'Spanish Cinema Now'

'Spanish Cinema Now'

The 21st edition of Spanish Cinema Now presents the latest, most exciting films from Spain, as well as a salute to surrealist master, Luis Buñuel.

One of the Film Society’s longest-running and most popular programs returns with another comprehensive look at the best from the past year in new Spanish cinema.

Kicking off this year’s series is Spain’s official Foreign Language Oscar submission, Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves, an extraordinary lush, silent retelling of Snow White, complete with a traveling troupe of bullfighting dwarves.

Closing out the festival is director Alvaro Longoria’s Sons of the Clouds, the newest film featuring Academy Award-winning actor Javier Bardem who takes audiences on a journey to the Western Sahara, where the Sahawai people wait for permission to return to their ancestral lands.

This year’s Spanish Cinema Now lineup also includes a diverse selection of shorts, ShortMetraje, presented by Pragda, celebrating its 10th anniversary and includes a wide array of unique films from emerging Spanish filmmakers.

Spanish Cinema Now will also include a retrospective for surrealist master filmmaker Luis Buñuel and will feature a selection of films celebrating his work as director, producer and screenwriter. The sidebar includes Tristana, starring young screen siren Catherine Deneuve. The Instituto Cervantes New York will also be hosting lectures and special screenings to celebrate Buñuel from December 11-14.

Blancanieves, 2012, 104m. Opening Night! Friday, December 7 at 6:30 pm. Director Pablo Berger in person!
Animals, 2011, 100m.
The Body (El Cuerpo), 2012, 95m.
Carmina or Blow Up (Carmina o Revienta), 2012, 70m.
Chrysalis (De tu Ventana a la Mía), 2011, 95m. Director Paula Ortiz in person at the December 9th screening!
The Cold Call (A Puerta Fría), 2012, 80m.
Dream and Silence (Sueño y Silencio), 2012, 120m.
The End (Fin), 2012, 90m. Director Jorge Torregrosso in person at the Saturday, December 8th screening!
Frozen Silence (Silencio en la Nieve), 2012, 114m.
Ghost Graduation (Promoción Fantasma), 2012, 97m.
Iceberg, 2012, 90m.
Orange Honey (Miel de Naranjas), 2012, 101m.
Painless (Insensibles), 2012, 100m.
The Sleeping Voice (La Voz Dormida), 2011, 128m. Director Benito Zembrano in person at the Sunday, December 9th screening!
Wilaya, 2012, 97m.
Winning Streak (Los Pelayos), 2012, 101m. Director Eduard Cortés in person!
Wrinkles (Arrugas), 2011, 89m.
Sons of the Clouds (Hijos de las Nubes, La Última Colonia), 2012, 110m.

View the full Spanish Cinema Now program. The Instituto Cervantes New York will also be hosting lectures and special screenings to commemorate Buñuel from December 11-14.

  • Film
  • New York
  • Dec 7, 2012Dec 16, 2012


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Presented by the Film Society in collaboration with the Spanish Film Institute (ICAA) in Madrid and the Instituto Cervantes in New York. Special thanks also to the Spanish Consulate General in New York.