Wednesday, October 1, 2008

película pelikula: spanish film fest

reposted from my multiply account.
i can't believe i nearly forgot to tell you about this!

after cine europa comes another dose of films for everyone. :D

tickets are at P65 each, a bargain, since the screenings are at greenbelt 3's cinema 1.

here's a rundown of this year's films:

Bajo las estrellas (Under the stars)
Directed by Félix Viscarret
Benito tries to hinder the marriage of his brother Lalo but finds himself up against the bride-to-be Nines’ daughter. Winner of the 2008 Goya Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Concursante (The Contestant)
Directed by Rodrigo Cortés
Martin’s life becomes a roller coaster ride after winning almost 4 million dollars. Winner of the Critics Award at the 2007 Málaga Spanish Film Festival.

El Orfanato (The Orphanage)
Directed by Juan A. Bayona
Laura returns to the orphanage to discover that it has acquired a hunted, unhappy air.
Best Screenplay, Best New Director, Best Film at the Goya Awards 2008.

El pollo, el pez y el cangrejo real (The Chicken, the Fish, and the King Crab)
Directed by José Luis López-Linares
Jesús Almagro was a happy man when he won Spain’s National Award for Best Cook in 2007.

El violín (The Violin)
Directed by Francisco Vargas
Don Plutarco, his son Genaro, and grandson Lucio make a humble living as traveling musicians.El vion won the Best Actor Award at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by Carlos Saura
Carlos Saura makes an important change in his approach to musical films with his latest work, chosen Best Documentary of 2008 in the Cinema Writers Circle Awards.

Fuera de Carta (Chef’s Special)
Directed by Nacho G. Velilla
Maxi thinks his life is perfect until the ex-Argentinian football player moves in next door.
This comedy received the Audience Award at the 2007 Málaga Spanish Film Festival.

La caja (The Wooden Box)
Directed by Juan Carlos Falcón
The hated Don Lucio dies and all the neighbors visit him to settle old scores. Rest in peace, Don Lucio… if you can. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2007 Las Palmas Film Festival.

La torre de Suso (Suso’s Tower)
Directed by Tom Fernández
Cundo returns after a ten-year absence, on the news of the death of his best friend, Suso. Nominated at the 2008 Goya Awards.

Lo mejor de mí (The Best of Me)
Directed by Roser Aguilar
Raquel will have to ask herself what she would be willing to do for love. Winner of the Silver Leopard for Best Actress (Marián Álvarez) at the 2007 Locamo International Film Festival.

Los crímenes de Oxford (The Oxford Murders)
Directed by Álex de la Iglesia
Professor and student join forces to try and crack the code to unravel the mystery behind some murders.

Luz silenciosa (Silent light)
Directed by Carlos Reygada
Johan is passionately in love with Marianne despite being married to Esther and having seven sons. 2007 Jury Prize Winner at the Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by Icíar Bollaín
Three female private detectives cross the thin line between public and private matters in order to solve their professional cases. Best Original Screenplay Award at the 2008 Cinema Writers Circle Awards.

Miguel & William
Directed by Inés París
Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes, two writers, meet and duel with their pens to create a unique work for the love of Leonor. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2008 Peñiscola Comedy Film Festival.

Directed by Adriá García and Víctor Maldonado
Tim embarks on an exciting journey where he encounters the denizens of Nocturna. Best Animated Film at the 2008 Goya Awards.

Siete mesas de billar francés
Directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón
Josu Jon is treated in a prison hospital for amnesia after a clash with the Civil Guard. Winner of the Best Special Jury Award at the 2008 Málaga Spanish Film Festival.

Yo soy la Juani (My Name is Juani)
Directed by Bigas Luna
Juani leaves her boyfriend to do what she couldn’t have done while she was with him. Winner of the Best Actress Award (Verónica Echegui) at the Barcelona Film Award, 2006.

and screening schedules are posted on my calendar. :D yet another good reason to be at the office early. i can catch the first screening! :D

event information
película pelikula spanish film festival
date: october 1 to 12, 2008
venue: greenbelt 3, cinema 1
admission: P65 per film

1 comment:

kegler747 said...

I might try na manuod any of the featured films. Kahapon ko lang ito nalaman ng manuod kme ng Eagle Eye sa Greenbelt 3.