Back again this year after the forced break last autumn, Discover the Ibero-American cinema exhibition, conceived and promoted byCervantes Institute. From 18 June to 10 July 2021 in three Italian cities – Rome, Naples and Palermo – the ninth edition of the film festival will be held by Gianfranco Zicarelli and Jose Cantos, with the public in attendance 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 ofIstituto Italolatinoamericano and of TurSpain, Discover presents this year 12 works in the 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 film scene, through national premiere film e special screenings.
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“The tale of the weasels“, Argentina / Spain co-production directed by the Oscar-winning director, Juan Jose Campanella with Graciela Borges, Oscar Martínez and Luis Brandoni is the title that inaugurates this edition of Discover. Among the films on the bill: “Cages“Of the Spanish Nicolas Pacheco, the political thriller “Spider”(Spider) directed by the Chilean Andrés Wood, the Honduras / USA co-production “A place in the Caribbean” of Juan Carlos Fanconi, “Colours”By the director and screenwriter Luis Cepeda e “The dolphins go to the East“, A film written, directed and performed by the Uruguayans Veronica blunder and Gonzalo Delgado. The review will close “The Birders”By the American director Gregg Bleakney, a road movie-style documentary shot in the Orinoquia prairies in Colombia – with Diego Calderón and Keith Ladzinski, National Geographic photographer – showing birds and rare species.
The Ibero-American festival in Rome
Discover 2021 will take place in the green spaces of the Cervantes Institute in Rome, in via di Villa Albani, in compliance with the anti-Covid regulations in force. From Friday 18 June until 10 July, it will be possible to watch the 12 films on the bill, with free access subject to availability of seats (reservations required [email protected]).
The festival in Naples and Palermo
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 Garcia Berlanga (1921 – 2010), one of the most eminent figures of 20th century Spanish cinema. On the centenary of his birth, sul canale Vimeo of the Instituto Cervantes, an online cycle with four works by the great Valencian filmmaker will be proposed until June 27: “That happy couple” (1951), “calabuch” (1956), “Placid” (1961) e “National Heritage” (1981).
The program of the Instituto Cervantes of Naples: https://cultura.cervantes.es/napoles/it/Scoprir.-IX-Muestra-de-cine-iberoamericano/138895
The program of the Instituto Cervantes of Palermo: https://cultura.cervantes.es/palermo/it/Scoprir.-IX-muestra-de-cine-iberoamericano/138905
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