Spanish films at UP Diliman on June 20-21

On June 20 and 21, Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Spain present “Contemporáneos”, a film cycle featuring four contemporary Spanish films at the UP Film Institute in Diliman, Quezon City.

The film series opens on June 20 at 5 pm with Julia Ist (2017) by Elena Martín. The future had been very clear for Julia, until she joined the Erasmus program in Berlin where she was completely alone. She realized that she did not know herself that well nor what she wanted to do with her life.

At 7 pm, No sé decir adiós (2017), by Lino Escalera is screened. Clara receives a call from her father, with whom she has not spoken for a long time. He is suffering from a terminal illness, which Clara refuses to accept. Against everyone’s advice, she takes her father to be treated, both of them escaping the reality which neither can accept.

The drama María y los demás (2016) is shown on June 21, at 5 pm. Ever since her mother died, María has been taking care of her family. She is responsible yet controlling, and when her father falls in love with his nurse and announces his engagement to her, María feels as though her life is falling apart.

On June 21, 7 pm, the film Saura(s) (2017) by Félix Viscarret closes the cycle. A documentary featuring film maker and writer Carlos Saura though his conversations with his seven children.

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