Voices en time
2007 | J. Rodriguez

Voices en time

Conversations with the recent Spanish cinema
Voices in time. Conversations with the recent Spanish cinema is an attempt to expand the concept of what for some time now has been considered as "cine español". The 15 directors that had been interviewed for this book make it clear that they do not accept Freudian theories to explain their oeuvres, nor do they obey the paradigms of single ideas. Each one of them has his own interests and, in some cases, his own disorientation. All of them, in fact, seem submerged in the kind of confusion one encounters in the world of the seventh art today, where the formats, shootings, the ways of distribution and exhibition as well as the contexts for those who make films are constantly changing...

Some depart from solid theoretical questions, while others depart from concrete social realities. And then, there are also some who like the profession of the cineaste, but who do not consider themselves as cinephil. Yet, their profound differences add richness to this project, because they give a protean idea of their profession and of the motivations that makes them exert it, of the goals as well as the difficulties they encounter while realizing their projects.
Cinema isn't what it used to be. Therefore it's not sufficient to approach it the way we used to. In this sense, the questions posed in this book are always trying to adapt themselves to the interviewed without ever using identical schemes. From the beginning, we've been trying to record different voices. And, if we managed to do that, we want to make clear that this is mainly due to the good will and wisdom of Miguel Albaladejo, Jaume Balagueró, Eduard Cortés, Patricia Ferreira, Javier Fesser, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Salvador García Ruiz, Cesc Gay, Ángeles González-Sinde, Isaki Lacuesta, Achero Mañas, Manuel Martín Cuenca, Marc Recha, Alberto Rodríguez and Benito Zambrano. In the book, theirs will be the voices heard and we'll be the ones listening. And maybe afterwards, you will be the ones who continue the dialogue that we started here.