BATURU FOR BEIJING + 25 / SPANISH LANGUAGE FILM FESTIVAL


Organizer: Crossroads Centre, Cervantes Institute
Dates: 16 October – 25 November, 2020
Venue: Cervantes Institute (Beijing)
Partners: Embassy of Mexico, Embassy of Colombia, Embassy of Uruguay, TBC


ABOUT

The Crossroads Centre together with the Cervantes Institute, Beijing present a program of Spanish-language screenings that will take place in the Cervantes Institute from October 16 to November 20, 2020 on weekends. The program includes “The Next Skin” (2016) by Isaki Lacuesta and Isa Campo, “Ver a una mujer” (2017) by Mònica Rovira, “The Eternal Feminine” (2017) by Natalia Berinstáin, “Rambleras” (2013) by Daniela Speranza, and “Del amor y otros demonios” (2009) by Hilda Hidalgo.

The screenings are part of Baturu for Beijing + 25 (September 24th to December 10th, 2020) – an online festival which will celebrate women’s achievements through art and film in Asia, Europe and America and with its title commemorates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995).

SCHEDULE

10.16 / To See a Woman / 2017 / Spain
10.23 / The Eternal Feminine / 2017 / Mexico
10.30 / Rambleras / 2013 / Uruguay
11.06 / Of Love and Other Demons / 2009 / Colombia
11.13 / TBC
11.25 / The Next Skin / 2016 / Spain

FILMS

Title: To See a Woman      //     Documentary 59’
Director: Mònica Rovira       //      Spanish with Chinese subtitles
Country: Spain (2017)      //

When you see someone and he dazzles you, you suddenly fill yourself with the other and no longer see anything. You just feel intensely every moment as it fades away. From the uncertainty, vulnerable, you look persistently for any hint of reality. Trying to see Sarai, her first lover, Mònica, a filmmaker in her thirties, shows what emerges from the threshold of her look.


Title: The Eternal Feminine     //      Drama 85’
Director: Natalia Beristáin      //      Spanish with Chinese subtitles

Country: Mexico (2018) Goya Award: Best Supporting Actress for Emma Suárez
Gaudí Awards: Best Film, Best Actress (Emma Suárez), Best Script

 

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