Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile: García Márquez’s son will talk with the UC in “The city and the words”

The renowned film director, Rodrigo García, will virtually open the first session of the second semester of the cycle “The city of writers” of “The city and words”, the traditional initiative of the Doctorate Program in Architecture and Urban Studies.

Mexico City. Cartagena. Barcelona. Paris. During much of his life, the writer Gabriel García Márquez and his eldest son, the filmmaker Rodrigo García Barcha , traced a vital journey through different metropolises of the world. Not a few of them promoted artistic odysseys in the work of the great Latin American writer. Cartagena de Indias, for example, was a vital setting for the Nobel Prize in Literature, where not only did the novels “Love in the time of cholera” and “Of love and other demons” take place, but also where he took refuge every time he He was returning to his native Colombia.

Of this and other Colombian cities of relevance for the writer, Rodrigo García will talk this August 3 at 6:00 p.m. Through YouTube, the film director will participate in the cycle “The city of writers” in the framework of “The city and words”, a traditional cultural discussion of the Doctoral Program in Architecture and Urban Studies .

“In times of pandemic, this cycle of talks about cities by great writers has been held to talk about how those cities became important characters in their respective narratives,” they point out from the Doctorate in Architecture.

“In times of pandemic, this cycle of talks about cities by great writers has been held to talk about how those cities became important characters in their respective narratives.”

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His virtual visit with the promotion of his book “Gabo and Mercedes: a farewell”, published during the first semester of this 2021 and where he recounts in first person his experience in relation to the loss of both parents.

Among Rodrigo García’s films, films such as “Just look at her” (Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her) and “Mother and Child” stand out, as well as chapters directed for different series such as “Los Sopranos”, “Six Feet Under” and “Carnivàle”.

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