Technopolis 20 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes of Nicosia and the Embassy of Spain in Cyprus presents the cinema circle entitled “Contemporary Spanish Movies” beginning on March 23 until April 20, 2015. The screenings will take place every Wednesday, at 7:30pm. The programme of the movies as follows:
23/3/2016, Living is easy with eyes closed 30/3/2016, Stockholm 6/4/2016, People in places 13/4/2016, Black diamonds 20/4/2016, Wounded Entrance: 3 euro (one screening)/ 10 euro (5 screenings) Information: 70002420.
INFORMATION FOR THE MOVIES Living is easy with eyes closed/ Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (Spain, 2013) Director: David Trueba Actors: Javier Cámara, Francesc Colomer, Natalia de Molina, Ramon Fontserè, Jorge Sanz, Ariadna Gil, Rogelio Fernández Duration: 108’ Suitable for all ages. In Spanish with Greek subtitles. In Spain in 1966, Antonio a teacher and a Beatles fan – facets he combines by getting his pupils to recite the lyrics from “Help” in English class. When he learns that his idol John Lennon is making a film in Almería, he resolves to meet him. On the journey he picks up two young runaways: Belen, a pregnant girl fleeing a convent, and Juanjo, a boy escaping a dictatorial father. The movie won 6 Goya Awards (2014 Spanish Academy): Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Javier Cámara), Best New Actress (Natalia de Molina), Best Screenplay and Best Original Score (Pat Metheny). Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO1jXG38XbM
Stockholm / Stockholm (Spain, 2013) Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen Actors: Javier Pereira, Aura Garrido Duration: 89’ Suitable for ages 16 and up. In Spanish with Greek subtitles. In Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s second feature film, a boy and girl meet at a party in Madrid; after she rejects his initial advances and he persists, following her through a romantic late-night cityscape, they spend the night together. The next day, in the cold light of his apartment, they begin to see who they really are and realize that they are seeking entirely different things. The stylish, unsettling film received a Goya award for Best New Actor, and “has achieved minor cult status in Spain.” Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOonrstKiSs
People in places / Gente en sitios (Spain, 2013) Director: Juan Cavestany Actors: Maribel Verdú, Adriana Ugarte, Alberto San Juan, Antonio de la Torre, Santiago Segura, Coque Malla, Ernesto Alterio, Javier Gutiérrez, Carlos Areces, Irene Escolar, Julián Villagrán, Raúl Arévalo, Roberto Álamo, Eva Llorach, Eduard Fernández, Javier Botet, Tristán Ulloa, Diego Martín etc. Duration: 77' Suitable for all ages. In Spanish with Greek subtitles. The first-time feature filmmaker Juan Cavestany stages a series of bizarre, Buñuelian scenarios that offer a cracked view of contemporary Spain in the wake of the economic crisis. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obdXsr2q5Gw
Black diamonds / Diamantes negros (Spain and Portugal, 2013) Director: Miguel Alcantud Actors: Hamidou Samaké, Setigui Diallo, Guillermo Toledo, Carlos Bardem, Carlo D'Ursi, Ana Risueño, Santiago Molero, Alassane Diakité, Victor Gonçalves, Raúl Tejón, Daniel Muriel, Juan Martín Gravina. Duration: 94' Suitable for ages 12 and up. In Spanish, French and μπαμπάρα with Greek subtitles. This Spanish/Portuguese production, a docudrama directed by Miguel Alcantud, traces the journey of two young boys from Mali across Spain, Portugal, and northern Europe—an odyssey of deceptions and abuses—after they are persuaded to pursue their dream of becoming professional soccer players. Revealing the sordid underground of Europe’s most popular sport, the film received the Audience Award (Premio del Público) at the Málaga Spanish Film Festival. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AquHxRZIM1Q
Wounded/ La herida (Spain, 2013) Director: Fernando Franco Actors: Marian Álvarez, Manolo Solo, Rosana Pastor, Ramón Barea, Andrés Gertrúdix, Ramón Agirre, Luis Callejo Duration: 99' Suitable for ages 16 and up. In Spanish with Greek subtitles. Ana (Marian Álvarez) is 28. She feels useful and satisfied in her routine work helping others. Nevertheless, outside of her working day, Ana has serious problems relating to people. She is socially awkward and even aggressive towards those people closest to her and whom she loves. Ana cannot control this behaviour or her emotions, so she suffers constantly and feels tormented and guilty. Really she would just like to feel at ease with herself and with others, to be happy. But her self-destructive, self-harming behaviour only isolates her more and more. Ana is unaware that she suffers from what psychiatrists call Borderline Personality Disorder. The movie has received an important number of awards in international film festivals in Spain, France and Mexico. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/74513492