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Ardiente Paciencia


Saturday, August 14th, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Ardiente Paciencia
Film/ Opera
Grand Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. 5th
Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

In 1985 the renowned Chilean author Antonio Skármeta published his novel, El cartero de Neruda, and turned his work into the film, Ardiente paciencia, which subsequently was the basis for the 1994 award-winning film Il postino.
On September 23rd 2010 the L.A. Opera will premiere Daniel Catán’s opera based on this film.
Prior to the screening of Ardiente paciencia, a colloquium will analyze the evolution of the story through various genres and aesthetic forms: first, Skármeta’s novel and the movie he directed; second, the well-known Italian film adaptation; and finally, the culmination of this adaptive-creative process in Daniel Catán’s opera.
Panelists: Dr. Verónica Cortínez, UCLA, specialist on Chilean literature René Naranjo, film and opera cultural analyst (Santiago de Chile) Daniel Catan, composer, opera Il postino Roger Daniels, stage director, opera Il postino
Moderator: organizer scholar, Dr. Susana Hernandez Araico

PLEASE NOTE: Change of Date and Venue ! The Panel on "Il Postino" and the screening of the 1985 film written and directed by Antonio Skármeta will NOT be at the Goethe-Institut L.A. but at the Grand Central Library, one week earlier than initially posted in our calendar.  


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