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Coral Cruz, David Trueba, Alberto Marini and Mònica García

In the frame of “Is the Novel Always Better?”, Professional session on literary adaptations.

We have a debate with leading adapters. When you adapt a work of literature, it might seem like you’re starting off with part of the work already done, but the truth is that bringing together two languages as different as literature and film is complicated. What does a work of literature require in order to have the potential to be adapted for the screen? Can any story be brought to the screen? Is Kubrick right that a masterpiece should never be adapted?

We discuss this with several adapters: Coral Cruz (script writer who adapted Vida Privada, winner of the Gaudí award for Best TV Miniseries), David Trueba (director, novelist and adapter of Soldados de Salamina), and  Alberto Marini (script writer of Sleep Tight). Moderator: Mònica García (Sitges Festival).

Related to Kosmopolis, Kosmopolis 2019

22 March 2019