Thursday, June 3, 2010

Football Film Cycle

Instituto Cervantes Futbol has a special four-film line-up that offers the best Spanish and Latin-American films on the sport.

Screenings will be held every Saturday, 6 p.m. at the center’s Salon de Actos.

June 5 Loving Maradona - a documentary that follows the life story of Argentina´s legendary football player, Diego Armando Maradona. In this film, Maradona narrates his beginnings — from his impoverished childhood to his remarkable rise to stardom. The soccer star also bares details about the controversial “Hand of God”¨goal, as well as the places that have been part of his life such as Naples, Barcelona, Cuba, Rio de Janeiro, among others. This documentary is directed by Javier Vázquez.

June 12 David Serrano’s comedy flick Días de Futbol (Soccer Days) A group of unsuccessful men on their thirties who have been friends since childhood, discover a solution to their problems: soccer/football.

June 19 Hannes Stöhr’s Galatasaray Dépor (One Day in Europe) It tells four picturesque and casual stories of eccentric protagonists which depict the misunderstandings caused by intercultural communication. All happening in one day and in different cities, the film shows that language barriers and cultural differences are common reasons of misunderstandings.

June 26 La Gran Final (The Great Match) This is a comedy consisting of three parallel stories about the trials and tribulations of a group of men who have things in common: they live in remote regions of the planet are determined to watch the final match of the 2002 World Cup between Germany and Brazil.

Admission to all the screenings is free on a first-come-first-served basis.

For information, call 526-1482 or visit

Instituto Cervantes de Manila
855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila.

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