Philippine Daily Inquirer / 06:03 PM July 19, 2021
This month, Instituto Cervantes Vimeo channel hosts the short-film series “Te estoy amando locamente (Falling in love with you madly),” featuring eight different LGTBI+ (lesbian, gay, transsexual, bisexual, intersex and more) stories by various Spanish filmmakers.
This film cycle presents personal stories, reflections and testimonies that direct our gaze toward underrepresented realities in the cinema—and, one might say, in all artistic manifestations. These are stories that deal especially, but not only, with gender identity, homosexual love and transsexuality.
The series kicked off July 7, with the screening of “Una dedicatoria a lo bestia.” A shocking documentary, it is a testimony about a little-known rehabilitation center for women between 13 and 21 years old that was in operation in a town near Madrid for four long decades.
The third week of the cycle will feature “Cantando en las azoteas” (Enric Ribes, 2017), a portrait of the 90-year-old Barcelona drag queen Gilda Love, accessible on July 21 and July 22 through the link vimeo.com/557970147.
On July 24 and July 25, Chilean directors Felipe Elgueta and Ananké Pereira will present their short film “Snap” (2018). (vimeo.com/557989467)
“Alma” (2018), directed by Santiago León Cuéllar, will be available July 28 and July 29 (vimeo.com/558009021). “El cuerpo de la mujer sin sombra” (Tamara García Iglesias, 2021) will conclude the film cycle on July 31 (vimeo.com/558011405).
The movies, presented by Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with the cinematographic distributor Marvin & Wayne, will be in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free.