Walls Can Talk

Walls Can Talk / Las paredes hablan

(Documentary, Spain, 2022, 75’, C, Fr ST)

by Carlos Saura

Walls Can Talk (2022) is a documentary by Carlos Saura, selected for the “THEMA: Portraits, Landscapes, World” section of the 18th edition of the European Film Festival of Paris, Europe around Europe.


An unprecedented French premiere will take place during the Opening Ceremony at the Cinéma Les 7 Parnassiens in Paris on Tuesday March 14, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Walls Can Talk


Carlos Saura portrays the evolution and relationship of art with the wall as a creative canvas, travelling from the first graphic revolutions of the prehistoric caves to the most avant-garde urban expressions. A thrilling and personal journey in the company of figures including Miquel Barceló (the first contemporary artist still alive to expose his work at the Louvre) or Suso 33 (a reference within the Graffti and Muralism worlds) among many.


An immersive journey to the first creations, but especially to the first look

Carlos Loureda – Fotograma

“The director’s unique perspective on the origin of art”

Butaca and Butacón

“A delicious documentary”

David Martos – Onda Cero

Fascinating subject matter

International Screen


It is suspected or stealthily admitted that the now 90-year-old Spanish director, after being a photographer and director for almost 70 years, wants to understand not only the origin of art but also the impulse to reproduce the world which explains one’s own life.



Carlos Saura. Carlos Saura. Carlos Saura. Carlos Saura.


Carlos Saura


Carlos Saura, José Morillas


Juana Jiménez, Rita Noriega

Director of Photography

Inés Almirón, Raquel Forcén

Sound design

Vanessa Marimbert


Alfonso Aguilar

Original Music

Roberto Fernández

Sound mixing



María del Puy Alvarado, Anna Saura


Film Author :

Carlos Saura
Carlos Saura

Carlos Saura was born in 1932 in Huesca, Spain, into a family of artists. After the Civil War, he moved to Madrid and enrolled at the Instituto de Investigaciones y Estudios Cinematográfcos. After graduating in 1957, he made his frst medium-length documentary Cuenca, which marked the beginning of a Spanishstyle neo-realism. The thugs (1960) is his frst feature flm. The Hunt (1966, Silver Bear in Berlin) evokes the hidden consequences and psychological weight of the war, one of the main themes of his work. This was followed by La Madriguera (1969) and The Garden of Delights (1970). Cousin Angelica (1974) was selected in competition at the Cannes Film Festival and Cría Cuervos (1975) received the Grand Prix de Jury the following year. Until Franco’s death in 1976, Saura had to play with censorship, orienting his cinema towards a symbolic language. Living Fast (1981) won the Golden Bear in Berlin. From the 1980s, several of his flms explore the question of the representation of dance, music and spectacle: Blood Wedding (1981), Carmen (1983), Flamenco (1995), Goya in Bordeaux (1999, Ecumenical Jury Prize at the Montreal Film Festival), Tango (1998), Fados (2007), Flamenco (2010), Argentina (2015), Jota de Saura (2016) and the fctional flm El rey de todo el mundo (2021). He then directed a feature flm about the architect Renzo Piano, Renzo Piano, an Architect for Santander, and a short flm about Goya, Goya 3 de mayo. In 2021, he returned to the Civil War with the animated short Rosa Rosae. La Guerra Civil. His latest flm, The Walls Can Talk (2022), is a refection on art from its origins to the present day

Other movies: THEMA: Portraits, Landscapes, World

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