Recent Spanish Cinema Returns To Los Angeles October 11th to 14th
CHAMPIONS (CAMPEONES), from director Javier Fesser, is Spain’s official submission for the Best Foreign-Language Film at the next Academy Awards ceremony and will be this year’s opening night film at the 24th annual Recent Spanish Cinema on October 11 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.
This year’s program showcases 6 Los Angeles premieres and among those invited it includes directors Javier Fesser, Ramón Salazar and Gustavo Salmerón, who will be presenting their films at the Egyptian Theater.
Presented and produced by The Spanish Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA), The American Cinematheque and EGEDA U.S., RECENT SPANISH CINEMA has showcased for more than two decades the most recent Spanish cinema to Angelenos.
The lineup includes Ramón Salazar’s critically acclaimed drama SUNDAY’S ILLNESS (LA ENFERMEDAD DEL DOMINGO), starring Barbara Lennie and Susi Sanchez; a moving drama, THE GIANT (HANDIA) winner of 10 Goya Awards, including Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best New Actor (Eneko Sagardoy); the box office hit LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY, AND A CASTLE (MUCHOS HIJOS, UN MONO, Y UN CASTILLO) from Gustavo Salmeron, winner of Best Documentary at the Goya Awards and at the Premios Platino del cine Iberoamericano this year; Fernando Colomo’s crowd-pleasing comedy THE TRIBE (LA TRIBU) starring Paco León and Carmen Machi; as well as the delightful hit musical HOLY CAMP! (LA LLAMADA) which mixes Catholicism and reggaetón as it accompanies aspiring teen singers on a mandatory religious retreat and lastly, Arantxa Echevarria’s feature film debut, CARMEN Y LOLA, which follows the blossoming romance of two gypsy girls in Madrid.
The program includes special screenings and events which include the opening night reception at the Egyptian Theater, a panel discussion with actors and directors in attendance and the screenings of a series of shorts including the Goya Award-winning MOTHER (Madre) and a special screening for kids of TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE SECRET OF KING MIDAS (TADEO JONES 2: EL SECRETO DEL REY MIDAS) in partnership with the attaché of education of Spain in Los Angeles.
For tickets and more information visit- http://www.larecentspanishcinema.com/