The Interuniversity Experience Program (PIEX) of the University of Lyon (ULE) has organized an educational cycle on ‘Cinema and Literature’ aimed at its students, which will start today, Monday, December 12, in the Assembly Hall. Ponferrada Complex (6th floor of the central building), with projection 4:00 pm From the film ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker (original title in English, ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’).
It is a 1992 American horror film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Columbia Pictures, from a screenplay by James V. Hart and based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. The film starred Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves, and Antony Hopkins. All films will be commented by author and professor Manuel Cuenya, coordinator of PIEx’s Ponferrada headquarters. The rest of the films that made the cycle are the following:
– Martes 13: ‘Frankenstein’ de Branagh (Mary Shelley).
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, in its original English title) is a 1994 film directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Robert De Niro, Tom Hulse, Helena Bonham Carter and Kenneth Branagh himself. It is an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus. The film is part of a brief trend that took hold in the mid-1990s (following Francis Ford Coppola’s box office success with Bram Stoker’s Dracula) in which adaptations of classic tales were released. Last version in cinema.
– Wednesday 14: ‘Paddling the Wind’ by Gonzalo Suárez
1988 Spanish film directed by Gonzalo Suárez. It tells how two English poets, Mary Shelley and Lord Byron, are forced to flee England. During the journey, Mary remembers how she met the young and passionate poet Shelley at her adoptive father’s house, how she fell in love with him and how she eloped with him. She also recounts a night in November 1816 when, after her friends told horrifying stories, she gave birth to the legendary Frankenstein’s monster.
Mary’s imagination and personal hauntings form the seed of what would later become Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, a novel in which the pursuit of beauty leads a doctor to restore life to a creature created from the most perfect human flesh. .
– Thursday 15: ‘The Spirit of the Hive’ by Victor Aris
Directed by Victor Aris in 1973, it is a classic in the history of Spanish cinema, which tells how two eight- and six-year-old sisters Sunday Frankenstein, in the post-war period in the mid-forties, in a small town in Castilla But watch the movie. The sight of the film has such an impact on the little girl that she does not stop asking questions to her older sister, who assures her that the monster is alive and hiding near the town.