Albert Naudín. Spain. 2023. 70’
In 1883 Jacint Verdaguer, aged thirty-eight and accompanied by a shepherd, climbed up to the Puig de Balaig, in Canigó. From the top, Verdaguer contemplated the landscape and the idea of the protagonist of the poem he was writing was revealed to him, about a knight named Gentil, seduced by a fairy who takes him away in a carriage, flying across the Pyrenees. A route that Verdaguer completed on foot that year. Canigó 1883 is a biographical cocktail between the Pyrenean chronicles of the adventurous Verdaguer and the poet's most intimate story, often hidden between the verses of the poem.