Miami recent Cinema from Spain

November 11-14 2012

Developed as an initiative of EGEDA, Recent Cinema from Spain has been established to create a new event for promoting Spanish cinema in the United States and encouraging its circulation to the public-at-large and to the international audiovisual industry.

This year’s film series was held November 11-14 2012 at the prestigious Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts and opened with the showing of Spain’s box office hit  “Tengo ganas de ti” (“I want you”) with director Fernando Gonzalez Molina in attendance. In addition, the series featured  five of the best Spanish films released in 2011: “ Los Pelayos” (“Winning streak”) with lead actor LLuis Homar in attendance, Ignacio Ferraras’s Goya winner “Arrugas” (“Wrinkles”), Tribeca Best Cinematography Winner “Grupo 7” ( “Unit 7”) with lead actor Antonio de la Torre in attendance, Best Actor winner and Critics Award at Malaga International film Festival  “A puerta fria” ( “Cold call”) and  “7 Days in Havana” a snapshot of Havana in 2011: a contemporary portrait of this eclectic city, a feature movie made of 7 chapters directed by 7 international directors like Benicio del Toro and Julio Medem.

The series was presented with collaboration from the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), one of the most prominent film festivals in the United States, produced and presented by Miami Dade College, and the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center, where the films were shown. This theater is a renowned jewel of South Florida Arts and Entertainment facilities, a legendary setting which provided even more magic and glamour to this grand event.

During the four days of the film series, more than 3,500 persons attended, 1,300 of them on the closing night alone.

The series is already part of the cultural agenda of Miami after 2 years of great success.

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