The Spanish and Latin American Film Festival is back to Rome in October for the usual autumn event in the two new rooms of the Cinema Farnese in Campo de' Fiori.
The event, now in its fifteenth edition, this year offers a very varied program, ranging from upcoming previews to unpublished films, from first and second works to cult classics. Directed by Iris Martín-Peralta and Federico Sartori, the festival arrives in the capital after the Italian stages of Campobasso, Naples and Messina.
Among the most representative titles scheduled for this edition, we remember for example: Buñuel, un cineasta surrealista (Buñuel, a surrealist filmmaker) by Javier Espada, presented at Cannes and dedicated to the brilliant director who permeated his entire cinema with elements of Surrealism; Hugo in Argentina by Stefano Knuchel, which has as its theme the years spent in Argentina by the great Hugo Pratt, creator of Corto Maltese; Alcarràs by Carla Simón, winner of the Golden Bear in Berlin; El buen patrón by Fernando León de Aranoa, winner of the last Goya Awards with the extraordinary interpretation of Javier Bardem. Without forgetting Alberto Rodríguez’s long-awaited Modelo 77 (Model 77), a thriller set in a prison and Iciar Bollaín’s Maixabel preview, based on the true story of political activist Maixabel Lasa.
The absolute novelty of this edition is also the IILA-Cinema Award, a tribute to the 40 years of Movida Madrid and to the genius of Buñuel for the 60 years of his masterpiece El ángel exterminador (The exterminated angel).
Photo credits: courtesy of the Spanish and Latin American film festival official site