El Bola at the 2022 Ibero-American Film Showcase

  • Film
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Thu, June 30, 2022
  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
El Bola at the 2022 Ibero-American Film Showcase

The Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association presents its annual film showcase, with films from 18 countries, including the Spanish film “El Bola.”

The Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association presents the 2022 Ibero-American Film Showcase, coming back with an in-person edition highlighting stories of overcoming and resilience. Starting on June 22, this special program offers free screenings of Ibero-American movies in different venues in D.C., including some special screenings at Franklin Park and Mitchell Park.

El Bola

  • Directed by Achero Mañas, Spain, 2002, 83 minutes.
  • In Spanish with English subtitles. Watch trailer.

Pablo (El Bola) is a 12-year old boy raised in a violent and unforgiving environment. Embarrassed by his family life, he retreats from his classmates, engaging them only through a dangerous game. The arrival of a new boy at school, from whom he learns a new definition of friendship, leads to the discovery of a family where communication and love prevail over domination and violence.


Venue map

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20009



Presented by the Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association (AACIA) in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs-MOLA, the EU National Institutes for Culture-EUNIC, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, D.C., The Washington Diplomat, The Washington Hispanic, and Cultural Tourism DC.



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