Miami, Nov 8th, 2018 – Recent Cinema from Spain in Miami and its Los Angeles sister Recent Spanish Cinema (in its 24th year) have become an exceptional setting for US Premieres of many successful Spanish films which boosts their opportunities for US distribution. It is a platform for Spanish filmmakers, screenwriters and actors, presenting Spanish Cinema to a wider audience in the United States.
The series is produced by EGEDA US & The Olympia Theater with the collaboration of ICAA.
Last night, Miami celebrated current Spanish Cinema at the Olympia Theater for the 8th year in a row. An enthusiastic crowd of 1,500 guests and film lovers came out to enjoy Cinema from Spain and mingle with Spanish directors Santiago Segura and Arantxa Echevarria, actress Ana Wagener and producer Maria Luisa Gutierrez. Additional guests included TV host Boris Izaguirre, who moderated the Q&A after the movie, Consul General of Spain in Miami Cándido Creis and actors from film and television, such as Celines Toribio, Ana de los Riscos and Federico Garcia.
This year’s opening gala included a red carpet with international talent and a screening of EMPOWERED (SIN RODEOS), the blockbuster Spanish hit directed by the acclaimed director of the Torrente series, Santiago Segura.
The program of the 8th edition will show six movies: THE REALM (US premiere), a political thriller by the producers of The secret in their Eyes and Marshland, CARMEN Y LOLA (Miami Premiere), Arantxa Echevarria’s feature film debut. Jaime Rosales presents Bárbara Lennie as its heroin in a tragic and impeccable performance in PETRA, and a special pre-release screening of EVERYBODY KNOWS, a psychological thriller that has Farhadi’s masterful direction and an all-star cast, led by Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, who deliver superb performances.
Directors Santiago Segura and Arantxa Echevarría, actress Ana Wagener and producer Maria Luisa Gutierrez were present on the Opening Night, among other international talent and filmmakers that will present their movies at RECENT CINEMA FROM SPAIN at the Olympia Theater.
Further programming includes a special screening for TAD, THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE SECRET OF KING MIDAS (TADEO JONES, EL SECRETO DEL REY MIDAS), and a roundtable/panel discussion with filmmakers and actors in attendance at the Centro Cultural Español (CCE Miami).
The organizers expect over 4000 people to attend the Spanish series in Miami this year.