Instituto Cervantes held the final leg of the PELÍCULA Spanish Film Festival, now on its 18th edition, at the Cinematheque Center in Iloilo City. A selection of films from the festival will be screened in their original Spanish version with subtitles in English. Tickets are free of charge.
The festival kicked off on 7 November with the Argentinean black comedy El cuento de las comadrejas (The Weasels’ Tale), which won the “Premio del Público/Audience Choice Award” of PELICULA 2019.
On 8 November, another comedy, Mi obra maestra (Gastón Duprat, 2018) which got the Audience Award at the Valladolid International Film Festival in 2018, was shown.
The popular Spanish comedy El mejor verano de mi vida (Dani de la Orden, 2018) was screened on 9 November. It tells the story of an unlucky salesman burdened with debt, who tries to fulfill a promise he made to his son to go on an unforgettable summer holiday.
Finally, the festival closed with the drama El reino (Rodrigo Sorogoyen, 2018). A film that offers an interesting insight into contemporary politics and corruption.