Pelicula: 11th Spanish Film Festival

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The 11th Película Spanish Film Festival, the largest celebration of Spanish and Latin American film making in Asia and the Pacific, announces the line-ups for this year’s Official Selection, Documentary and Short films and Latin-American film gems program.

A selection of dramas and the hilarious sit alongside unabashed popular blockbusters - the celebration of Spanish and Latin American films will be delivered yet again at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas from October 4 to 14. Specific times and ticketing information are available on the Festival website, or in the Instituto Cervantes Facebook page.

The films in this year’s competitions include several Asian premiers and the audience choice winner will be announced at on October 14. Alongside the movie screenings at the Greenbelt 3 mall will be a meet-and-greet with Filipinos by renowned Spanish director Alberto Rodríguez on October 8. Considered to be as one of the most widely-known directors in Spain, Rodríguez directed 7 vírgenes in 2005 which premiered in the San Sebastian Film Festival, receiving positive reviews and ultimately garnering 6 nominations for the Goya Awards.

Official Selection

Festival organizers selected 16 films remarkable for their original concept, striking style, and overall excellence. Multi-awarded films like Arrugas, Madrid 1987, and the Spanish horror thriller film Mientras duermes (Sleep Tight) make their Philippine premier at the film festival.

Other films include the contemporary film noir No habrá paz para los malvados (No rest for the wicked) and the gritty realistic thriller Grupo 7 (Unit 7) about a group of cops who break all the rules to clean up Spain’s ghettos in the 80’s. The film has also made it to Spain's three-pic shortlist for its foreign-language Oscar candidate this year.

Contact Details:
For more information, please call (63 2) 526-1482
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Instituto Cervantes
855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Thursday October 4, 2012 - Sunday October 14, 2012


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