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02.02.2019 - Zaal 3


Guillermo Arriaga (1958, Mexico-City) is an author, screenwriter, director, and producer. At the age of 13, he lost the sense of smell after a brutal street fight that would later serve as inspiration for some of his work. He is best known for his work for praised movies Amores Perros, 21 Grams, and Babel. 

In January 2019, the Dutch translation of his new novel will be published: De ontembare (The Savage). A novel in which Arriaga skillfully intertwined two stories into a true classic about guilt and revenge. It is a stunning tale about Juan Guillermo, whose rough live takes place on the roofs of Mexico-City. The death of his older brother comes as a big blow. Four years later he also loses his parents and grandmother when they are murdered by the fanatical, religious cult of youngsters from his district. He is looking for revenge. Thousands of miles away, an Inuit is risking his life during an obsessive hunt for a notorious grey wolf in the North of Canada. The sun, dust, and noise are interchanged for snow, ice, and deafening silence. Both stories are an epic and intimate rite of passage.

During BorderKitchen Guillermo Arriaga will be interviewed (in English) by Gerlinda Heywegen about his work and new novel De ontembare (The Savage). After the interview, Arriaga will be available to sign books.

Date: Saturday 02 February 2019
Start: 20.00
Location: De Constant Rebecqueplein 20A, The Hague
Entrance fee: € 10,00 (ex. service fee)

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