5th Annual 'Festival of New Spanish Cinema' in Houston
The 2012 Festival of New Spanish Cinema in Houston presents some of the riskiest and most innovative Spanish films of the year.
In its fifth consecutive year, the 2012 Festival of New Spanish Cinema consolidates itself as the most important itinerant festival of contemporary Spanish Cinema in North America. The Festival, which will take place this year from September 2012 to March 2013, will screen some of the riskiest and most innovative Spanish films of the year, while providing a space for the audience to discuss the pieces with the filmmakers.
Selected films include Paco Leon's Carmina or Blow Up (Carmina o Revienta, 2012), the popular phenomenon that has been winning over audiences since its release; Iceberg, an insightful study of adolescence directed by Gabriel Velázquez; Wilaya (2011), a window into the lives of a Sahrawi family living in a Saharan refugee camp directed by Pedro Perez Rosado; No Rest for the Wicked (No Habra Paz Para los Malvados, 2011), the film that swept the Goya Awards this year directed by Enrique Urbizu; The Double Steps (Los Pasos Dobles, 2011), Isaki Lacuesta’s gorgeously shot award-winning film; and Sleep Tight (Mientras Duermes, 2011), the latest fright by mastermind of suspense Jaume Balagueró.
Rice University students, faculty members and staff: Free. General admission: $6. Students from other universities, seniors, and members of La Casa de España: $5.