With JULIE CHRISTIE, ADAM FOULDS, DEBORAH LEVY, KAMILA SHAMSIE, OWEN SHEERS, DUNCAN CAMPBELL.
This year the British Council, global partner of the Hay festival, proposes a reflection that goes beyond borders and time, a timeless vision on the creation and challenges at the beginning of this century.
Shakespeare and the fourth centenary of his death will of course occupy part of this programme with the screening of the acclaimed version of “Hamlet”, with the actress Maxine Peake in the title role, and the presentation of the anthology "Lunatics, lovers and poets, 12 stories inspired by Shakespeare and Cervantes", by the authors Deborah Levy, Kamila Shamsie, Marcos Giralt Torrente together with its editors Daniel Hahn and Joan Tarrida.
The programme will also address the turmoil of the twentieth century as an embryo of a twenty-first century which is more globalized than ever with the acclaimed writers Owen Sheers and Adam Foulds. A detailed description of our societies will be closely examined through the black genre with journalist Duncan Campbell and Lorenzo Silva.
The iconic British actress Julie Christie ("Doctor Zhivago", "Darling") will build bridges between Castilian and English through poetry, showing that only the homeland of the word exists. Finally, as it does every year, the Hay Festival will host the screening of the best British films of the year with the BAFTA shorts 2016.