Instituto Cervantes features four contemporary Spanish films

Instituto Cervantes features four contemporary Spanish films
Photos courtesy of Instituto Cervantes de Manila

The Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Spain will present “Contemporáneos”, a film cycle featuring four contemporary Spanish films from June 20 and 21,  The screenings will take place at UP Film Institute, UP Diliman.

The film series will open on June 20 at 5pm 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.

Later in the evening, at 7pm the cycle will continue with No sé decir adiós (2017), by Lino Escalera. 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) will be shown on June 21, at 5pm. 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.

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

FREE ADMISSION on a first-come, first-served basis. For further information please visit Instituto Cervantes’ website ( and Facebook page (


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