ON JUNE 20 and 21, Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Spain will present “Contemporáneos,” a film cycle featuring four contemporary Spanish films. The screenings will take place at the UP Film Institute in UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The film series will open on June 20, 5 p.m., with Julia Ist (2017) by Elena Martín. The film is about Julia, whose future was always so clear — until she joined the Erasmus program in Berlin where she was completely alone. She realized that she did not know herself that well nor what she wanted to do with her life.

Later in the evening, at 7 p.m., the cycle will continue with No sé decir adiós (2017), by Lino Escalera. In it, Clara receives a call from her estranged father — he is suffering from a terminal illness, and against everyone’s advice, she takes her father to be treated, both of them escaping the reality which neither can accept.

The drama María y los demás (2016) will be shown on June 21, at 5 p.m. It tackles the reactions of María, who has been taking care of her family since her mother died, to her father’s announcement that he has fallen in love with his nurse and is engaged.

The film cycle will close on June 21, 7 p.m., with Saura(s) (2017) by Félix Viscarret, a documentary featuring film maker and writer Carlos Saura told though his conversations with his seven children.

The film screenings are free on a first-come, first-served basis. For details visit http://manila.cervantes.es or www.facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila.