This quick but intense cinematographic tour ends with the film Días Contados (Numbered days). This film is based on a Juan Madrid’s novel and it uses Cuesta de Gomérez as a breath-taking focal point, both visually and emotionally. Cuesta de Gomérez is a passage through time, which connects the bustling Plaza Nueva to the peace, serenity and timeless calm of the Alhambra woods.
This is the street that the protagonists starred by Carmelo Gómez and Ruth Gabriel climb up in order to run away from their problems. They go to the Alhambra Palace Hotel looking for a break, a hideaway to release their endless passion.
Conversely, Antonio de la Torre’s character in Cannibal is walking down Cuesta de Gomérez to the city when he finds the picture of a murdered woman. He is facing the harsh reality again.
Puerta de las Granadas is indeed a space-time gate that connects the millenary Granada that has been dreamt, imagined, painted and recorded throughout the history with the booming, vibrant and real Granada of the 21st century.
“Eva was given the infinity in her hands and was made responsible for starting the world and initiate time. Only she embraced the challenge.” Gioconda Belli, Infinity in the palm of Her Hand.
Jesús Lens. Writer and cinephile