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Guillermo Arriaga Masterclass London

October 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - October 2, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Details

Start:
October 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am
End:
October 2, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Venue

King’s College London,
Strand, Nr Waterloo Bridge
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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Tutor
Guillermo Arriaga
Duration
Weekend

Important Announcement 

We regret to inform you that the Masterclass with Guillermo Arriaga on 1-2 October has been cancelled due to force majeur.

This decision came straight from representatives in Mexico at Mediacine, main organisers of this event.

Raindance apologises for this decision and offers full support to everyone to assure Mediacine processes full refunds.

Please note that Raindance acted solely as a facilitator of this event and is not liable for costs incurred as a result of this cancelation.

To process your refunds and other assistance please contact:

Mediacine

Vanessa Aguilar

ukmediafilm@gmail.com

Raindance would like to offer in compensation VIP passes to our Closing Night Gala (see VIP invite attached) on Sunday 2 October at 6:30pm and full accreditation to Raindance Film Festival.

Please contact david@raindance.co.uk

Apologies for any inconvenience this has caused,

The Raindance Team

Guillermo Arriaga
Born and raised in Mexico City, and educated at the Ibero University, where he was also a professor for many years, Arriaga first came to prominence in Mexico as a novelist. His works, rife with a trademark sense of humor and irony, include Guillotine Squad (1991), A Sweet Smell of Death (1994), and The Night Buffalo (1999), as well as a book of short stories, Retorno 201 (2003), written when he was just 24. They have been translated in 18 languages, and Arriaga has been cited by several critics as being among the most influential writers of our time.

In 1985, Arriaga suffered a serious car accident, which he later used as the basis for the film trilogy that began with Amores Perros, the first of three collaborations with director Alejandro González Iñárritu. Starring Gael García Bernal and Adriana Barraza, the film explores the radiating effects of a single automobile crash on its various participants: the injured, the guilty and the witness.

The success of the film brought Arriaga his first taste of the global reach of cinema. After winning over international critics who hailed Amores Perros as an instant cinematic classic, the film received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, and won the BAFTA Award in the same category in 2001. It would also soon become regarded as one of the first Mexican films to cross over into the Hollywood spotlight, presaging a new generation of filmmakers who have energized international moviemaking.

Amores Perros also introduced Arriaga's fresh, invigorating style of piecing together emotionally gripping stories as intricate, interlocking human puzzles. With this film, Arriaga announced his ambitious intention, followed ever since, to explore screenplays as literary creations, using the same care for language, structure and character development as any novel. Academics and critics who have followed his work have seen a close interplay of themes, vital concerns and structures between his novels and his screenplays.

Arriaga's on-screen exploration of the nature of fate and coincidence continued with the second film of his trilogy with González Iñárritu: 21 Grams, starring Sean Penn, Naomi Watts and Benicio Del Toro, a film on which he also served as associate producer. Arriaga received a BAFTA nomination for his screenplay, and the film received Oscar nominations for Watts and Del Toro, and was included on many year-end Best Of lists in 2003. Arriaga constructed the three intertwining stories of 21 Grams around a freak accident which sets in motion an intricate emotional web among a group of intriguingly disparate characters: a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother and a born-again ex-con. Arriaga's contributions to the film were further celebrated that year by the Independent Spirit Awards which gave 21 Grams its Special Distinction Award.

Before completing his trilogy about the consequences of modern life, Arriaga took a detour. He next embarked on a piercing yet poetic journey into justice, loyalty and friendship with his screenplay for The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones. Arriaga won the prestigious Best Screenplay Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005. A wholly unexpected take on the American Western, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada further demonstrated Arriaga's capacity to develop spellbinding stories in vastly different genres yet rife with his very personal themes.

In addition to his feature films and novels, Arriaga has also directed, produced and written short films, documentaries, television series, radio and television commercials.

Guillermo Arriaga is one of today's most original storytelling and screenwriting voices. As a screenwriter and director, Arriaga spins exhilaratingly complex, emotional and provocative tapestries of human lives under intense pressure.

Guillermo's most recent film, Words With Gods (2015), has been celebrated and screened at film festivals around the world this year.

Details

Start:
October 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am
End:
October 2, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Venue

King’s College London,
Strand, Nr Waterloo Bridge
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Other

Tutor
Guillermo Arriaga
Duration
Weekend
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