Interview

'A band is like a relationship'

Ander from Paraguay, well that is where you where born. Where is your family from?Yes, I was born in Paraguay. My surname is a bit strange because my grandfather was born in Russia. That is where it comes...

'The girl off the telly'

You need no introduction, you were a symbol of the Gauche Divine period and one of the most popular actresses in the 1960s.I have been very lucky, but my career was all a coincidence. I got married at...

Your 'friend' on the Internet

Do I call you a YouTuber? Or an influencer?I don't like any of those names; I just try to communicate with people, but I suppose influencer is the word.What does that entail?I tell stories related to video...

Mateo Gil

'Small budgets give you total freedom'

He has worked as a scriptwriter for filmmakers of the likes of Alejandro Amenábar, and for films such as Tesis, Mar Adentro and Ágora. He also directed the thriller, Nadie conoce a nadie, as well as...

Food for thought

You have lived in Catalonia for 16 years but the story of how you came to live here is interesting:I was born in Cameroon –where my mum was in training for finances. My parents are from Rwanda. When...

Becoming somebody new

Your film, La propera pell (The Next Skin), won six awards at the Malaga film festival and three Gaudí awards for best film in Catalan, best script and best actress (Emma Suárez).It is a film co-directed...

On the grammar of DNA

Why is Catalonia so big in biomedicine?It's out of proportion with the size of the country. This in part is due to the long tradition of business, but also to the long tradition in medicine. There have...

'I am an eclectic person'

Where are you from Marga and what a beautiful name!I am from Equatorial Guinea. My name Marga comes from the name Margarita. Like the pizza or the drink or the flowers. My grandmother is also called Margarita.Most...

A song for the world

You are the new director of the Orfeó Català choir and artistic advisor at the Palau de la Música. How do you manage to combine this with your activities abroad?With great difficulty and a lot of planning....

Returning smiles to kids' faces

How did the Quintana lab come about?ES: We had both gone to Seattle to do post-doc degrees in neurobiology and were in neighbouring labs, which allowed us to collaborate on various projects. After we finished...