Del 08/12/2011 al 22/12/2011
One of the Walter Reade Theater’s longest-running series, Spanish Cinema Now, first presented in October 1992, has accompanied the wonderful renaissance of Spanish filmmaking over the past two decades. From a low of barely 40 films per year when the series began, annual film production in Spain is now counted well into the triple digits, and Spanish directors, actors and technicians can be found working all over the world. Audiences for Spanish films at home are not only growing, but they are considerably younger nowadays. Meanwhile, the links between Spanish and Latin American cinema are stronger than ever, with co-productions at an all-time high.
This year Spanish Cinema Now also includes a tribute to Luis García Berlanga, one of Spanish cinema’s most affecting (and funniest) filmmakers, as well as a rare opportunity to attend to a seminar about the figure of the executioner and the death penalty, taking his film "The executioner" as a reference.
Sociedad Cinematográfica del Lincoln Center (Nueva York) / Film Society of Lincoln Center (Nueva York)
Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA) (España)
Instituto Cervantes (Nueva York)
Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior (ICEX) (Madrid)