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SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS
8 September | 20:00 - 21:30
SUNRISE: A Song of Two Humans, USA, 1927
Directed by: F. W. Murnau
Genre: Drama, Romance, German Expressionist Melodrama.
The film tells the story of a farmer who lives in a peaceful rural village with his wife and child. One day, he encounters a seductive woman from the city and falls under her influence. She convinces the farmer to murder his wife so they can start a new life together in the city. However, when the farmer carries out his plan, he becomes overwhelmed with guilt and remorse.
“Sunrise” is acclaimed as one of the standout films of the silent film era. It won the unique “Best Unique and Artistic Picture” award at the first Academy Awards in 1929. The film is distinguished by its innovative cinematography, use of narrative and visual techniques, and emotionally resonant portrayal of characters and their moral dilemmas.
PIANO: Manuel Bonino (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria).
Composer, improviser, and doctor from ULPGC, his chamber, symphonic, choral, and electroacoustic music has received awards and mentions in international competitions, as well as his arrangements. With recordings on up to 16 albums, his works have been performed in Berlin, Paris, Prague, Budapest, Havana, Seoul, Shanghai, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Spain’s National Auditorium, and more. He has collaborated with orchestras such as the Sinfonietta de Paris, the Hungarian Chamber Symphony Orchestra, the OST, the OFGC, and interpreters like Garth Knox, Juri Gilbo, Raquel Lojendio, Julián Elvira, etc. As a performer and improviser, he has appeared in major cities like Amsterdam, Berlin, and Madrid. He was the president of PROMUSCAN (Association of Composers and Musicologists of the Canary Islands) and a founding member of groups dedicated to electroacoustic and multidisciplinary improvisation such as Ensemble Salvaje or #(928), as well as a part of the board of AIM (Association of Improvisers of the Canary Islands).
TENEGUÍA VOLCANIC ERUPTION (Spain, 1971).
Directed, Filmed, and Edited by: Roberto Rodríguez Castillo.
Genre: Documentary. Locations: Fuencaliente (La Palma).
The eruption lasted from October 26, 1971, to November 18 of the same year and was relatively short, the shortest historical eruption in the Canary Islands. People from the islands, journalists, scientists, and tourists gathered to witness the eruption. The penultimate historical volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands and Spain occurred in La Palma in the early 1970s, triggered by the Teneguía Volcano, which stands at an altitude of 439 meters and is located at the southern end of the Cumbre Vieja. The lava covered an area of 2,845,000 square meters with a 4-meter-thick blanket and extended into the sea, fossilizing a coastal cliff that formed a lava delta, expanding the island’s size. Although it did not affect populated areas, it caused damage to vine crops in the area and also destroyed a beach. La Palma then became a significant tourist attraction, drawing numerous tourists over the past 45 years to visit the volcano. The volcano was named Teneguía after a rock formation near its source, a name given by the ancient Canarians who inhabited the island. The film is part of the Blaauboer-Rodríguez Castillo Collection of La Palma’s Cabildo and was digitized by the Canarian Film Library.