This parallel line of action of the festival has the specific objective of disseminating and offering greater visibility to the roots of the valencian fantastic genre, and to raise awareness of the creators who, yesterday and today, have contributed to extolling this field inside and outside the Valencian Community (Spain). It is, therefore, a series of actions that cover different media and formats related to cinema and audiovisuals: from comics, videogames or plastic arts, to novels, theatre, etc., and that seek to connect their authors and their works with the public. All of this, offering an x-ray of the Valencian fabric within the sphere of the fantastic, and within the need to vindicate our own artistic sector and cultural industry.
Cycle: Presentation, screening and colloquium of the feature-length documentary “Segrelles. Il·lustrador Universal” (2020), by Ignacio Estrela.
Date: November 11, 2023 at 19:00h.
Place: C/ La Virgen, 11. Catral.
The work of the Valencian painter Josep Segrelles is one of the most influential in the field of contemporary art and, in particular, in the area of fantastic illustration. Through his more than five thousand works, the universality of his artistic figure is recognised, which already in the 1920s and 1930s achieved international recognition and, subsequently, the praise of illustrators such as Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson and Bernie Wrightson, among many others. The documentary was filmed in Spain, the United States, Mexico and Switzerland, and includes interviews with Guillermo del Toro and the illustrator of “The Lord of the Rings”, John Howe. After the presentation and screening of the documentary, a colloquium was held with the assistance of José Enrique Segrelles (art curator, lawyer and grandnephew of Josep Segrelles) and Ignacio Estrela (director of the documentary).