PELÍCULA: Spanish Film Festival 2015
Película, the biggest Spanish film festival in Asia, is back on its 13th year! Featuring the best of contemporary Spanish cinema, the 2015 run will have 2 legs: one from October 8 to 18 at the Greenbelt Cinemas and another from October 19 to 25 at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Building in Intramuros.
About 30 films are included in the festival, with genres ranging from romance and comedy to documentary, suspense, and drama. Here are some of the entries that moviegoers should not miss:
Tres bodas de más (Three Many Weddings)
Ruth finds herself unable to refuse the invitations to the weddings of three of her former lovers, all happening in just a month. She eventually discovers what she wants during the weddings.
De aliados a masacrados
Shot in documentary form, De aliados a masacrados tells the story of the Filipino-Spanish population in the hands of the Japanese forces during the Second World War.
Todos están muertos (They are all Dead)
Lupe is a pop-rock star… back in the 80s. Now, she’s stuck with her old mother Paquita and a teenage son. Unknown to her, Paquita is running out of time and must prepare her family for a life without her.
Milagro en Praga
Two families of Mexican and Czech upbringings cross paths in a romantic comedy adventure set in the picturesque city of Prague.
La plaga (The Plague)
The documentary follows the lives of 4 individuals over the course of 4 years, as they struggle to lead decent lives in a contemporary, crisis-hit Spain.
Moviegoers also get a chance to win a round-trip ticket to Spain and other exciting prizes just by watching 5 movies during the festival.
Check out the schedule for the Greenbelt run below. Tickets are sold at P100 on Sureseats.com and over the counters.
For the Intramuros leg, screenings are free of charge. For more information, visit the Facebook page of Instituto Cervantes de Manila.
Article by Mina Loyola