University of Pittsburgh

Memorable Fantasies: Jorge Luis Borges & Adolfo Bioy Casares on Film

November 11 – November 22 2006 - New York City

http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/series/46539

Argentine writers Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares were famously friends, colleagues, and frequent collaborators – writing numerous stories together, including many under the pseudonym, Honorio Bustos Domecq – but less heralded is their shared interest in the seventh art. Though many filmmakers have tried their hand at filming Borges and Casares’s novels and stories, these adaptations are only one aspect of the rich intersection between the world of cinema and their literary universe. This film series attempts to expand the resonance of these two major figures of the 20th century, looking beyond their literary fame to explore what made them men of cinema.