What sports films are featured in the Pelicula Spanish Film Festival and when are they being screened?

What sports films are featured in the Pelicula Spanish Film Festival and when are they being screened?

Pelicula Spanish Film Festival 2023: Celebrating Sports and the Human Spirit

A Cinematic Celebration of Sports and Humanity

The Pelicula Spanish Film Festival, a collaboration between the Instituto Cervantes de Manila, the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, and La Liga, captivates audiences with its 2023 edition. Held at the Red Carpet Cinema in Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong, the festival showcases four compelling Spanish-language films that explore the intersection of sports and the human spirit.

Film Screenings and Schedule

The festival offers a diverse lineup of films, each with a distinct narrative that resonates with universal themes:

  • “Campeonex” (2023) by Javier Fesser
  • “Días de fútbol” (2003) by David Serrano
  • “Futbolín” (2013) by Juan Jose Campanella
  • “La gran familia española” (2013) by Daniel Sanchez Arevalo

The screening schedule is as follows:

  • May 24: “La gran familia española” – 5:30 p.m. and “Campeonex” – 7:30 p.m.
  • May 25: “Futbolín” – 5:30 p.m. and “La gran familia española” – 7:30 p.m
  • May 26: “Futbolín” – 3 p.m. and “Campeonex” – 5:30 p.m.

About the Films

“Campeonex” (2023)

Javier Fesser’s heartwarming film revolves around Marco, a young man with Down syndrome who aspires to become a professional basketball player. Despite facing societal skepticism, Marco’s determination and the unwavering support of his loved ones empower him to pursue his dreams.

“Días de fútbol” (2003)

A comedy-drama by David Serrano, “Días de fútbol” follows four friends united by their passion for the beautiful game. As they navigate the trials and triumphs of life, their friendship serves as an anchor amid the challenges they encounter.

“Futbolín” (2013)

Juan Jose Campanella’s animated adventure features Amadeo, a shy and awkward boy who stumbles upon a magical foosball table. With the aid of his companions, Amadeo sets out on a thrilling adventure to save their cherished game from a nefarious villain.

“La gran familia española” (2013)

Director Daniel Sanchez Arebalo delves into the complexities of modern Spanish society in this poignant family drama. When the patriarch of a sprawling and diverse family passes away, his children and grandchildren gather for a chaotic and emotional reunion that forces them to confront their past and present relationships.

Collaborations and Partnerships

The Pelicula Spanish Film Festival 2023 stands as a testament to the collaborative efforts of several esteemed organizations. In addition to the primary organizers, the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc., and Shangri-La Plaza’s Red Carpet Theater have generously contributed to the festival’s success.

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