The SPOT.ph Guide to the 16th Pelicula Pelikula: Spanish Film Festival
Who's up for a movie marathon?
(SPOT.ph) The biggest Spanish film festival in Southeast Asia is back to give movie fans a taste of Spanish life and culture without having to leave the Metro.
Now on its 16th year, the long-running Pelicula Pelikula: Spanish Film Festival is showcasing over 20 of the best and most recent Spanish and Latin American movies, ranging from dramas to documentaries. Tickets are priced at P100 and screenings will run from October 5 to 15 at Greenbelt 3 Cinema 1.
Here are 10 films you shouldn't miss this year.
Tarde de para la ira (The Fury of a Patient Man)
Schedule: October 7 at 4:30 p.m. and October 14 at 7 p.m.
This award-winning Spanish film revolves around a getaway driver who is imprisoned for eight years after a jewelry heist gone wrong. Upon his release, he decides to live a new life with his girlfriend and son, only to be dragged into a stranger's new plot of revenge.
La noche que mi madre mató a mi padre (The Night My Mother Killed My Father)
Schedule: October 8 at 7 p.m. and October 15 at 9:30 p.m.
In this Spanish comedy, a has-been actress who is willing to do anything to restore her former glory decides to throw a dinner party. What follows is a crazy night where anything is possible.
Al final del túnel (At the End of the Tunnel)
Schedule: October 7 at 7 p.m. and October 14 at 4:30 p.m.
This award-winning thriller centers on a paraplegic computer engineer who works in his basement. Things get exciting when he hears a group of bank robbers building a tunnel beneath his house, and he does everything he can to stop them.
La propera pell (The Next Skin)
Schedule: October 11 at 9:30 p.m.
A missing teenager, who has been long presumed dead, suddenly returns home after eight years. Little by little, people begin to question whether he is really the missing boy or an impostor.
El bar (The Bar)
Schedule: October 6 at 7 p.m. and October 15 at 4:30 p.m.
A seemingly normal day in a bustling bar in downtown Madrid turns deadly when one customer is shot in the head as soon as he steps out onto the street. Trapped in the bar, paranoia and suspicion begin to take over the terrified remaining customers.
El hombre de las mil caras (Smoke and Mirrors)
Schedule: October 7 at 9:30 p.m. and October 12 at 7 p.m.
Based on a true story from the '90s, this thrilling film revolves around Francisco Paesa, a former secret agent for the Spanish government who is forced to flee the country after being involved in extortion. When he returns after four years, he is enlisted by the corrupt General Director of the Guardia Civil to money-launder millions that the latter stole from the public treasury.
La casa del fin de los tiempos (The House at the End of Time)
Schedule: October 11 at 4:30 p.m.
In this gripping Venezuelan horror, a mother named Dulce experiences terrifying encounters with apparitions in her old house. Three decades later, an elderly Dulce returns home to uncover the mystery that has tormented her for so long.
La delgada línea amarilla (The Thin Yellow Line)
Schedule: October 9 at 7 p.m.
Five men from different walks of life are hired to paint the lines of a road. Little do they know that the mundane job will change their lives forever.
La mano invisible (The Invisible Hand)
Schedule: October 8 at 4:30 p.m.
Eleven handcrafters (including a mason, a butcher, and a seamstress) are hired to do their everyday work in front of an audience of hundreds. Things get perverse and macabre very quickly.
Que Dios nos perdone (May God Save Us)
Schedule: October 5 at 9:30 p.m.
In this Spanish thriller movie, two inspectors must race against the clock to find a serial killer. Throughout their investigation, they realize that neither of them are different from the killer.
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