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Total war

Russia’s military offensive against its neighbour continues with attacks underway against the capital Kyiv and the main Ukrainian cities. As Russia intensifies the bombings, Zelensky condemns the deaths of over 2,000 civilians

Tono Folguera
ono Folguera PRODUCER OF GOLDEN BEAR WINNER ‘ALCARRÀS’

“This film will mark the history of this country”

Agustí Villaronga, Clara Roquet and other filmmakers and actors nominated for 2022 Gaudí Awards were busy congratulating Folguera for his success in the Berlinale film festival before this interview...

Dangerous therapy

TV Series The precedent for the collaboration between Nicole Kidman and producer David E. Kelley in the addictive Big Little Lies set the bar very high, but fans who might be hoping for a similar result...

MY CATALONIA

When I think of Catalonia what immediately comes to mind is the word ‘home’. I see the wide view across rows of vineyards, the mountains of the Penedès in the distance, the tops of Montserrat further...

IT’S THE ECONOMY, STUPID!

The famous phrase from James Carville to George H W Bush in 1992 could apply to the needs of Catalonia today. Catalonia is considered a relatively rich community. At the same time, it is estimated that...

“War! Japan attacks U.S.”

The Second World War became truly global when Japanese war planes attacked the US naval base in Hawaii, at Pearl Harbour, the strongest American base in the Pacific, on Sunday December 7, 1941. Many isolationist...

Anguish and religion

The American writer, director and producer Mike Flanagan has become the guru of Netflix horror series, with three consecutive products which have all received very good reviews. The Haunting of Hill House,...

Was it sexism?

It wasn’t widely reported in the English language media but Gabriel Boric, the new leftist President of Chile has a Catalan mother, María Soledad Font Aguilera, who was originally from the working class...

SHADOW OF THE PAST

Just recently we learnt of the premature demise of the European Parliament’s president, David Sassoli at the relatively young age of 65. Beyond the mourning, Mr Sassoli also epitomises, at least for...

Analysis

Putin’s OBSESSION

Since the middle of the first decade of the century, several analysts have pointed to the seeds of a new war between Vladimir Putin’s Russia (aided by his alter ego Dmitry Medvedev) and NATO (the United...