Sunday, September 30, 2012

Película 2012: 11th Spanish Film Festival in Manila

It's Película time once again in Manila! The annual Spanish film festival featuring the best of Spanish and Latin American cinema starts on October 4th and runs until the 14th at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas, Makati City. (And by the way, according to the Instituto Cervantes de Manila, it's the most important and most celebrated Spanish-language film festival in Southeast Asia.)








Check out the film schedule:




Plus as a special treat for this year's festival, they're flying in Spanish director Alberto Rodriguez to present his film, Grupo 7, and chat with the audience about the film after the screening. So be sure to catch Grupo 7 on October 8th!

Don't know what to watch? 
Here's some more info about the films:

The Instituto Cervantes de Manila website already has the synopsis of each film, so what I did here is just double check their IMDb ratings. Where the IMDb ratings are not available, I checked Film Affinity instead. (Film Affinity is a Spanish organization, so I'm betting their ratings of these films are pretty dependable. I noticed though that people on Film Affinity tend to give lower ratings that those on IMDb, so take their ratings with a grain of salt.)






Un Cuento Chino (A Chinese Tall Tale)
Sebastián Borensztein (2011)
Argentina

Synopsis on the Instituto Cervantes  de Manila website.
IMDb Rating: 7.2 stars







Dos Hermanos (Two Siblings)
Daniel Burman (2010)
Agrentina

Synopsis on the Instituto Cervantes de Manila website.
IMDb Rating: 6.7 stars







Pa Negre (Black Beard)
Agustí Villaronga (2010)
Spain

Synopsis on the Instituto Cervantes de Manila website.
IMDb Rating: 7.1 stars






Arrugas (Wrinkles)
Ignacio Ferreras (2011)
Spain

Synopsis on the Instituto Cervantes de Manila website.
IMDb Rating: 7.6 stars





Jacques Leonard el payo chac
Yago Leonard (2011)
Spain

Synopsis on the Instituto Cervantes de Manila website.
IMDb Rating: Not available.
Film Affinity Rating: 6.7 stars






Madrid 1987
David Trueba (2011)
Spain

Synopsis on the Instituto Cervantes de Manila website.
IMDb Rating: 7.0 stars






Mientras Duermes (Sleep Tight)
Jaume Balagueró (2011)
Spain

Synopsis on the Instituto Cervantes de Manila website.
IMDb Rating: 7.1 stars







Lo Mejor de Eva (The Best of Eva)
Mariano Barroso (2012)
Spain

Synopsis on the Instituto Cervantes de Manila website.
IMDb Rating: 4.4 stars





No Habrá Paz Para los Malvados (No Rest for the Wicked)
Enrique Urbizu (2011)
Spain

Synopsis on the Instituto Cervantes de Manila website.
IMDb Rating: 6.4 stars






Katmandú, un espejo en el cielo (Kathmandu Lullabye)
Icíar Bollaín (2011)
Spain

Synopsis on the Instituto Cervantes de Manila website.
IMDb Rating: 5.3 stars





Grupo 7 (Unit 7)
Alberto Rodríguez (2012)
Spain

Synopsis on the Instituto Cervantes de Manila website.
IMDb Rating: 6.4 stars





Hollywood talkies
Óscar Perez (2011)
Spain

Synopsis on the Instituto Cervantes de Manila website.
IMDb Rating: not available




After
Alberto Rodríguez (2009)
Spain

Synopsis on the Instituto Cervantes de Manila website.
IMDb Rating: not available.









18 Comidas (18 Meals)
Jorge Coira (2010)
Spain

Synopsis on the Instituto Cervantes de Manila website.
IMDb Rating: 5.9 stars







Done el olor del mar no llega 
(Where the smell of the sea does not reach)
Lillán Rosado (2010)

Synopsis on the Instituto Cervantes de Manila website.
IMDb Rating: 2.5 stars






80 egunean
José María Goenaga (2010)

Spain


Synopsis on the Instituto Cervantes de Manila website.
IMDb Rating: 6.9 stars








La chispa de la vida (The Spark of Life)
Álex de la Iglesia (2011)
Spain

Synopsis on the Instituto Cervantes de Manila website.
IMDb Rating: 5.9 stars






Cinco metros cuadrados (Five square meters)
Max Lemcke (2011)
Spain

Synopsis on the Instituto Cervantes de Manila website.
IMDb Rating: 5.9 stars




Película is brought to you by:





Instituto Cervantes de Manila contact information:
855 T.M. Kalaw St.
1000 Ermita
MANILA, Filipinas
Tlf: 63 2 526 14 82 - 85
Fax: 63 2 526 14 49
cenmni@cervantes.es 

http://manila.cervantes.es

Official festival page for more information:
Official website: http://www.pelicula.ph/
Facebook page: http://www.pelicula.ph/Pelicula_Schedule.pdf
Click here to download the schedule in PDF format.

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