Watch This Series of Classic Spanish Films for Free!
by Inside Manila Team, May 15, 2020 4:48pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
Have you watched every movie and series you like on Netflix and want to watch something new? Then, you will be interested in this offer by Instituto Cervantes de Manila and the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain. They invite you to enjoy Spanish film classics with "Clásicos Contigo” or “Classics With You", a cycle that will be shown through the Instituto Cervantes channel on the Vimeo platform, for free.
"Classics With You" brings back eleven great movies that today are considered reference works of Spanish cinema. The selected titles, presented by Spanish actors, directors or screenwriters, belong to the AECID Film Library catalog and will be screened with English subtitles. The eleven movies will be shown over eleven weekends—one film per weekend, each title available only for 48 hours.
The program recovers great feature films that connected with the public of their time and that today are considered reference films of Spanish cinematography. It is a commitment to quality Spanish cinema designed for cinephiles around the world.
The film cycle started last May 9 with Death of a Cyclist (1955). It will continue with Welcome, Mr. Marshall!, the comedy directed by Luis García Berlanga that bagged the International Prize at the 1953 Cannes Film Festival on May 16 & 17.
Two other highly relevant films will complete the May screenings: Luis Buñuel's Viridiana (1961), which will be presented by the director and screenwriter Arancha Echevarría; and El verdugo, the black comedy directed by Luis García Berlanga in 1963, which will contextualize the director and screenwriter David Trueba.
“Classics With You” will follow with La vaquilla (1985) by Luis García Berlanga; The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) and The South (1983) by Víctor Erice; The Good Star (1997) by Ricardo Franco; The Holy Innocents by Mario Camus in 1984; Tasio (1984) by Montxo Armendáriz; and Carol's Journey (2002) by Imanol Uribe.
To access the link to the movie and password, please log on to Instituto Cervantes de Manila's website.
The films are presented by Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain, AECID and the Embassy of Spain. The screenings will be in Spanish with English subtitles.