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Princess of Asturias Awards

10/05/2021

Emmanuel Carrère, 2021 Princess of Asturias Laureate for Literature, will present his latest film in Oviedo before it is premiered in cinemas.

On 23rd October at the former La Vega Arms Factory, Oviedo.

Carrère will also take part in a meeting with book clubs linked to public libraries at the City of Oviedo Exhibition and Conference Centre.

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Emmanuel Carrère, 2021 Princess of Asturias Laureate for Literature, will present his latest film, Le Quai de Ouistreham / Between Two Worlds, in Oviedo before its premiere in commercial cinemas and following its screening at the Cannes Film Festival and the San Sebastián Film Festival. The film won the Audience Award for Best European Film at the latter.

Adapted from a novel by French journalist Florence Aubenas, the film will be presented by Carrère himself, who both wrote the script as well as directing the movie. The screening, which will be in the original language with Spanish subtitles, will take place at 7:00pm on 23rd October in the Foundry building at the former La Vega Arms Factory, Oviedo.

A meeting with book clubs

Emmanuel Carrère, 2021 Princess of Asturias Laureate for Literature, will participate in a meeting with members of book clubs linked to the Principality of Asturias Network of Public Libraries. These will be joined by clubs from other regions of Spain via streaming. The event will take place at 12 noon on 23rd October at the City of Oviedo Exhibition and Conference Centre.

During the meeting, entitled Writing and Life, Emmanuel Carrère will review his career and the main aspects of his work. Hosted by journalist and member of the Jury for the Princess of Asturias Award for Literature Antonio Lucas, it will involve a talk and discussion of a selection of topics previously raised in meetings of the book clubs.

Admission to the event will be by invitation for members of the participating book clubs, while the remaining seats will be made available to the general public prior registration on the Foundation’s website.

Awards Week

These activities form part of “Awards Week”, a cultural programme designed by the Foundation that includes the participation of the Princess of Asturias Laureates in a variety of activities during the days leading up to the Awards Ceremony at the Campoamor Theatre.

Since 1996, the Foundation has scheduled different activities in diverse locations in Asturias aimed at making the Laureates and their contributions to the world of science, culture or any other field in which they work better known to society at large.

Access to all “Awards Week” events is free. The Foundation will announce the complete programme of activities in the coming days, as well as the procedure for attending.

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