14th European Cinema Festival of Puerto Rico

  • Film
  • San Juan, PR
  • Thu, November 09 —
    Wed, November 15, 2023
14th European Cinema Festival of Puerto Rico

On the occasion of the 14th edition of the “European Cinema Festival of Puerto Rico,” the Spanish films “Matria,” “Secaderos”, and “La Pecera” will be screened, with film directors Rocío Mesa and Glorimar Marrero in attendance.

The European Film Festival of Puerto Rico (FECPR) is the main promoter of cinematographic and cultural exchanges between Europe and Puerto Rico, and works as a platform of great social and media impact that, through continuous film programs, promotes education, professional exchange, intercultural learning, community encounter and cooperation throughout the year.

The Festival has been taking place since 2010, and during its 14 editions it has attracted more than 66,000 spectators and has achieved more than 1 million reaches with its media coverage.

Spanish films at the 14th edition of FECPR

Tobacco Barns

  • On Thursday, November 9 at 9:15 pm.
  • On Friday, November 10 at 4 pm.
  • Directed by Rocío Mesa, Spain, 2022, 95 minutes.
  • Original title: Secaderos.
  • In Spanish with English subtitles. Watch trailer.
  • Post-screening Q&A with Spanish director Rocío Mesa.

The landscape of a rural area is filled with mysterious tobacco barns. Three generations spend the summer uncovering the secrets of these structures in a little town that is a childhood playground, a teenage cage, and an elder’s memory.


  • On Friday, November 10 at 6:30 pm.
  • Directed by Álvaro Gago, Spain, 2023, 90 minutes.
  • In Spanish with English subtitles. Watch trailer.

Ramona’s life in a Galician fishing village is a constant hustle. She works two jobs to provide for her estranged 18-year-old daughter while living with her not-quite-alcoholic boyfriend. When the industrial cleaning company where she works reduces her wages, Ramona quits and searches for a new job —and something new to live for.

The Fishbowl

  • On Wednesday, November 15 at 6:45 pm.
  • Directed by Glorimar Marrero Sánchez, Spain, 2023, 93 minutes.
  • Original title: La Pecera.
  • In Spanish with English subtitles. Watch trailer.
  • Post-screening Q&A with Spanish director Glorimar Marrero.

As cancer spreads, Noelia’s decision to return to her native Puerto Rico, to claim freedom. She reunites with her friends, family, who are still dealing with the contamination of the U.S. Navy after sixty years of military practices.


Venue map

Caribbean Cinemas Fine Arts, Av. de la Constitución, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico


More information

Festival de Cine Europeo


Presented by the Alliance Française, General Consulate of Spain in Puerto Rico with the support of the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C, and Acción Cultural Española.



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