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Netflix shows the first images of the series One Hundred Years of Solitude

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Netflix shows the first images of the series One Hundred Years of Solitude

This Wednesday, the streaming platform Netflix excited literature fans by publishing the first images of its long-awaited series ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’, based on the acclaimed novel by Colombian writer and Nobel Prize winner in Literature Gabriel García Márquez, who today 10 years of his death are commemorated.

The preview of the series, directed by the talented Argentine filmmakers Alex García López and Colombian Laura Mora, transports us to the magical and fascinating world of Macondo through iconic scenes from García Márquez’s masterpiece. One of the highlights of the trailer shows Colonel Aureliano Buendía, played by actor Claudio Cataño, facing the firing squad, while an omniscient voice recites the first lines of the novel that captivated the entire world.

The one minute and 29 second video immerses us in the immersive and surreal plot of ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’, also showing images of the exodus starring José Arcadio Buendía and Úrsula Iguarán, in their incessant search for happiness and escaping the curse familiar.

The series, which will be released this year on Netflix, was filmed entirely in Colombia and has the support of García Márquez’s family, especially his sons Rodrigo and Gonzalo, who served as executive producers of the project.

In addition to Claudio Cataño, the series has a cast of talented actors, including Jerónimo Barón, Marco González, Leonardo Soto, Susana Morales, Ella Becerra, Carlos Suárez, Moreno Borja and Santiago Vásquez.

‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’, first published in 1967, is considered a masterpiece of universal literature that has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into more than 40 languages. With its arrival on Netflix, the series promises to bring the magic and intrigue of Macondo to more than 260 million subscribers in 190 countries around the world.

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Colombia celebrates the tenth anniversary of the death of Gabriel García Márquez with the program “Gabo de 10 a 100”

Ten years ago, on April 17, 2014, Gabriel García Márquez, the genius behind the magical world of Macondo, died at the age of 87 in Mexico City. In honor of this event, Colombia has launched the “Gabo de 10 a 100” program, an initiative of the Gabo Foundation and the Ministry of Cultures that seeks to commemorate and celebrate the different facets of the life and work of the Colombian Nobel Prize winner, and that will culminate in the centenary of his birth on March 6, 2027.

As explained by Jaime Abello, director of the Gabo Foundation, this program’s main objective is to get preparations on track for the great centenary of García Márquez in 2027, which will coincide with the 60th anniversary of the first publication of ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’. «We want a centenary of great significance, that goes beyond the typical and pre-established molds and that leaves its mark through initiatives, through a repositioning of the narrative of Gabriel García Márquez as a creator, but also as a thinker from the global south. for the world,” Abello said in statements to EFE.

One of the main tools of this program is the ‘Gabo Tree’, a conceptual matrix in different formats that highlights the breadth of interests and motivations of the 1982 Nobel Prize winner in Literature. This initiative will bring together testimonies from personalities of contemporary culture about the stories of the writer and will have a physical representation at the XXXVI International Book Fair of Bogotá (Filbo), which opens precisely this April 17.

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The Ministry of Cultures also joins this celebration with the activation of the Gabo tourist routes, a journey through places in the Colombian Caribbean related to the work of García Márquez, as well as various actions that seek to highlight the iconic figure of the author. In addition, activities are being prepared to commemorate the three years remaining until the centenary, including the presentation of the book ‘The Doctors of Macondo’ and the participation of Colombia as a guest country of honor at the 2027 Guadalajara International Book Fair, where Gabo will be honored as a universal writer who transcends borders and cultures.

“We want a different, participatory, innovative centenary that not only exalts the figure of Gabo but really leaves, based on the topics that interested him the most, a lot of inspiration and many opportunities for new generations,” concluded Abello, highlighting Colombia’s commitment to keeping the legacy of Gabriel García Márquez alive until 2027 and beyond.

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