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Changing tunes “Habana Blues”
Changing tunes “Habana Blues”

Catch up with Spanish films

The Indo Cinema Appreciation Foundation organises a Spanish Film Festival from April 28 to 30 at the South Indian Film Chamber Theatre, Anna Salai. The event is in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain, New Delhi, and the School of English and Foreign Languages, University of Madras.

The festival will open with Alejandra Amenabar’s “Thesis” at 6.30 p.m. The film follows the life of Angela, a student at a Madrid film school. She and fellow student Chema discover a snuff movie in which a young girl (a former student) is killed.

Day two will see the screening of Pilar Miro’s “El Perro Del Hortelano” at 6.15 p.m. and Benito Zambrano’s “Habana Blues” at 8 p.m. “El Perro…” is about a noblewoman in 17th Century Spain, whopursues a romance with her low-born personal secretary.

In “Habana Blues”, musicians Ruy and Tito get a chance at a breakthrough, but have to change their Cuba-themed lyrics. Ruy considers it a betrayal of his country, but Tito sees it as a financial necessity.

On the concluding day, catch Achero Manas’ “El Bola” at 6.15 p.m. and Manuel G. Aragon’s “El Caballero Don Quijote” at 7. 45 p.m. “El Bola” is about the change of heart a 12-year-old raised in a violent environment undergoes after the arrival of a new boy at school.

“El Caballero” features Quixote in the twilight of his life, and possibly, his final adventure with Sancho Panza.

For details, call 98401-51956.

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