Press release from Instituto Cervantes:
On October 15 and 16, PELÍCULA-Spanish Film Festival will feature the program “Bergman in Spain” in Cine Adarna (UP Diliman). This curated film series gives honor to the Swedish director Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) as we celebrate his birth centennial this year.
After the Festival’s first leg in Greenbelt 3 Cinemas, the 17th edition of Instituto Cervantes’ PELÍCULA, in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden and the UP Film Institute, pays tribute to one of the main filmmakers in the History of Cinema through presenting two of Bergman’s films. In addition, two Spanish films influenced by the Swedish maestro’s filmography will also be presented.
The film series will kick off on October 15, at 5pm, with the screening of Bergman’s classic Wild Strawberries (1957). It will be followed at 7pm by the caustic family drama Cría cuervos, directed by Carlos Saura in 1975. On October 16, the program will conclude with back to back screenings of Bergman and Almodóvar –two world classics not to be missed. Persona (1966), arguably Bergman’s most memorable masterpiece, will be screened at 5pm. It will be followed at 7pm by Pedro Almodóvar’s unorthodox drama Tacones lejanos (1991).
During its first leg at Greenbelt 3, PELÍCULA 2018 offered a line-up of films ranging from romance (Los amores cobardes) and comedy (Campeones, La llamada, Mi querida cofradía) to documentary (Dancing Beethoven), adventure (Oro), animation (Atrapa la bandera, Memorias de un hombre en pijama), and drama (La novia). Aside from its line-up of movies in different genres, PELÍCULA’s first leg also showed Latin American cinema with feature films from Argentina (The Summit, The Last Suit), and Cuba (Últimos días en La Habana).
PELÍCULA 2018 will come to a close On October 20, at Instituto Cervantes Intramuros, with two special screenings. At 4pm, the “Premio del Público”, the movie chosen by the Audience as the best of the Festival, will be re-shown. Then at 6:30pm, Set B of the series Encuentros en el cine: Shorts from the Philippines and Spain will be screened. The program will feature six recently produced Spanish shorts and two Filipino short films —The Gathering, by Arvin Belarmino, and actor Xian Lim’s Our Love Story, his first attempt behind the camera.
Presented by Instituto Cervantes, the Embassy of Spain–AECID, TurEspaña, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), PELÍCULA is made possible by Emperador Distillers, Turkish Airlines, and PTC. The Festival is also in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden, Ayala Malls Cinemas, Ayala Museum, Ayala Land, UP Film Institute, ICAA, Intramuros Administration, Picasso Hotel, Cut Print Productions, and UP Círculo Hispánico.
For the schedule, line-up of films and further information on the Festival, please visit the Facebook page of Instituto Cervantes: www.facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila
For the schedule and further information on the Festival, please visit the Facebook page of Instituto Cervantes: www.facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila