La Buena Estrella (Lucky Star), directed by Ricardo Franco in 1997, is this weekend’s feature in the ongoing Instituto Cervantes Manila film series.
La Buena Estrella is an intense drama, which garnered several Goya Awards: Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.
It revolves around the toxic relationship among a woman and two opposite men.
La Buena Estrella stands out for the superb interpretation by the actors of their roles, namely Antonio Resines, Jordi Mollá, and Maribel Verdú.
Resines won the Goya Award as best actor for his rendition of a kind man over Jordi Mollá.
The female role in the triangle is played by Verdú, a popular Spanish actress known internationally for the films Amantes (Vicente Aranda, 1991), Y tu Mamá También (Alfonso Cuarón, 2001), and Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006).
La Buena Estrella represents Verdú’s artistic summit. She was nominated for the Goya Awards best actress in this role.
Verdú visited Manila in 2015 to grace the inauguration of Pelicula, the Spanish Film Festival.
La Buena Estrella will only be accessible from the Philippines on July 25 and 26 (Saturday and Sunday), with English subtitles.
To access the film and the password kindly click here: https://cultura.cervantes.es/manila/en/La-buena-estrella/134431
Alongside with the screenings, Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Spain have programmed for every Sunday, at 5 pm (Manila time), an online discussion about the film shown during the weekend.
The next videotalk is on La Buena Estrella and is scheduled on Sunday, July 26, at 5 pm (Manila time).
If you wish to attend the online discussion, kindly access this link: https://zoom.us/j/92561281493
More information about the film is available at this page: https://cvc.cervantes.es/artes/cine/hojas/la-buena-estrella.htm
The film is presented by Instituto Cervantes Manila, in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines and the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain.
Admission is free.
Images courtesy of the Instituto Cervantes Manila
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