Pelikula/Película: Manila Spanish Film Festival 2016 (Greenbelt 3)

PELÍCULA Manila Spanish Film Festival celebrates its 15th edition with an 11-day long film showing in Greenblelt 3 Cinemas. This year, PELÍCULA Manila Spanish Film Festival features 20 award-winning Spanish and Latin American films from various cinematic genres, drama, action, comedy, thriller, adventure, romance, animation, and fantasy.

Created in 2002, organized by Instituto Cervantes Manila, in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain to the Philippines, PELÍCULA Manila Spanish Film Festival “has grown through the years to become the most important exhibition of Spanish Cinema in the Southeast Asian region”. It showcases the best full-length and short films with the brightest Spanish-speaking actors and the most compelling stories that usually put the audience at the edge of their seats.

Non-Spanish speakers have no need to worry because all films have English subtitles. Those who are afraid to get stuck in Metro Manila traffic need not fret either, PELÍCULA Manila Spanish Film Festival has Midnight Screenings on Fridays and Saturdays.

The 2016 PELÍCULA Manila Spanish Film Festival starts on October 6, 2016 and runs until October 16, 2016 in Greenbelt 3 Cinema 1. For the films and schedule of the second leg in FDCP Cinematheque Manila, please proceed here.

2016 PELÍCULA Manila Spanish Film Festival

2016 PELÍCULA Manila Spanish Film Festival

Schedule of Film Showing of the 2016 PELÍCULA Manila Spanish Film Festival at Greenbelt 3, Cinema 1 from October 6 to 16, 2015.

Schedule of Film Showing of the 2016 PELÍCULA Manila Spanish Film Festival at Greenbelt 3, Cinema 1 from October 6 to 16, 2016.

Here are all the full-length films shown at the 2016 PELÍCULA at Greenbelt 3, Cinema 1:

Summary and other details of A Esmorga by Ignacio Vilar, Anacleto by Javier Ruiz Caldera, Aquí no ha Pasado Nada by Alejandro Fernández Almendras, Azul y no tan Rosa by Miguel Ferrari, and B, La Película by David Ilundain.

Summary and other details of A Esmorga by Ignacio Vilar, Anacleto by Javier Ruiz Caldera, Aquí no ha Pasado Nada by Alejandro Fernández Almendras, Azul y no tan Rosa by Miguel Ferrari, and B, La Película by David Ilundain.

Summary and other details of Cien Años de Perdón by Daniel Calparsoro, El Abrazo de la Serpiente by Ciro Guerra, El Clan by Pablo Trapero, El Rayo by Ernesto de Nova and Fran Araujo, and Isla Bonita by Fernando Colomo.

Summary and other details of Cien Años de Perdón by Daniel Calparsoro, El Abrazo de la Serpiente by Ciro Guerra, El Clan by Pablo Trapero, El Rayo by Ernesto de Nova and Fran Araujo, and Isla Bonita by Fernando Colomo.

Summary and other details of La Tierra y La Sombra by César Acevedo, La Tropa de Trapo by Álex Colls, Las Ovejas no Pierden el Tren by Álvaro Fernández Armero, Mi Gran Noche by Álex de la Iglesia, and Palmeras en la Nieve by Fernando González Molina.

Summary and other details of La Tierra y La Sombra by César Acevedo, La Tropa de Trapo by Álex Colls, Las Ovejas no Pierden el Tren by Álvaro Fernández Armero, Mi Gran Noche by Álex de la Iglesia, and Palmeras en la Nieve by Fernando González Molina.

Summary and other details of Perdiendo el Norte by Nacho G. Velilla, Sacromonte, Los Labios de la Tribu by Chus Gutiérrez, Techo y Comida by Juan Miguel del Castillo, Truman by Cesc Gay, and Un Día Perfecto para Volar by Marc Recha.

Summary and other details of Perdiendo el Norte by Nacho G. Velilla, Sacromonte, Los Sabios de la Tribu by Chus Gutiérrez, Techo y Comida by Juan Miguel del Castillo, Truman by Cesc Gay, and Un Día Perfecto para Volar by Marc Recha.

On a personal note, I hope that Truman wins the Audience Choice award. I have not watched it yet, but the premise looks promising, and it has Ricardo Darín and Javier Cámara as its lead. Darín was too lovely in 2015 PELÍCULA Manila Spanish Film Festival Audience Choice Award recipient Relatos Salvajes (my review here). Cámara was breathtaking in Vivir es Facíl con los Ojos Cerrados.

PELÍCULA Manila Spanish Film Festival patrons can take part in daily contests and have a hand in voting for the Audience Choice film. All you need to do is rate the movie you have watched and do so for four other films. 🙂 You will get a chance to win a trip to Spain!!! 

PELÍCULA films are shown at 430pm, 7pm and 930pm on weekdays, and at 2pm, 430pm, 7pm, 930pm, and 12 midnight on weekends. Tickets are at P100 (US $ 2.07) per movie.

PELÍCULA will have a second leg of screenings at FDCP Cinematheque, Manila from October 19 to 23, 2016.

The 2016 edition of PELÍCULA will have screnings in Baguio, my beautiful province of Iloilo and Davao.

All images are scanned copies from the programme provided by Instituto Cervantes Manila. Thank you, Steve for the scanned copies.

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