|PARALLEL SCREEN / Futurs|
LA CIUDAD DEL TRABAJO
|Original version : Spanish. Subtitles : French, english
Photography, sound, editing : Guillermo G. Peydró.
Production : Guillermo G. Peydró.
Guillermo G. Peydró
El jardin imaginario, 2012
Las Variaciones Guernica, 2012
|The Université Laboral in Gijón (1946-57) is, along with El Valle de los Caídos (‘‘The Valley of the fallen’’), a paragon of monumental architecture from the Franco period. Conceived as a closed city, grandiose and self-contained, today reinvented as a ‘‘City of Culture’’, its buildings were a ‘‘socio-pedagogical’’ laboratory in which was put into practice the future model intended for the country. The film revisits its ambiguous situation between utopia and dystopia.|