Do you like Spanish cinema? The Instituto Cervantes de Manila and the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain invite you to enjoy Spanish film classics with «Clásicos contigo / Classics with You», a cycle that will be shown through the Instituto Cervantes channel on the Vimeo platform, for free.
This weekend’s film is Viridiana, directed by Luis Buñuel in 1961. Reputed as one of Buñuel’s masterpieces, it received the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival that same year. To access the link to the movie and password, please log on to Instituto Cervantes de Manila’s website: http://manila.cervantes.es. The movie, subtitled in English, will be available for the Filipino audience on May 23 & 24 and has a presentation by Filipina writer Jessica Zafra, found on this link: https://vimeo.com/420737933.
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The program “Classics with you” brings back eleven great feature films that connected with the public of their time and that today are considered reference films of Spanish cinematography. It is a commitment to quality Spanish cinema designed for cinephiles around the world. The eleven movies, subtitled in English, will be shown over eleven weekends –one film per weekend, being each title available only for 48 hours.
The film cycle started last May 9 with Death of a Cyclist (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1955), and continued the following week with Welcome, Mr. Marshall!, (Luis García Berlanga, 1953). After the screening of Viridiana, another relevant title will fill up the last weekend of May: El verdugo, a black comedy directed by Luis García Berlanga in 1963.
The “Classics with You” program will follow in July with La vaquilla (1985), by Luis García Berlanga; The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) and The South (1983), directed by Víctor Erice; The good star (1997), by Ricardo Franco; The Holy Innocents, signed by Mario Camus in 1984; Tasio (1984), by Montxo Armendáriz; and Carol’s Journey, directed by Imanol Uribe in 2002.
The films are presented by Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain, AECID and the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines. The screenings will be in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free. For further information and updates on this film series, please check out http://manila.cervantes.es or Instituto Cervantes’ Facebook page: www.facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila.