Chennai set to host Spanish Film Festival


Chennai set to host Spanish Film Festival

CHENNAI: Film enthusiasts have a treat in store as Chennai is hosting the Spanish Film Festival – 2024 from June 22.

Organised in association with Instituto Cervantes New Delhi, this cinematic celebration will take place at the AVM Auditorium (Avichi College of Arts and Science), located at 130, Arcot Road, Virugambakkam.

The opening film for the festival, “La Caja 507” (Box 507), will be screened at 4pm on June 22, promising an exciting start to this cultural extravaganza.

La Caja 507 (Box 507), Dir. Enrique Urbizu, 2002/June22nd/4.45 pm

Modesto Pardo (Antonio Resines) is a mild-mannered bank manager quietly mourning the death of his daughter — that is, until a bank robbery changes everything. A band of brutal thugs raid the vaults and knock Modesto out, but they leave behind some curious documents that suggest his daughter’s death was no accident. Enraged, the once quiet man fearlessly chases down the truth and soon confronts Rafael (José Coronado), a henchman eager to prove himself and determined to get the documents back.

On June 23, audiences can catch “Las 13 Rosas” (13 Roses) at 4pm

Las 13 Rosas (13 Roses), Dir. Emilio Martínez Lázaro, 2007/June 23rd/4.00 pm

True story of thirteen totally normal young women that suffered harsh questioning and were put in prison under made up charges of helping the rebellion against Franco back in the 1940’s. Despite of their innocence, the thirteen were soon executed without even a trace of evidence of any wrong doing.

Followed by “7 Virgenes” (7 Virgins) at 6.15pm.

7 vírgenes (7 virgins), Dir. Alberto Rodríguez, 2005/June 23rd/6.15 pm

A teenage boy who is serving a sentence in juvenile reform is granted 48 hours for his brother’s wedding and plans to do restricted things with his best friends.

On June 24, the festival will feature “15 anos y un dia” (15 years and one day) at 4pm

15 años y un día (15 years and one day), Dir. Gracia Querejeta, 2013/June 24th/ 4.00 pm

A mother is tired of her rebellious teenage son. She sends him to live with his grandfather, a retired military officer. Both learn a lesson when the boy finds himself involved in a crime.

And conclude with “Caotica (Chaotic Ana)” at 5.45 pm.

Caótica (Chaotic Ana), Dir. Julio Medem, 2007/ June 24th/5.45 pm

The spirits of several women, all murdered at age 22, reside in Ana’s mind.