An interview with Carmen Maura

On Saturday evening I attended “An interview with Carmen Maura” at the Institut Francais. Carmen Maura is one of Spain’s most famous actresses – she has appeared in several of Pedro Almodovar’s film. She’s the one in the middle of the photograph below.

a picture of carmen maura

The interview was part of the Spanish film festival that has just recently finished here in London – don’t ask why it was held in the French institute. The interview was quite interesting. She talked about some of her films and she came across as very down to earth and quite funny – normal. At one point she was asked by the interviewer why she had decided to take a particular role in a film – I can’t remember the role or the film – and she replied in Spanish, “Because it was a fucking good role”. It made the translator’s job more interesting at least.

I decided that it would be a good time to try out the camera on my mobile phone. As you can tell from the quality of the photograph I haven’t quite mastered the camera settings yet. You would think the picture would have come out pretty good when you consider that I was sitting in the third row from the front but alas no. I won’t be giving up my day job to become a photographer just yet!

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