Fortunata y Jacinta (TV series)

Fortunata y Jacinta is a 1980 limited television series consisting of an adaptation of 1887 Benito Pérez Galdós' novel Fortunata y Jacinta. Directed by Mario Camus, it was produced by Televisión Española (TVE) in collaboration with French TeleFrance and Swiss Telvetia. It starred Ana Belén as Fortunata and Maribel Martín as Jacinta. It originally aired on the flagship TVE channel.

Fortunata y Jacinta
GenreHistorical drama
Based onFortunata y Jacinta
by Benito Pérez Galdós
Directed byMario Camus
StarringAna Belén
Maribel Martín
ComposerAntón García Abril
Country of originSpain
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Running time~ 60 min per episode
Production companiesTelevisión Española
Telefrance
Telvetia
Release
Original networkTVE-1
Original release7 May (1980-05-07) –
22 May 1980 (1980-05-22)

PremiseEdit

The fiction is set in Madrid from 1869 to 1876.[1] It tracks the lives of the well-off Jacinta (Maribel Martín) and the lower-class Fortunata (Ana Belén) as well as their families and neighbors, depicting features such as the poverty, malice, greedness or social privilege of the time.[2]

CastEdit

Production and relesaseEdit

Fortunata y Jacinta was directed by Mario Camus. Produced by Televisión Española (TVE) in collaboration with French TeleFrance and Swiss Telvetia, the series had a 160 million peseta budget, an expensive budget at the time.[2] It was filmed from 14 May to 5 December 1979.[1] Besides the lavish set prepared to represent the Madrilenian Plaza de Pontejos [es], outdoor scenes were also shot in Madrid, Aranjuez, Boadilla del Monte, Villaviciosa de Odón, Toledo, Comillas, Burgos and Seville.[1]

The series consisted of ten episodes with a running time of roughly 60 minutes.[5]

It originally aired on TVE-1 from 7 May 1980 to 22 May 1980.[6] The series re-aired in Spain multiple times: 1983 (TVE-2), 1987 (TVE-1), 2005 (Canal Nostalgia) and 2007 (TVE 50 Años).[7] It was broadcast again on La 2 in 2020 on the occasion of the "Galdosian year".[8]

It was released in VHS format in 1994 and in DVD format in 2004.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Pérez Ordina, José Ramón (7 May 1980). "Cuatro años y 160 millones de pesetas para llevar "Fortunata y Jacinta" a Televisión Española". El País.
  2. ^ a b Onieva, Álvaro (23 April 2020). "'Fortunata y Jacinta', la adaptación de Galdós en TVE que sigue aún vigente". Fuera de Series.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g López-Baralt 1992, p. 44.
  4. ^ López-Baralt, Mercedes (1992). "'Fortunata y Jacinta' según Televisión española: la lectura cinematográfica del clásico galdosiano por Mario Camus" (PDF). V Congreso Galdosiano. 2.
  5. ^ Bellido 2011, p. 34.
  6. ^ Bellido, Pilar (2011). "Galdós en la memoria colectiva de Televisión Española" (PDF). Insula: 34. ISSN 0020-4536.
  7. ^ George, David R. Jr. (2013). "Restauración y transición en la Fortunata y Jacinta de Mario Camus" (PDF). IX Congreso Internacional Galdosiano. Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. p. 161.
  8. ^ García, Concha (14 May 2020). "Los grandes clásicos renacen en tiempos de sequía televisiva". La Razón.
  9. ^ George 2013, p. 161.