Spanish treat awaits film buffs in the city

As the football fervour subsides and FIFA World Cup enters its last leg, the film series ‘Soccer Days’ at the Instituto Cervantes also comes to an end. In the month of July, cinema buffs in the Capital will get to savour on some Spanish animation and musical cinema as Instituto Cervantes unfurls its ‘Animation Film Series’ and ‘Music and Cinema’ film series.

Giving us a glimpse of Spanish cinema, the animation and musical cinema series will open with the animated film, The Living Forest, based on a novel by Wenceslao Fernández Flórez. It will be followed by Wrinkles by Paco Roca, which was awarded the Spanish National Comic Prize.

The concluding film in the animation series, Chico & Rita is a passionate love story with Jazz Latino’s soundtrack by Bebo Valdés. It will serve as a connecting link for the next film series on music and cinema. The acclaimed movie Habana Blues, by Benito Zambranjo, will unleash the Cuban music scenario in its full glory.

The Living Forest or El Bosque animado features the the mysterious woods of Cecebre. This forest resounds with the conversations of its animals and even the oaks, chestnuts, birches and weeping willows. It is a take on the human life and our world where everything natural
is abused.

Wrinkles or Arruguas is a poignant tale set around a medical facility. It introduces a viewer to an astonishing cocktail of friendship, resistance and life set amidst the unexpected landscape of an elderly care facility.

Chico & Rita is the story of a young and dreamy-eyed piano player. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Though music and romantic desire unites them, their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.

All these films will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles from July 6, 2014.

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