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Instituto Cervantes rolls out Spanish drama, ‘La buena estrella’ this weekend

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This weekend Instituto Cervantes invites to enjoy for FREE another Spanish memorable film:

LA BUENA ESTRELLA (Lucky Star). Directed by Ricardo Franco in 1997, this intense drama received five Goya Awards –Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay among them. It revolves around the toxic relationship between a woman and two opposite men.

LA BUENA ESTRELLA stands out for the superb interpretation of the three leads: Antonio Resines, Jordi Mollá and Maribel Verdú. Resines won for his rendition of a kind man the Goya Award as best actor over Jordi Mollá, also nominated. The female role of the triangle is played by Maribel Verdú, a very 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 culmen, and she was nominated for her role in this film as a leading actress in the Goya Awards. Maribel Verdú visited Manila in 2015, to grace the inauguration of PELíCULA, the Spanish Film Festival.

LA BUENA ESTRELLA will be available with English subtitles. Please note that it will be accessible from the Philippines only on July 25 & 26 (Saturday & Sunday). To access the film and the password kindly click here:

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 scheduled for Sunday, July 26, at 5pm (Manila time), and will be about LA BUENA ESTRELLA. It will be moderated by Jessica Zafra, who will be joined by Philippine ambassador Celia Anna Feria, film producer Monster Jimenez, and actress Annicka Dolonius. If you wish to attend the online discussion kindly access through this link:

Further information on the film is available at this page:

The film, presented by Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines, and the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain, will be in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free. For further information and updates on this film series, please check out or Instituto Cervantes’ Facebook page:

(Press release/Instituto Cervantes Manila)

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