Spanish film series at CCP

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The Embassy of Spain in the Philippines, Instituto Cervantes de Manila and Cultural Center of the Philippines present “The Best of Spanish Cinema.”

Animation, short movies and award-winning films will be screened from April to July at the CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde.

To be shown this month are Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal’s animation project “Chico y Rita” (2010), which earned an Oscar nomination, and the film version of Paco Roca’s graphic novel “Arrugas” (2011), chosen Best Adapted Screenplay at the Spanish Goya Awards in 2012.

Also to be shown in the series are movies from Madrid en Corto, a program of the Promotion Office of the Audiovisual and Cinema School of the Community of Madrid.

Directors from the program, such as Abdelatif Hwidar (“Salvador”) and Natalia Mateo (“Ojos que no ven”), have been nominated for the Spanish Goya and even participated in the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale).

Also to be shown will be winners of the Goya Awards of the past few years:  “Camino” (Best Film 2009) by Javier Fresser; “Celda 211” (Best Film 2010) by Daniel Monzón; the Spanish Civil War movie “Pa Negre” (Best Film 2011) by Agustí Villaronga; and the thriller “No Habrá Paz Para Los Malvados” by Enrique Urbizu.

Admission is free.

Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Call CCP Media Arts at 8321125, locals 1704 and 1705; or Embassy of Spain at 8176676 loc. 112.

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