Spanish Cinema Now 2012 Dec 07 – Dec 16

Spanish Cinema Now 2012
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Purchase your tickets online and you'll automatically be entered to win Spanish masterpieces from the Criterion Collection including Victor Erice's The Spirit of the Beehive, Carlos Saura's Cría Cuervos, Luis Buñuel's Virdiana and more! Winners will be notified via email by Friday, December 21.

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, including Blancanieves, Spain’s official Foreign Language Oscar submission, Sons of the Clouds, the latest from Javier Bardem, and a special sidebar devoted to the surrealist master Luis Buñuel.

Buñuel in Spain 
Don't miss this special retrospective devoted to master filmmaker Luís Buñuel's work as director, producer, and screenwriter in his native Spain! Additional screenings will be held at the Instituto Cervantes.

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Blancanieves

Blancanieves

Pablo Berger | 2012 | 104 mins

Opening Night! Director Pablo Berger in person!

An extraordinary re-reading of the classic Grimm Brothers tale as a lush silent melodrama, complete with a wicked stepmother and a traveling troupe of bullfighting dwarves.

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Sons of the Clouds

Sons of the Clouds

Alvaro Longoria | 2012 | 110 mins

Closing Night!

Academy Award-winning actor Javier Bardem takes us on a journey to the Western Sahara, where the Sahawai people wait for permission to return to their ancestral lands.

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Animals

Animals

Marçal Forés | 2011 | 100 mins

Pol is a seemingly normal teenager with a family, homework, and a stuffed bear who speaks English named Deerhoof; all is well until he starts to get drawn into the dark world of a new classmate.

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The Body

The Body

Oriol Paulo | 2012 | 95 mins

When the body of a murdered woman disappears from the morgue, an unlikely partnership develops between a police inspector and the victim’s husband.

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Carmina or Blow Up

Carmina or Blow Up

Paco León | 2012 | 70 mins

Parly a hilarious picaresque comedy, partly a love letter to his mother, Paco León’s impressive debut establishes its young director as a real talent to watch.

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Chrysalis

Chrysalis

Paula Ortiz | 2011 | 95 mins

Director Paula Ortiz in person at both screenings!

The wonderful Maribel Verdu co-stars in this chronicle of three generations of women each trying to control their own destinies against the background of a rapidly changing Spain.

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The Cold Call

The Cold Call

Xavi Puebla | 2012 | 80 mins

Forced to get a new contract signed or else lose his job, a businessman prepares for a meeting at a trade fair with a big American magnate (Nick Nolte).

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The Daughter of Juan Simón

Jose Luis Saenz de Heredia | 1935 | 69 mins

Screening as part of our Luís Buñuel retrospective, Buñuel in Spain.

A shameless melodrama about betrayal and redemption made even more outrageous under producer Buñuel’s surreal eye. With Carmen Amaya.

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Don Quintin the Bitter

Luis Marquina | 1935 | 87 mins

Screening as part of our Luís Buñuel retrospective, Buñuel in Spain. Screening introduced by Jose Maria Prado, Director of the Filmoteca Española.

Buñuel served as producer and uncredited screenwriter for this tale of a cuckolded businessman who, on his deathbed, meets the child he abandoned years before.

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Dream and Silence

Dream and Silence

Jaime Rosales | 2012 | 120 mins

One of Spain’s most provocative filmmakers, Rosales (La soledad, Bullet in the Head) offers an unsettling tale of a man who, following her death in a car accident while he was driving, forgets he ever had a daughter.

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The End

The End

Jorge Torregrossa | 2012 | 90 mins

Director Jorge Torregrossa in person at December 8 screening!

An already tension-filled reunion among old friends turns terrifying when it seems as if some inexplicable, apocalyptic catastrophe has taken over the planet.

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Frozen Silence

Frozen Silence

Gerardo Herrero | 2012 | 114 mins

A group of Spaniards in the notorious "Blue Division"--both volunteers and conscripts sent by Franco to fight alongside the Germans on the Russian front--fear they have a serial killer in their midst.

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Ghost Graduation

Ghost Graduation

Javier Ruiz Caldera | 2012 | 97 mins

Teacher and psychic Modesto (Raul Arevalo) gets a new assignment: to help a group of teenage ghosts graduate from the high school they’ve been haunting.

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Iceberg

Iceberg

Gabriel Velázquez | 2012 | 90 mins

Join New Wave, Film Society's young patron group for film lovers in their 20s and 30s, in celebrating Spanish Cinema Now's 21st birthday with a happy hour before the screening featuring a collection of Spanish wines, tapas and live music!

Beautifully shot in Salamanca, this deceptively tranquil look at three teenagers who try to drop out from the world masks the enormous tensions and contradictory emotions lurking just below the surface.

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Land Without Bread

Land Without Bread

Luis Buñuel | 1936 | 30 mins

 Part of our Luís Buñuel retrospective, Buñuel in Spain!

Two documentaries, the first a remarkable portrait of one of the poorest regions of Spain, the second an early chronicle of the Civil War produced and scripted by Buñuel. Screening with España 1936 (Jean-Paul Le Chanois, 1937).

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Orange Honey

Orange Honey

Imanol Uribe | 2012 | 90 mins

Actress Blanca Suarez in person for December 12 screening!

Stationed in his girlfriend’s hometown, a young solider in ‘50s Spain discovers the brutal truth of the Franco regime.

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Painless

Juan Carlos Medina | 2012 | 100 mins

A taut, provocative thriller that spirals between the Thirties and the present as it recounts the terrible story of a Civil-War era clinic and its experiments with children naturally immune to pain.

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ShortMetraje: New Spanish Shorts

ShortMetraje: New Spanish Shorts

Various | Various | 96 mins

Screening introduced by Martín Rosete, director of Voice Over.

ShortMetraje comes back full force, this time celebrating its 10-year anniversary. This edition's fantastic line-up includes a wide array of formats, genres, and styles by a group of emerging filmmakers whose talents will shape the future of Spanish cinema.

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Tristana

Tristana

Luis Buñuel | 1970 | 95 mins

Given charge of a young orphan, Don Lope eventually turns her into his lover in this beautiful meditation on guilt and forgiveness. With Catherine Deneuve and Fernando Rey.

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The Sleeping Voice

The Sleeping Voice

Benito Zambrano | 2011 | 128 mins

Dulce Chacon’s bestselling novel about female prisoners in the early years of the Franco regime is brilliantly adapted to the screen.

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Viridiana

Viridiana

Luis Buñuel | 1961 | 90 mins

Screening as part of our Luís Buñuel retrospective, Buñuel in Spain. 

One of Bunuel’s unquestionable masterpieces, the story of a young woman’s attempt to create a kingdom of virtue among the poor and desperate. With Silvia Pinal.

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Wilaya

Wilaya

Pedro Pérez Rosado | 2012 | 97 mins

After living for years in Spain, a young woman is forced to rejoin her family in a massive refugee camp in the Western Sahara.

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Winning Streak

Winning Streak

Eduard Cortés | 2012 | 101 mins

Actors Miguel Angel Silvestre and Blanca Suarez in person!

In this fast-paced comedy, casino gambler Gonzalo finally figures out a way to beat the odds, drafting his somewhat reluctant family into a scheme to make a killing at the roulette table.

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Wrinkles

Wrinkles

Ignacio Ferreras | 2011 | 89 mins

A beautifully animated tale of resistance, friendship and life set among the inhabitants of an elderly care facility.

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