The University of Iowa

The Longest Story of Bilbao Ever Painted – Screening Oct. 27

October 20th, 2010

The Institute of Cinema and Culture is pleased to announce a screening of:

La historia más larga de Bilbao jamás pintada
[The Longest Story of Bilbao Ever Painted]

By Spanish director and painter Félix de la Concha

Wednesday, October 27, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m., in 101 BCSB

Féliz de la Concha and Ana Merino, his producer, will be present for the screening.

The Longest Story of Bilbao Ever Painted: Félix de la Concha paints portraits of elderly people living in Bilbao, people near to and over 100 years old. While posing, his subjects talk about their lives in the Basque Country. The viewer follows the emotional interviews while the artist captures, with astonishing fidelity, every trace of their faces.

Although aware of being recorded during their portrait process, these elderly subjects tell their stories with a different vanity than that of younger people and they recount facts that, were the speakers not older, few would declare in public.

De la Concha will also show excerpts of the video Portraying Survivors from the Holocaust and two experimental shorts.