A film selected by the resident Mikel Gurrea
Network, Sidney Lumet, USA, 1976, OV with spanish subtitles, 121’.
Network strikes me as being more topical now than ever. Back in the 1970s, script-writer Paddy Chayevsky and director Sidney Lumet managed to create an exact scrutiny analysis of ambition in the consumer society, of the superficial values of the media and spectacle culture. I discovered this brutally satirical film when I was living in London and I think in some way it influenced my most recent short film, Foxes. Because Network is a film that always keeps close to its characters; however twisted they may be, they are depicted as being products of a specific society. That’s an idea I find interesting and close to home