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Dear intellectuals

(of pleasure and pain)

Sypnosis

In Dear intellectuals (of pleasure and pain) we find 10 Spanish intellectuals who philosophize about life, eroticism, humor, irony, suffering, suicide and death.

An explosive cocktail : Santiago Carrillo, Fernando Savater, Elena Ochoa, Román Gubern, Carlos Moya, Luis González Seara, Javier Tomeo, Xavier Rubert de Ventos, Antonio Soler and Nuria Amat. Five university professors, three writers, a politician and a psychologist.

Dear intellectuals
(of pleasure and pain) is...

The director...

(and musician)

Dear intellectuals (of pleasure and pain) is the debut feature by Carlos Cañeque (Barcelona 1957).

In 1982 he directed the short film Charisma, starring the writer F. Sanchez Drago literally in his underwear ... that turns into three Federicos: Lorca, Chopin and Nietzsche.

Now he´s working on two feature film projects. The first is a documentary titled Dear creators, where he will interview about the creative process to artists such as Woody Allen, Vargas Llosa and Antoni Tapies among others. The second is a fiction feature where the main character is pretending to be many others to fool everyone.

Carlos Cañeque at present works and has been a professor in political science for 23 years at the Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona.

He graduated in Philosophy and Sociology and Political Science and later studied at Yale University where he received his doctorate with a thesis on religion and politics in the United States and published as God in America. An approach to political and religious conservatism in the United States (Dios en America.Peninsula 1988).

He is the author of essays, novels and children's books (the series The small Borges imagines).

He has published a book of interviews on Borges (Conversaciones sobre Borges, Destino 1995) and, together with Maite Grau, two other books, one on Berlanga (Bienvenido Mr Berlanga, Destino 1993) and another on Cioran (Cioran: el pesimista seductor. Sirpus, 2007).

With Quién his first novel, he was awarded with the Nadal Prize in 1997. This work has been studied by distinguished professors of literature (Sarnati, Amago, Kunz), in foreign universities , as well as Spanish authors such as Fernando Savater and P.Gimferrer , who said that "it is the most unusual and entertaining novel of the history of the award Nadal ". His second novel, Muertos de Amor (Destino 1999) was presented in Madrid by Luis García Berlanga, who stated that she saw "a film full of black humor." Has just been adapted to film featureby Mike Aguirresarobe and will be soon released in theaters. Conductas Desviadas (Espasa 2002) is his third fiction novel and has just finished another.

Technical crew

Title
Dear intellectuals (of pleasure and pain)
Written and directed by
Carlos Cañeque

Dear intellectuals (of pleasure and pain) is the debut feature by Carlos Cañeque (Barcelona 1957).

In 1982 he directed the short film Charisma, starring the writer F. Sanchez Drago literally in his underwear ... that turns into three Federicos: Lorca, Chopin and Nietzsche.

Now he´s working on two feature film projects. The first is a documentary titled Dear creators, where he will interview about the creative process to artists such as Woody Allen, Vargas Llosa and Antoni Tapies among others. The second is a fiction feature where the main character is pretending to be many others to fool everyone.

Carlos Cañeque at present works and has been a professor in political science for 23 years at the Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona.

He graduated in Philosophy and Sociology and Political Science and later studied at Yale University where he received his doctorate with a thesis on religion and politics in the United States and published as God in America. An approach to political and religious conservatism in the United States (Dios en America.Peninsula 1988).

He is the author of essays, novels and children's books (the series The small Borges imagines).

He has published a book of interviews on Borges (Conversaciones sobre Borges, Destino 1995) and, together with Maite Grau, two other books, one on Berlanga (Bienvenido Mr Berlanga, Destino 1993) and another on Cioran (Cioran: el pesimista seductor. Sirpus, 2007).

With Quién his first novel, he was awarded with the Nadal Prize in 1997. This work has been studied by distinguished professors of literature (Sarnati, Amago, Kunz), in foreign universities , as well as Spanish authors such as Fernando Savater and P.Gimferrer , who said that "it is the most unusual and entertaining novel of the history of the award Nadal ". His second novel, Muertos de Amor (Destino 1999) was presented in Madrid by Luis García Berlanga, who stated that she saw "a film full of black humor." Has just been adapted to film featureby Mike Aguirresarobe and will be soon released in theaters. Conductas Desviadas (Espasa 2002) is his third fiction novel and has just finished another.

Production Company
Anareia Films SL
Editing
Andrés Bujardón

Andrés Bujardón (Barcelona 1974) knows all the disciplines in the cinema thanks to his numerous collaborations. In 2004, with a camera on his shoulder, settled for 6 months in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. He did everything on his own: the script, production, filming and editing of the excellent documentary Hidden City, soon to be released in theaters. His vision is always lucid and intellectual and his editing of Dear Intellectuals (of pleasure and pain) is often dizzying, disturbing and aggressive.

Executive Producer
Maite Grau
Associate Producer
Tito Ramoneda
Director of Photography
Manel Capdevila
Sound
Jordi Cirbian
Sound Assistant
Salvador Mayolas
Postproduction
Andrés Bujardón & UTOPIC
Cameras
Andrés Bujardón (outdoors), Jaume Avizanda, Oscar Martínez y Cristina Pérez.
Pictures by
Camila Cañeque, Silvia Camats y Mónica Castells

The author of almost all the pictures of dear intellectuals (of pleasure and pain) is Camila Cañeque (Barcelona, 1984). Her attraction to the sensual and urban landscape is evident as shown in her series of Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires. She is the author of a short film shot in San Paulo (Vitrines 2008), which has been invited to film festivals in Cairo, New York and Maryland. She is currently in post production for her first feature documentary.

Mónica Camats and Silvia Castells (Barcelona 1975, Girona 1976) are the authors of the photo series Contradictions, which refer to addiction and drug abuse. The series is the result of a process ("therapeutic?) in cooperation with the addicts (now ex addicts seeking a picture of his disease with ironic distance.

Paintings by
Maite Grau

The painter (and producer)

The paintings behind the guests interviewed in Dear Intlelectuals (of pleasure and pain) are Maite Grau's painting works (Barcelona 1963). Graduated in History, she studied painting in San Diego and Paris. Attracted by the abstract expressionism of the New York School, Grau has exhibited in galleries in Spain, France and Germany. He has published, along with Carlos Cañeque, the books Cioran el pesimista seductor y Bienvenido Mr Berlanga.

The characters

Nuria Amat
Writer

Born in Barcelona, she has lived in Colombia, Mexico, Berlin, Paris and the United States. Recent winner of the Ramon Llull (the most important prize of Catalan literature and awarded by the Foundation Ramon Llull as well as the editorial Planeta) for her novel Amor I guerra , the story of the family of Ramon Mercader, a catalan who worked for the soviet secret police who killed Leon Trotsky in Mexico by order of dictator Josef Stalin. Her novels and short story collections have pointed her as one of the greatest storytellers in the Spanish language in recent years. She has also successfully cultivated the essay, poetry, journalism and theater.

Santiago Carrillo
Politician and journalist

Santiago Carrillo is a personality who belongs to a generation that marked the future of our country at crucial moments in our history and one of the most important figures in the Spanish Political Transition to a Democracy. His figure was that of the eternal rebel, communist leader and "leader of the opposition" to Franco for decades. After the Civil War he was exiled, lived in France, Mexico and the Soviet Union. In 1960 he was elected general secretary of the Spanish Communist Party and in 1976 returned to Spain. In 1991 he retired from active politics. Since then writes, lectures and participates in media programs.

Román Gubern
Film historian & professor of Audiovisual Media

His studies on cinema during the Spanish civil war, the language of comics and pornography were pioneers in Spain. Born in Barcelona in 1934, is a writer and historian of mass media, specifically film and comic. Professor and Dean for Audiovisual communications at the Faculty of Communication Sciences at the Universitat Autónoma of Barcelona (UAB), . He has also been president of the Spanish Association of Film Historians, a member of the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Committee of Honor International Association for Visual Semiotics.

Carlos Moya
Professor of Sociology

He has recently been awarded with the National Award for Sociology and Political Science 2010 for the promotion, development and consolidation of sociology at Spanish universities, especially its outstanding impact on the development of sociological theory, sociology of elites and socio-historical studies. Carlos Moya (Córdoba, 1936) is also a key driver of sociological theory in Spain, author of numerous publications and has conducted empirical research on strategic dimensions of Spanish society.

Elena Ochoa
Psychologist, editor and producer

She is a reference in the contemporary art world. In the 90's, was the first Spanish professional to talk about sexual life openly (TV show 'Let's talk about sex' directed by Narciso Ibáñez Serrador). A psychologist by professional career, specialized in schizophrenia and Alzheimer. She worked as a teacher in Spain and the United Kingdom. From 1990 until 1999 she worked with the newspaper El Pais and, occasionally, with El Mundo. In 1996 she decided to get inside the art world and created Ivorypress.

Fernando Savater
Philosopher and writer Professor of Ethics

He 's well known for his interest in bringing philosophy to younger people, with works such as Ethics for Amador, one of the most read books of philosophy, Politics for Amador or The questions of life. Following Spinoza's thinking, he advocates an ethic of love opposed to an ethic of duty. Fernando Savater (San Sebastián, 1947) is a philosopher, activist, and novelist. In 2008 he was awarded the Planeta Prize for his novel The Brotherhood of Good Luck and in 1982 won the National Essay Prize.

Luis González Seara
Former Minister for Universities and Research

His resume includes the title of Doctor in Political Science and Sociology, the chairman of Sociology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He was minister for governments of Adolfo Suárez, Secretary of State for Education, Senator, the Constituent of Orense, Deputy Congress Pontevedra, President and founder of "Cambio 16" and "Diario 16", Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology ... making it an exceptional connoisseur of Communication and Education of our country since the transition to this day.

Antonio Soler
Writer

His novel El nombre que ahora digo (Premio Primavera, 1999) is considered by some specialists in the civil war (as Paul Preston) one of the most faithful accounts of the Spanish conflict. He made several television and screenwriting collaborations, as well as writings for newspapers, such as ABC and El Mundo. His novels have been translated into several languages. Among other the titles we find Extranjeros en la noche (1992), Las bailarinas muertas (Herralde Prize and International Critics Prize, 1996), El camino de los Ingleses ( Nadal Prize , 2004, adapted to cinema by Antonio Banderas with a script by Soler) and Lausanne (2010).

Javier Tomeo
Writer

A prolific author, he has written more than fifty novels. He has a Degree in Law and Criminology at the University of Barcelona. In the fifties wrote popular literature under the pseudonym "Franz Keller", he wrote western novels, horror and a history of slavery. He is a master of the short story, following Kafka style, which includes collections by their shape (minimum Stories), for its theme (eye problems), morale (evil stories), or symbolism (Zoopatías and zoophiles). Each story begins with a puzzling situation, which often leads to an open-end. Hence, his stories have more than one interpretation. Some of his works have been carried to the stage with great critical acclaim, especially in France.

Xavier Rubert de Ventós
Philosopher, professor of Aesthetics

Multifaceted thinker, born in Barcelona in 1939, actively participates in Catalan public life and works with various media programs. Philosophical creation, prolific and multiform, he is critical and heterodox and has received numerous awards throughout his career. The Intellectual attitude that characterizes most of his work is a departure from both the 'liquid opinion' that is shaped by all means and time to its vehicle, and the "great stupidity" that never, ever caught off balance.

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