Sunday, September 28, 2014

13th Pelicula Spanish Film Festival in Manila | October 9-19, 2014

The PELÍCULA-PELIKULA: 13th Spanish Film Festival will run from October 9-19, 2014 at Greenbelt 3 Cinema in Makati City. It will feature the best and brightest of contemporary Spanish cinema at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas. Presented by Instituto Cervantes, the Embassy of Spain-AECID, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), Greenbelt and Ayala Cinemas, the 2014 edition of the Spanish Film Festival will screen more than 20 films.

Since its conception in 2002 by Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish Film Festival has been an annual attraction at the Ayala Cinemas, bringing the best of Spanish and Latin American cinema to the local audience of Manila. PELÍCULA-PELIKULA is a combination of the Spanish word “película” which means film and its Tagalog derivation “pelikula”, echoing the cultural ties shared by Spain and the Philippines. Putting the two together underlines the unique characteristics of this 2-week event as the biggest Spanish film festival in Asia.

To cater to a more wider audience, the film festival's provincial legs will also be held in Baguio, Iloilo, Zamboanga and Davao at different dates through the help of Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).

To commence the Festival, Greenbelt has closely collaborated with Instituto Cervantes to create an exhibit at the Greenbelt 5 Fashion Walk on October 10 to 18, 2014 that fuses film and human interaction. The exhibit will be launched on October 10 at 5:30 PM at the Greenbelt 5 Fashion Walk. Putting emphasis on the Festival’s acclaimed films, the exhibit will showcase a mirror display that will reflect various clips from the films. Shoppers will be encouraged to take a peek inside red boxes on tripods dispersed in the venue and view vignettes of the Spanish films.

Meet the Spanish Director Up-Close
The Festival has traditionally been graced by the presence of foreign filmmakers. In this edition, on October 10, at 7pm, Spanish filmmaker David Trueba will present his movie Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (2013), and will have an open forum after the screening.

David Trueba was the biggest winner at the latest Goya Awards through this film, bagging 6 major prizes – Best Film and Best Director among them. The film is the Spanish entry for the upcoming Oscars.

Audience Choice Award
During the 11-day festival, the audience will be given stubs in which they can rate the movies they have seen (from a score of 1 to 5). For every five movies, members of the audience qualify to join the raffle in which they get a chance to win a round-trip ticket to Spain, courtesy of Qatar Airways.

The film that has gotten the most number of votes and highest score wins the Audience Choice Award and the film shall have an additional screening on the last day of the festival.

Full Schedule:
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The rest of the line-up of films shows a list of genres ranging from romance, comedies (La gran familia española, By-pass, 2 francos, 40 pesetas, La vida inesperada) to documentaries (Mapa, Bertsolari, Espantapájaros)animation (Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones, La revolución de Juan Escopeta)suspense or drama (Todas las mujeres, Madrid 1987). The 2014 edition of the Spanish Film Festival will screen 19 films and 5 short films and feature the best of contemporary Spanish cinema.

13th Spanish Film Festival (Pelicula 2014): Film Trailers Playlist

Featured Films:
(click each title to see the schedule details)

2013 :  108 min
Director: David Trueba

2013 : 112 min
Director: Álex de la Iglesia

2011 : 104 min
David Trueba

2003 : 119 min
Director: David Trueba

2013 : 101 min
Director: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo

2012 : 85 min
Director: León Siminiani

2013 : 90 min
Director: Mariano Barroso

2013 : 116 min
Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca

2014 : 100 min
Director: Carlos Iglesias

2012 : 90 min
Director: Enrique Gato

10000 noches en ninguna parte
2013 : 113 min
Director: Ramón Salazar

2014 : 105 min
Director: Jorge Torregrosa

2012 : 98 min
Director: Aitor Mazo, Patxo Tellería

2012 : 53 min
Director: Ricardo del Conde

  • 2011 : 94 min
  • Fernando Javier León Rodríguez

2013 : 75 min
Director: Carlos Garcia Campillo

2011 : 90 min
Director: Asier Altuna

2012 : 70 min
Director: Erendira Valle

Presented by Instituto Cervantes, the Embassy of Spain, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), Greenbelt and Ayala Cinemas, PELÍCULA is made possible by Emperador Distillers, Vibal Foundation, Qatar Airways, in collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico, Instituto Etxepare, Ayala Museum, Alba’s Restaurante Español, New World Hotel and Espa-Fil.

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