Instituto Cervantes, the Embassy of Spain and the Film Development Council of the Philippines will feature “Contemporáneos,” a film cycle consisting of four contemporary Spanish films, from July 3 to 6 at the FDCP Cinematheque Centre in Iloilo City.
The film series will open on July 3 at 6 p.m. with “No sé decir adios” (2017) directed by Lino Escalera. In the film, Clara receives a call from her father, with whom she has not spoken for a long time. He is suffering from a terminal illness, which Clara refuses to accept. Against everyone’s advice, she takes her father to be treated, both escaping the reality which neither can accept.
Elena Martín’s “Julia Ist” (2017) will be screened on July 4 at 6 p.m. The film tells the story of Julia, whose future had been very 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 did she know what she wanted to do with her life.
The documentary “Saura(s)” (2017) by Félix Viscarret will be shown on July 5 at 6 p.m. It features filmmaker and writer Carlos Saura through his conversations with his seven children.
The film cycle will close on July 6 at 4 p.m. with the drama “María y los demás” (2016). In the film, María has been taking care of her family ever since her mother died. She is responsible yet controlling, and when her father falls in love with his nurse and announces his engagement to her, María feels as though her life is falling apart.
The film screenings are free on a first-come, first-served basis. For further information visit Instituto Cervantes’ website (http://manila.cervantes.es) and/or their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila).