Por otra parte, me encuentro con esta censura que quizás le interese. En "Arte ¿líquido?", el filósofo Zygmunt Bauman reflexiona sobre el arte contemporáneo basándose en el análisis de la obra de algunos artistas. Uno de ellos, el peruano Herman Braun-Vega, no estaba de acuerdo con lo que el ensayista decía de su obra así que prohibió que se le mencionase en la traducción al español. Y el editor del libro va y elimina del libro las alusiones de Bauman al peruano (¿¿¿!!!)
DOCTOR OF ARTS
Love, desire, sexuality, and gender have recurring starring roles in the films of the renowned Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, the creator of sometimes sensational, often controversial works involving complex narratives, such as “Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!” (1989) and “Talk to Her” (2001), winner of the 2002 Academy Award for best original screenplay.
Born in a small rural town in the province of Castille-La Mancha, Almodóvar moved with his family to the city of Cáceres in western Spain when he was a young boy. He left home at the age of 17 for Madrid, intent on learning how to make movies, but his education in film was hardly an academic one. In 1967, his keen interest in filmmaking coincided with Spanish fascist dictator Francisco Franco’s decision to close down the National School of Cinema. As a result, Almodóvar was largely self-taught.
To support himself, the future filmmaker worked for the phone company for more than a decade. The experience proved fruitful: By day he became familiar with the inner workings of the Spanish middle class, what would ultimately become the subject of many of his future films. By night, he was able to work on his craft.
In the 1970s, Almodóvar’s interest in experimental cinema and theater led to a collaboration with the theater group Los Goliardos, where he met actress Carmen Maura, who would eventually star in many of his film projects, including his first feature-length work, the low-budget “Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls on the Heap” (1980). During that time, he also contributed to a number of underground magazines and was part of a punk rock band.
In 1986 he formed the production company El Deseo with his brother Augustín. Two years later, Almodóvar found international fame with his film “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.”
For several years, Almodóvar has worked with his “muse,” Spanish film star Penelope Cruz. The pair has collaborated on a number of productions including the 2006 film “Volver,” which earned Cruz an Academy Award nomination for best actress. Many of Almodóvar’s films include strong, robust female characters, homage, the director has said, to the influential women in his own life.
In 2000, Almodóvar took home the Oscar for best foreign film for his production “All About My Mother.”