Saturday, July 18, 2020

Instituto Cervantes screens online Spanish masterpiece El Sur

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This weekend Instituto Cervantes invites to enjoy for FREE another Spanish classic movie: EL SUR (The South). Directed by Víctor Erice in 1983, the film had an immediate international recognition that would confirm Erice's status as an auteur.

Based on a story by Spanish writer Adelaida García Morales, El sur is set in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. It depicts the childhood and adolescent life of Estrella, a girl fascinated by her father, a brooding doctor haunted by a secret past.

The film will be available with English subtitles. Please note that it will be accessible from the Philippines only on July 18 & 19 (Saturday & Sunday). 

To access the film and the password kindly click here:

Alongside with the screenings, Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Spain have programmed for every Sunday, at 5 pm (Manila time), an online discussion about the film shown during the weekend.

The next videotalk is scheduled for Sunday, July 19, at 5pm (Manila time), and will be about EL SUR. It will be moderated by Jessica Zafra, who will be joined by filmmakers Baby Ruth Villarama and Sally Gutiérrez, and professor Richard Bolisay. If you wish to attend the online discussion kindly access through this link:

Further information on the film is available at this page:

The film, presented by Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines, and the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain, will be in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free. For further information and updates on this film series, please check out or Instituto Cervantes’ Facebook page:

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