Instituto Cervantes celebrates Women’s Day with Spanish and Filipino films

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THIS MARCH, Instituto Cervantes, in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain, Intramuros Administration, and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, will present “Espacio Femenino: Spanish and Filipino Female Filmmakers,” a film cycle featuring movies by female directors, with the aim of highlighting the contribution of women to the film industry.

The movies will be held every Saturday at 4 p.m. at Instituto Cervantes Intramuros, located at Plaza San Luis Complex, Intramuros, Manila.

The film cycle will open on March 9 with the Spanish film Los amores cobardes (2018) by Carmen Blanco. Eva, a strong and independent woman, returns to her hometown to spend the summer holidays with her mother and Gema, her only true friend. And there she meets her ex-boyfriend, who broke off with her without even saying goodbye.

Galician film A palabra xusta (2016) will be shown on March 16. A 92-year-old teacher returns to a house that has seemingly stood still in time and starts a conversation with her memories and the memory of the love of her life.

On March 23, several short films will be featured, such as Café para llevar (2014), Una vez (2015), Camino de agua para un pez (2016), Einstein-Rosen (2016), Lucrecia (2016), Conservas (2017), and a Filipino short film — Gikan sa Ngitngit nga Kinaidlaman (2017).




The film cycle closes with Con el viento (2017) by Meritxell Colell, which is about a dancer who has to help her mother sell the house after her father died. However, they are like two strangers who will have to know more about each other and learn to live together.

Admission to the film showings is free on a first-come, first-served basis. For details visit http://manila.cervantes.es, the Instituto Cervantes Facebook page, or call 526-1482.