Spanish Film Festival in Rome

The sixth edition of the capital's Spanish Film Festival takes place at the Cinema Farnese Persol in Campo de' Fiori from 9-15 May.

The week-long event features a mixture of classic and contemporary Spanish-language cinema from Spain and Latin America.

Opening the festival is the black and white silent movie Blancanieves (Snow White) by Pablo Berger, winner of 10 Goyas, the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars. Present at the screening will be the film's award-winning actress Macarena Garcia.

The Nueva Ola (New Wave) section of the festival showcases both mainstream and independent Spanish movies, while a new section showcases important South American films that are not well known in Italy.

There is a tribute to Spanish-Italian cinema, with a screening of Luis Garcia Berlanga's 1963 black comedy El verdugo (The Ballad of the Executioner), as well as a vintage cult section dedicated to Locos '80 (the crazy 1980s).

The Nueva Ola Latinoamericana showcases South American movies and includes guests such as Colombian director Ciro Guerra whose film Los viajes del viento (The Wind Journeys) closes the festival on 15 May.

All screenings will be in Spanish, with Italian subtitles. For full details see website.

General Info

Address Cinema Farnese Persol, Campo de' Fiori 56 tel. 066864395.

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Spanish Film Festival in Rome

Cinema Farnese Persol, Campo de' Fiori 56 tel. 066864395.

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