October 30, 2020

Instituto Cervantes Nuevas Cinefilias: Introducing The Other Spanish Cinema

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  • This November, Instituto Cervantes and Festival de Sevilla, in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines, will treat Filipino film buffs to the “New Cinephilias Online”, a series of movies considered as “The Other Spanish Cinema”, a label with which the generation who started working with cinema at the dawn of the 21st century was named.

    Niñato (Kid)

    This film cycle will be shown through the Instituto Cervantes channel on the Vimeo platform and is freely accessible for 48 hours from their start date and time.

    It will kick-off with the award-winning documentary Niñato (Kid) directed by Adrián Orr on November 7, 2020, at 3 a.m Manila time (November 6, Friday at 8 p.m. in Madrid) until November 9.

    Niñato (Kid) was awarded as the Best Film during the 19th Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival).

    Niñato (2017)

    The cycle will continue on November 14, 2020, again at 3 a.m. Manila time, with the drama feature film Ver a una mujer (To See a Woman) by Mònica Rovira

    Ver a una Mujer by Mónica Rovira

    Another feature film A estación violenta (The Wild Season, 2018) will be shown on Saturday, November 20, 2020, at 3 a.m. in Manila.

    This dazzling debut of Anxos Fazáns, adapted from the homonymous novel by Manuel Jabois, showcases life in a city where there is no horizon other than that of an unhappy past and that of a lost generation. It is a story of silent loves, broken complicities, and mutual mistrust.

    A estación violenta (The Wild Season)

    Finally, the well-crafted documentary directed by Xavier Artigas and Xapo Ortega, Idrissa, crònica d´una mort qualsevol (Idrissa, Chronicle of an Ordinary Death, 2019) will conclude the film cycle on November 28, 2020, 3 a.m. Manila time until November 30.

    The film depicts how the Spanish legal system has made it nearly impossible to investigate the death of a 21-year-old Guinean migrant at the Centre d’Internament d’Estrangers de Barcelona (Foreigners Internment Center of Barcelona).

    All films will be in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is FREE.

    Idrissa Still

    These films are creations of filmmakers who sought to express themselves with new paradigms and who benefited from the freedom offered by the digital revolution. During the last twenty years, these artists have created a niche where they experiment with new narrative models.

    This “Other Spanish Cinema” has been strongly defended by festivals, which continue to act as places to inform and connect with contemporary moviegoers.

    For further information and updates on this film series, you may check out Instituto Cervantes’ website or Facebook page at facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila.


    What: New Cinephilias Online
    Where: Instituto Cervantes’s Vimeo channel
    When: November 7 to 28, 2020, 3 a.m.
    Admission: Free
    Website: manila.cervantes.es
    Facebook: facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila

    This is a press release. Edits were made prior to publishing. 

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