© Miguel Ángel Chazo / Sitges Film Festival
“Every time I begin a project, I also embark on a journey”

J. A. Bayona

This interview took some time to come together, and that’s not surprising. J. A. Bayona is a prolific filmmaker, possibly the most renowned Catalan director...

©Enrique Marco
“As an artist, I believe the true worth lies in the piece I have yet to create”

Jaume Plensa

Jaume Plensa receives us on a Friday morning in his studio. The interview unfolds in one of the workspaces, where there are various enigmatic faces of women...

 © Manuel Medir
“Giving in to technology is making the writer’s craft expendable”

Enrique Vila-Matas

Enrique Vila-Matas (Barcelona, 1949) has created a literary universe of his own. His writing captures and universalises, through subjectivity, the troubled...

© Eva Parey
“Being caught by surprise is the most wonderful thing, in theatre and in life”

Emma Vilarasau

Two days after Lali Symon premiered at the Romea theatre, as part of the latest Grec Festival, Emma Vilarasau arrives in the theatre’s foyer before...

“To create new things you have to remove yourself from what you are doing”

Oriol Broggi

The theatre production company La Perla 29 has celebrated two decades of existence in full swing, with new challenges and great performances. In recent years...

Portrait of Maruja Torres. ​© Javier Barbancho
“People who are confident make me wary of them”

Maruja Torres

Maruja Torres arrives at our interview on foot with the aid (more mental than physical) of a wooden walking stick. She says that walking is good for her, and...

Retrat de Francesc Serés © Nikolaus Brade
“During the procés we played with fire and we got burned”

Francesc Serés

Francesc Serés connects remotely from Berlin to answer questions from Barcelona Metròpolis. The writer has been living there for a year, shortly...

“The artist must re-enchant, because we live in a disenchanted world”

Eugènia Balcells

A multifaceted artist, Eugènia Balcells (Barcelona, 1943) never stops. A pioneer of multimedia art and a member of the Catalan group of conceptual artists,...

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