Película-Pelikula: Film Festival To Showcase Deeply Rooted Spanish-Philippine History
Luckily, Asia’s biggest Spanish festival is happening right here in Manila! Película-Pelikula is a great cross-cultural event and will feature over 20 selected contemporary films from Spain and Latin America. This year the event turns 16 and to celebrate, the festival will host two Spanish directors.
Salvador Calvo will be in Manila to open the festival with his movie 1898, Los últimos de Filipinas. The epic movie takes on the tragic and traumatic last stand of the Spanish rule, played out in the jungles of their former colony, the Philippines.
Sally Gutiérrez will be present for the world premiere of her documentary Ta acorda ba Tu El Filipinas? In a multi-layered dialogue between Spain and the Philippines, shadows of former world empires and current post-colonial cross-hatchings emerge through the pluralism of language itself.
The festival includes a multitude of genres, from romance and comedy (La noche en que mi madre mató a mi madre, El ciudadano ilustre) to documentaries (Frágil equilibrio), thrillers (Al final del túnel, El hombre de las mil caras), animation movies (Psiconautas), and dramas (Que Dios nos perdone, Tarde para la ira).
Película-Pelikula will feature movies from Argentina, Mexico and Venezuela. In collaboration with the Embassy of Argentina, the festival will show the documentary El auge del humano, the multi-awarded comedy El ciudadano ilustre, and the drama Kóblic.
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