Cine en la Biblioteca: Spanish Film Series - "¡Ay, Carmela!"

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 6:00pm
"iAy, Carmela!" a comedy by Carlos Saura (1990). Carmela, Paulino, and Gustavete - who is mute  as the result of an explosion - are a trio of traveling vaudeville  performers. Among the chaos of the Spanish Civil War, they are in the town of Montejo, entertaining republican troops with their variety act. They are survivors motivated not exactly by patriotism but by a desire for self-preservation. Their show consists of four acts. It begins with Carmela singing and dancing a traditional song. The audience is enthusiastic during her performance, but the mood changes completely when the sound of approaching Nationalist planes is heard.
The Ortigas Foundation, with the collaboration of the Embassy of Spain and the Instituto Cervantes de Manila, begins its monthly film series CINE EN LA BIBLIOTECA with two runs on the Spanish Civil War and its first series on literature and cinema with the film adaptations of La Colmena by Camilo José Cela and El Abuelo by Benito Pérez-Galdós. The films will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles. 
FREE ADMISSION and tickets will be available on a firstcome, first-served basis.
Please call to reserve. 
Tel. 631-1231 to 38, local nos. 228/222