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11th Spanish Film Festival 2012 – Manila (Films and Schedule)

One of the best things of being in and around Metro Manila is how film festivals are always organized to keep the cinephile spirit alive for the country. Aside from loyal competition that happen throughout, foreign-language film festivals contribute to the awakening of public’s interest of watching good quality movies. Somehow these festivals provide an option rather just going to the box-office and waste two hours. To be honest, some of the movies entered in some competitions are already available online but it is always a satisfying experience to see them on the big screen. After a break from blogging, the Spanish Film Festival is here to get me back to it.

The 11th Spanish Film Festival gathered 18 of Spain’s best recent movies including award- winning ones. Organized by Instituto Cervantes de Manila, Embassy of Spain in the Philippines, Film Development Council of the Philippines and AECID, the line-up is highlighted by Pan Negro (Black Bread) a controversial adaptation of Emili Teixidor’s novel Pan Negre. The movie explores its lead Andreu as he tries to discover the mysterious murder he witnessed as a child. Pan Negro, written and directed by Agustí Villaronga, won the prestigious Goya awards in 2010 for best film, best director for Villaronga and best actress for Nora Navas.

The festival is set to unfold October 4 and will last until October 14th. Greenbelt 3, Cinema 2 will host the event with tickets at P65 each.

Synopses of the official selection is available HERE or download the SCHEDULE: 11th Spanish Film Festival.

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