seen until October 16th, the last day of the 2022 Film Competition.
The opening has been attended by Ángel Sala, director of the Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia 2022; Mónica García, director of the Sitges Foundation; Antonio Onetti, president of SGAE, and Lluís Gómez, director of the SGAE in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.
«Their Favorite Terrors» brings together a selection of iconic objects from movies that are already a benchmark in genre films made in our country. This is the understanding of horror writers and directors, who have selected the films and their symbols that have marked them both as moviegoers and in their professional careers. Paco Cabezas, Raúl Cerezo, Paul Urkijo, Denise Castro, Jaume Balagueró, Jorge Guerricaechevarría, Pablo Berger, Mar Targarona, plus David and Álex Pastor, just to name a few.
Seven Decades of Spanish Fantastic Films
Among the selected works are fantastic genre classics such as The House That Screamed (1969) and Who Can Kill a Child? (1976), by Chicho Ibáñez Serrador; Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972), by Amando de Ossorio; Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974), by Jorge Grau; Horror Express (1972), by Eugenio Martín; Vampyros Lesbos (1971), by Jesús Franco; Mutant Action (1993) and The Day of the Beast (1995), by Álex de la Iglesia, or The Orphanage (2007), by Juan Antonio Bayona.
The exhibition, which will be open to the public (free admission) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., features original movie posters, scripts, hand programs, unpublished photographs and emblematic objects from the films themselves, including Professor Cavan's pendant from The Day of the Beast, the character Tomás' mask from The Orphanage, and reproductions of Templar skeletons similar to those used in Tombs of the Blind Dead.
There will also be personal objects of the auteurs themselves that have accompanied them throughout their professional careers: Chicho Ibáñez Serrador's typewriter, Eugenio Martín's director's chair or a portable movie camera used by Jess Franco. During the visit and using a QR code, it will be possible to listen to the testimonies of the participating auteurs who will explain why they have chosen the films that make up Their Favorite Terrors.
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