Films From Spain San Diego
The monthly film series is back to present the best Spanish cinema and culture in the city.
The House of Spain in San Diego, a nonprofit devoted to promote the culture of Spain in San Diego, organizes the second edition of Films from Spain. The event is a series of screenings of Spanish films, held once a month from October until February in the Museum of Photographic Arts. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy outstanding films from Spain, from successful recent releases to all-time masterpieces, some of which have never been screened before in San Diego.
The Mexican Suitcase (La Maleta Mexicana)
- On Tuesday, October 28 at 7 pm.
- Trisha Ziff , 2011, documentary, 86 minutes. In Spanish, Catalan and English with English subtitles.
- An internationally acclaimed documentary about the story of the recovery of 4,500 negatives taken by photographers Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David Seymour during the Spanish Civil War. Shot in Spain, Mexico, France and the United States, the film shows over 300 images from The Mexican Suitcase: interviews, survivors, the younger generations in Spain and Mexico as well as photographers and the curators.
To Return (Volver)
- On Tuesday, November 18 at 7 pm.
- Pedro Almodóvar, 2006, comedy/drama,121 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles.
- Two sisters learn that the bonds of family don’t always end after death in this story directed by two-time Academy Award-winner Pedro Almodóvar. The film explores the interactions between three generations of women in a Spanish family representing a comedic and compassionate tribute to women and their resilience in the face of life’s most outrageous adversities. Winner of numerous film festival and critics’ awards, Volver is a hilarious tale of love, loss and forgiveness.
- On December 16 at 7 pm.
- Icíar Bollaín, 2007, comedy/drama, 100 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles.
- The director of Even the Rain examines in this film the lives of three women working for a detective agency in Madrid. These women of different generations, investigate the secrets of others, but end up uncovering their own families’ lies and truths they would prefer to ignore. The film explore present-day relevant topics such as gender equality, modern relationships, and 21st-century surveillance culture, with subtlety and maturity.
25 Carat (25 Kilates)
- On January 27 at 7 pm.
- Patxi Amezcua, 2008, thriller, 86 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles.
- A young girl, who is a thief, and her crooked dad, who is in trouble, get attached to a debt collector whose life is in turmoil too. Together they hatch a plan to solve their problems. With a solid script and excellent actor performances, 25 Carat is one of the best Spanish thrillers of the recent years.
Tapas Bar (Tapas)
- On February 24 at 7 pm.
- José Corbacho, Juan Cruz, 2005, comedy/drama, 94 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles
- Five stories are uncovered around a tapas bar in a picturesque neighborhood of a big city in Spain. The stories are served like tapas, in small savory pieces. A middle-age divorcée looking for love, a bar owner with a low opinion of the human race, two young supermarket stockers with party on their minds, an old lady who deals drugs to finance her husband’s declining years, and a Chinese chef. This pleasant collage, winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the Montréal World Film Festival, is an honest, funny and caring praise to the everyday life stories in a Spanish suburb.