Friday, October 9, 2009

Crónica Visual del Cine Español: A Visual Treat of the Spanish Cinema

Crónica Visual del Cine Español: A Visual Treat of the Spanish Cinema

Take a walk through time and history of the Spanish cinema as Instituto Cervantes de Manila presents Crónica Visual del Cine Español (A Visual Chronicle of Spanish Cinema), a photo exhibit showcasing illustrative images of different Spanish flicks from October 8 to 31 at the De La Salle University- College of St. Benilde (DLSU-CSB).

Crónica Visual del Cine Español showcases a historical journey whose objective is to answer questions and at the same time provoke an emotive and reflexive understanding toward Spanish cinematography.

The photo exhibit begins with a chronological overview of Spanish cinema, from its origins until today. It features a total of 80 photographs and 20 posters composed of some of the most important and memorable scenes of the Spanish cinema then divided into ten periods.

Based from the book Cine Español una Crónica Visual by Jesús García de Dueñas, the exhibit intends to take cinema back to its imaginary sense and underscore its importance as a social space.

“This exhibit is a good way to review history and understand the evolution of the Spanish cinema from its origin in 1896 to today. An opportunity to point out again a small but important part of the cinema, that so many good moments make us live,” said Instituto Cervantes director Jose Rodriguez.

Running from October 8 to 31, take a peek into images and emotions of the Spanish cinema in a special offering brought to you by Instituto Cervantes.

As part of the celebrations of Película, the biggest annual Spanish Film Festival in Asia, this exhibit will show you a mosaic of the most recurrent themes and features of Spanish cinema.

Crónica Visual del Cine Español is organized by Instituto Cervantes, in cooperation with the Spanish Embassy in the Philippines, AECID, Ministerio de Cultura of Spain, Filmoteca del Ministerio de AA.EE. de España, Cine en Construcción, Spanish Program for Cultural Cooperation, Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day, LRT, MRT, Cultural Center of the Philippines, College of St. Benilde, Greenbelt and Ayala Malls Cinemas. Special thanks to Dusit Thani Manila - the official hotel residence, Qatar Airways - the official airline, Jaguar – the official luxury car and welovepost – the official post and design boutique.

Other sponsors are Alba Restaurante Español, Barcelo Café, Espa-Fil, Bai Capture, Icon Graphics, PostManila, Tooth Fairy productions, Mapfre Insular Insurance Corp., and Embajada de México. Media partners: 2nd Avenue, Lifestyle Asia, Lifestyle Travel and Business Mirror, and (Online), UR 105.9 and RJ 100.3 (Radio).

For more information, please call 526 1482 or visit or Instituto Cervantes de Manila is located at 855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila.

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