Goya en Burdeos (1999)

Film & Videos

Instituto Cervantes Dublin,
Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2

6pm Wed 23 July

Goya en Burdeos (1999)

Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He’s living with his much younger wife Leocadia and their daughter Rosario. He continues to paint at night, and in flashbacks stirred by conversations with his daughter, by awful headaches, and by the befuddlement of age, he relives key times in his life, particularly his relationship with the Duchess of Alba, his discovery of how he wanted to paint (insight provided by Velázquez’s work), and his lifelong celebration of the imagination. Throughout, his reveries become tableaux of his paintings.


As part of the Carlos Saura cinema screenings accompanying the exhibition  Leopoldo Pomés & Carlos Saura: Portraits.