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#Cine: Spanish Cinema Now en el Lincoln Center

Monday, December 7, 2009 , Posted by LATINO EVENTS Y TESPIS MAGAZINE at 11:30 AM


The Film Society at Lincoln Center brings the new edition of Spanish Cinema Now. One of longest film series in town dedicated to the showcase of the latest and the best contemporary Spanish Cinema, the series runs until December 20. Here are some of the movies in CARTELERA:
Cell 211, offers a brilliant twist on the prison movie while reflecting on some of the social and political tensions facing Spain today. Hierro begins as a thriller and evolves into an unsettling portrait of its troubled lead character, brilliantly played by Elena Anaya. 
[REC] 2 takes up right where the last year’s [REC] left off, back on the trail of flesh-eating zombies in one of the most inventive and entertaining horror series of the past decade. 
Mediterranean Food ably represents the powerhouse genre Comedia a la española, Spanishcomedy, while Bloody May is an epic historical reconstruction of the resistance against the Napoleonic occupation of Spain.
You can also see terrific  new films by veteran filmmakers Fernando Trueba, Jose Luis Garci, Marc Recha, and Joaquin Oristrell, as well impressive debut features by David Planell and Gabe Ibañez.



Shortmetraje program, curated by Marta Sanchez, assembles some of the finest Spanish short works from the past year. Through the courtesy of the Filmoteca Española, discover two fascinating films by Carlos Velo, revealing another, rarely-seen side of Spanish cinema. 
Photo Credits. From top to bottom
REC] 2, Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza, Spain, 2009; Courtesy of Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales/The Film Society of Lincoln Center
Mediterranean Food (Dieta mediterránea), Joaquín Oristrell, Spain, 2009; Courtesy of Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales/The Film Society of Lincoln Center


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