Cine en la Biblioteca: Spanish Film Series - "Silencio Roto"
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 6:00pm
Silencio Roto is highly romantic–and the fate of these star-crossed lovers–Lucia and Manuel is set against the national discord in Spain. The film illustrates that the Spanish Civil War–although conveniently forgotten by the rest of the world–still raged in parts of Spain long after the end of WWII. The film examines the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and the point is made that it just wasn’t possible to lay down one’s arms and return home. The length of the conflict ensured the involvement of several generations of family members, and this idea is well conveyed in this sad, and yet beautiful film. From the Basque director Montxo Armendaria, the film is in Spanish with English subtitles, and it joins the growing ranks of Spanish films that are now announce and examine the atrocities of Franco’s Spain.
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