Back again this year after the forced break last autumn, Discover the Ibero-American cinema exhibition, conceived and promoted by the Instituto Cervantes.
From 18 June to 10 July 2021 in three Italian cities – Rome, Naples and Palermo – the ninth edition of the film festival curated by Gianfranco Zicarelli and Jose Cantos will be held, with the public in presence and in complete safety.
Organized in collaboration with the embassies in Italy of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and the support of the Italolatinoamericano Institute and TurEspaña, Discover this year presents 12 works in original language with subtitles in Italian, representing as many countries. A large showcase that offers the public a multicultural panorama of the Hispano-American world and its lively cinema scene, through national premieres and special screenings.
“El cuento de las comadrejas”, an Argentina / Spain co-production directed by Oscar-winning director Juan José Campanella with Graciela Borges, Oscar Martínez and Luis Brandoni is the title that inaugurates this edition of Discover. Among the films on the bill: “Jaulas” by the Spanish Nicolás Pacheco, the political thriller “Araña” (Spider) directed by the Chilean Andrés Wood, the Honduras / USA co-production “Un lugar en el Caribe” by Juan Carlos Fanconi, “Colors” by the director and screenwriter Luis Cepeda and “Las toninas van al Este”, a film written, directed and starring the Uruguayans Verónica Perrota and Gonzalo Delgado. “The Birders” by American director Gregg Bleakney, a road movie-style documentary filmed in the Orinoquia prairies in Colombia – with Diego Calderón and Keith Ladzinski, photographer of National Geographic – which shows birds and rare species, will close the review.
From 21 June, however, the screenings will also take place in Naples, in the new headquarters of the Instituto Cervantes in via Chiatamone and in Palermo, at the Church of Santa Eulalia dei Catalani, in via Argenteria Nuova.
To anticipate this edition of the Ibero-American cinema exhibition there will be a tribute to Luis García Berlanga (1921 – 2010), one of the most eminent figures of 20th century Spanish cinema. On the centenary of his birth, an online cycle with four works by the great Valencian filmmaker will be proposed on the Vimeo channel of the Instituto Cervantes: “Esa pareja feliz” (1951), “Calabuch” (1956), “Plácido “(1961) and” Patrimonio nacional “(1981).
DISCOVER Ibero-American cinema exhibition
The program of the IX edition
Instituto Cervantes in Rome, Via di Villa Albani 16
Free admission, reservations required
Friday 18 June at 8 pm
The Tale of the Weasels by Juan José Campanella (Argentina)
Saturday 19 June at 8 pm
Jaulas by Nicolás Pacheco (Spain)
Thursday 24 June at 8 pm
A place in the Caribbean by Juan Carlos Fanconi (Honduras)
Friday 25 June at 8 pm
Colors by Luis Cepeda (Dominican Republic)
Saturday 26 June at 8 pm
Araña di Andrés Wood (Cile)
Thursday 1 July at 8 pm
The Toninas go to the East by Verónica Perrota and Gonzalo Delgado (Uruguay)
Friday 2 July at 8 pm
Mataindios by Óscar Sánchez and Robert Julca (Peru)
Saturday 3 July at 8 pm
Martín & Margot by Chris Kummerfeldt Quiroa (Guatemala)
Wednesday 7 July at 8 pm
We all change di Arturo Montenegro (Panama)
Thursday 8 July at 8pm
The promise of Óscar Blancarte (Messico)
Friday 9 July at 8 pm
Killa di Alberto Muenala Pineda (Ecuador)
Saturday 10 July at 8 pm
The Birders di Gregg Bleakney (Colombia)
Source: Umberto Di Micco – DMV communication