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AMATEUR FILM UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF NEO-REALISM
UNA AVENTURA VULGAR


Country: Spain
Year: 1953
Duration: 20'
Direction: Antonio Crespo
Screenplay: Antonio Crespo
Photograph: Antonio Medina Bardón
Editor: Antonio Crespo, Antonio Medina Bardón
Production: Luis Álvarez Pastor

Sinopsis

This film tells the story of a man who, following signs of good luck, buys a lottery ticket on the very day when he is run over by a car. When he is discharged from hospital, he finds out that his ticket –a winning number, indeed– is gone. In his desperate search for the lost ticket, he even tries to commit suicide. A masterpiece of amateur film containing unique images of Spain in the 1950s.
Awards
Silver Medal, Best novel filmmaker, Best script, Best actor; XVI Concurso Internacional de Cine Amateur de Barcelona (1953)


Bio

Antonio Crespo Pérez (1929-2009) worked as a journalist and secondary school teacher until 1982. He first approached the world of film in the 1940s, as a critic writing in different publications. He then founded several film clubs and associations. He shot Una aventura vulgar in 1953 and the film entered the Barcelona National Film Competition. Crespo Pérez taught Scriptwriting and Film Editing at CAAM and wrote several books on film teaching and aesthetics, alongside many essays and novellas.
Filmography
Una aventura vulgar (1953)
Concierto de Varsovia (1954)
El misterio del castillo (1954)
Momento (1954)
Del Impresionismo al Arte Abstracto (1954)
La llamada (1958)
With the collaboration of:
PROMOTED BY
Gobierno de Navarra
ORGANIZED BY
NICDO
WITH THE AID OF
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural Española
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaGoethe InstitutCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteTeatro GayarreLa Fábrica
MEMBER OF
PantallaIberofestLa Mesta
PARTNERS
Filmoteca de NavarraPlanetario de PamplonaMuseo OteizaMuseo Universidad de NavarraHotel Tres ReyesHotel Maisonave
MEDIA PARTNER
Radio 3

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