Oct. 5 to 15; Greenbelt 3 Cinemas, Makati; for more information and for screening schedules, visit www.manila.cervantes.es, or find them on Facebook @InstitutoCervantesManila
This year, the Spanish Film Festival will showcase more than 20 of the best recent films from Spain and Latin America.
On Oct. 6, at 4:30 p.m., Spanish director Sally Gutiérrez will present her non-fiction film Ta acorda ba Tu el Filipinas?, which was selected by several film festivals around the world like the Seminci (Valladolid, Spain) and the Los Angeles Philippine Film Festival. The Manila screening will be the world premiere of Gutiérrez’ work.
The festival’s line-up of films includes genres ranging from romance and comedy (La noche en que mi madre mató a mi madre, El ciudadano ilustre) to documentaries (Frágil equilibrio), thriller (Al final del túnel, El hombre de las mil caras), animation (Psiconautas), and drama (Que Dios nos perdone, Tarde para la ira).
On Oct. 10, in collaboration with the Embassy of Argentina, Película will focus on the Argentinean film industry with the showing of the documentary El auge del humano, the multi-awarded comedy El ciudadano ilustre, and the drama Kóblic, which will be played at 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m., respectively.
Aside from the cultural exchange and entertainment in store at the festival, exciting prizes – including a round-trip ticket to Spain – are in store for lucky raffle winners. For every five movies viewed, members of the audience qualify to join the raffle by entering their vote for the Audience Choice Award; a highlight of every edition of PELÍCULA.