Instituto Cervantes, in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain, Intramuros Administration and the Film Development Council of the Philippines will be holding this March “Espacio Femenino: Spanish and Filipino Female Filmmakers,” a film cycle featuring works of female directors, with the aim of highlighting the contribution of women to the film industry.
Starting on March 9, the films will be screened every Saturday at 4 p.m. at Instituto Cervantes Intramuros, located at Plaza San Luis Complex, Intramuros. The film cycle will open with 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. She least expects to meet Ruben, her ex-boyfriend, who broke off with her unexpectedly years ago for no apparent reason without even saying goodbye.
Galician film “A Palabra Xusta” (2016), whose protagonist is a 92-year-old teacher who returns to a house that has seemingly stood still in time, will be shown on March 16. There, she starts a conversation with her memories, reflections of a life trapped in old photographs, and the memory of the love of her life, Antonio Beiras.
Short films by female directors will be featured on March 23. These include “Café Para Llevar” (2014), “Una Vez” (2015), “Camino De Agua Para Un Pez” (2016), “Einstein-Rosen” (2016), “Lucrecia” (2016), “Conservas” (2017), and Filipino short film “Gikan sa Ngitngit nga Kinaidlaman” (2017), to be presented by its director, Kiri Dalena.
Finally, the film cycle will close on March 30 with Meritxell Colell’s “Con El Viento” (2017), which is about a dancer and choreographer, Mónica, who receives a call informing that her father is seriously ill. Unfortunately, he dies before she gets to see him. Her mother asks her to stay and help her sell the house. However, they are like two strangers who will have to know more about each other and learn to live together.
Free admission to all screenings on a first-come, first-served basis. For further information please log on to Instituto Cervantes’ website (http://manila.cervantes.es), Instituto Cervantes Facebook page www.facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila, or call Instituto Cervantes at (632) 5261482.