Recent Cinema from Spain
Thursday, 11/08/2018 – 11/11/2018 07:30 pm – 12:00 am
174 E Flagler St,
Miami, Florida 33131
Cost: Free, $10-15
Recent cinema from Spain is the most important annual Spanish film showcase in Miami. After 7 editions, the series has become well established and has won its place on the city’s cultural and cinematic calendar. Every year the series gathers more than 4,000 viewers. Recent Cinema from Spain brings to Miami the unique opportunity to meet & greet Spanish film celebrities who are resenting the films and who participate in Q & A sessions after the movies. The series brings to Florida
the diversity of Spanish cinema.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8
6:30PM RED CARPET
*Discussion following the movie with filmmaker and actor Santiago Segura
EMPOWERED (SIN RODEOS). Dir. Santiago Segura, 2018, 87mts.
Paz seems to have the perfect life. She has a job, a partner and friends but something is missing. In reality there are things she is unhappy about. She feels anxious and burdened but can’t bring herself to express these feelings. Until one day she turns to a strange therapy that will make her say absolutely everything she thinks. How would your life be if you only said what you think?
Cast: Maribel Verdu, Diego Martin, Toni Acosta, Santiago Segura.
Producers: Atresmediacine SL, Bowfinger International Pictures SL, Sin Filtro la pelicula ,A.I.E., Tornasol, S.L.U.
International sales: Filmsharks International
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9
AT 10:00 AM – TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE SECRET OF KING MIDAS
*Children screening, by schools invite only
TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE SECRET OF KING MIDAS (TADEO JONES 2: EL SECRETO DEL REY MIDAS) 2017, Spain, 85 min., Dir. David Alonso & Enrique Gato. – Self-proclaimed international explorer Tad Jones is back for another adventure in this 2018 Goya winner for Best Animated Film. After a two-year separation following their expedition in Peru, Tadeo (Óscar Barberán) and Sara (Michelle Jenner) reunite in a quest to find King Midas’ necklace. Hot on their trails is greedy millionaire Jack Rackham (Miguel Ángel Jenner), who kidnaps Sara, the only person who knows where the parts of the necklace are located. It is all up to Tad and his band of misfits, including fellow-adventurer Tiffany (Adriana Ugarte), some animal friends, and one loudmouthed mummy, to stop Rackham and save the day.
This screening is in partnership with the attaché of education of Spain in Los Angeles.
Producers: TELECINCO CINEMA S.A.U., IKIRU FILMS, S.L., LIGHTBOX ANIMATION STUDIOS, S.L.,
4 CATS PICTURES, S.L., TADEO JONES Y EL SECRETO DE MIDAS, AIE, TELEFONICA AUDIOVISUAL DIGITAL, S.L
U.S. Distributor: Paramount
Round table at 6PM at CCE Miami
Recent Cinema from Spain Panel Discussion in the Centro Cultural Español with filmmakers and actors in attendance (60 min). Join us for a panel discussion with filmmakers and actors attending this year’s RECENT CINEMA FROM SPAIN. This is a free event. First come, first served.
Centro Cultural Español en Miami
1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL – 33132
AT 7:30 PM – CARMEN & LOLA
*Discussion following the movie with filmmaker Arantxa Echevarria
CARMEN & LOLA (CARMEN Y LOLA). 2018, 103 min. Dir. Arantxa Echevarria. Making her feature film debut, writer-director Arantxa Echevarria creates an impassioned love story both universal and sharply specific, following the blossoming romance of two young gypsy girls. Carmen (Rosy Rodriguez) and Lola (Zaira Morales) find freedom in each other’s company as they experience a true sense of identity for the first time. But as their relationship grows deeper, they face fallout from Madrid’s traditional Roma community. Featuring a vibrant cast of first-time actors, CARMEN Y LOLA premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival (Directors’ Fortnight) and marks the start of a promising filmmaking career.
Cast: Zaira Morales, Rosy Rodriguez
Producers: TVTEC Servicios Audiovisuales S.L
International Sales: Latido Films
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 – DOUBLE FEATURE AT 7:30PM
AT 7:30PM – THE REALM
*Discussion following the movie with actress Ana Wagener
THE REALM (EL REINO) 2018,131mts, directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen is a political thriller depicting the reality of our current world and portraying a segment of society, the political elite, as it had never been seen before, through the eyes of a corrupt politician trapped in a struggle for survival after having let his party’s and his own interests take him too far. Manuel (Antonio de la Torre), an influential regional vice-secretary who had everything in his favor to take the leap into national politics, becomes trapped in a struggle for survival after a leak involves him in a corruption scandal. How far is a person willing to go in order to hold on to power.? From the producers of The secret in their eyes and Marshland.
Cast: Antonio de la Torre, Ana Wagener, Barbara Lennie
Producers: Tornasol SLU, Atresmedia Cine SL, Trianera PC AIE, Bowfinger International Pictures SL, Le Pacte, Mondex, CIE, Film Stock Invesment SA
International sales: Latido Films.
AT 7:30PM – HOPELESSLY DEVOUT
HOPELESSLY DEVOUT (MI QUERIDA COFRADIA) ,2018, 87mts. Dir: Marta Diaz de Lope Diaz
A hilarious screwball comedy that brings a fresh perspective on female empowerment.First-time director Marta Lopez Diaz breaks through with this hysterical comedy that tears traditional taboos asunder.Carmen, a devout Catholic woman from Malaga, is about to be chosen leader of her local religious guild. But it all goes up in smoke when her biggest rival is chosen: Ignacio, a ridiculous, arrogant man who is also hell-bent on demoting her from her post. After an unfortunate accident, Ignacio is left unconscious in the bathroom and Carmen is forced to keep him hidden in her home all the while she receives a series of unexpected visitors. What at first seems like a terrible predicament could turn into Carmen’s chance to fulfill her dream.
Cast: Gloria Muñoz, Pepa Aniorte, Juan Gea, Manuel Morón.
Producers: La Zanfoña Producciones SL, Sacromonte Films SL, ESCAC Films SL.
International Sales: Film factory Entertainment SL.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11
7:30 PM SCREENING
*Special Screening with limited seating
EVERYBODY KNOWS, 2018,132mts, Dir: Asghar Farhadi.
Laura and her children travel from Buenos Aires to the village where she was born, on a Spanish vineyard, to attend her sister’s wedding but unexpected events lead this gathering towards a crisis which exposes the hidden past of the family.
Directed by two-time Academy Award winner Asghar Farhadi, Everybody Knows marks his first time directing in Spain. A psychological thriller that has Farhadi’s masterful direction and an all-star cast who deliver superb performances.
Cast: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín, Bárbara Lennie, Eduard Fernandez, Inma Cuesta and Jaime Lorente.
Producers: Morena Films, Entitled Films, A.I.E., Memento Films Production,Lucky Red.
US Distributor: Focus Features
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