From 28.11.2006. To 13.03.2007.

Program of Spanish films III

Program of Spanish films III


Films in cycle


(Spain, Mexico, 1961)

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

This was Buńuel’s first film made in Spain after 25 years of exile. It won the Golden Palm in Cannes in 1961. Viridiana is a young nun who is about to take her vows. Immediately before an older nun in her convent tells Viridiana she should visit her uncle Jorge who had supported her up to then. Since Viridiana looks a lot like Jorge’s late wife, he tries to persuade the young girl to stay with him at his estate…

b/w, 90'
Wednesday 29.11.2006 AT 19:00
Tuesday 28.11.2006 AT 21:00

The Exterminating Angel

(El ángel exterminador, Mexico, 1962)

Directed by: Luis Buñuel
PHOTOGRAPHY: Gabriel Figueroa

This is a bitter satire that follows the progressive degeneration of a group of noble people into bestial savages. The film begins with a group of guests arriving to dinner. They are all elegantly dressed and they seem to be having a great time. After dinner they retire to the salon where they learn that all the servants have disappeared and that they for some unknown reason cannot leave the room even though all windows and doors are open.

b/w, 95'
Thursday 30.11.2006 AT 19:00
Wednesday 29.11.2006 AT 21:00

Open Your Eyes

(Abre los ojos, Spain, France, Italy, 1997)

Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar

In a dark room, a masked man tells his story to a psychiatrist. He used to be rich, handsome and known as a famous conqueror of women. One night he meets his friend’s girlfriend, Sofia, and falls in love for the first time. As Fate would have it, his former girlfriend’s jealousy costs him his face and her own life. He has been horribly disfigured forever… or has he?

color, 119'
Saturday 02.12.2006 AT 21:00
Friday 01.12.2006 AT 19:00

Fausto 5.0


Directed by: Álex Ollé
PHOTOGRAPHY: Pedro del Rey

Doctor Fausto is a surgeon who works in the ward for the terminally ill. He is constantly surrounded by death and becomes distanced from and tired of life. At a medical conference he meets Santos, a man who claims that the doctor took out his stomach eight years ago. Even though Fausto does not remember the man, he is intrigued by the man’s gratitude and his offer to grant him any wish…

color, 93 min
Monday 04.12.2006 AT 19:00
Friday 01.12.2006 AT 21:00

The Others

(Los otros, Spain, USA, France, Italy, UK, 2001)

Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar
PHOTOGRAPHY: Javier Aguirresarobe

This film is an atmospheric combination of a thriller and horror. The story takes place during WW II in a huge house inhabited by Grace and her two children, Anne and Nicholas. Grace’s husband fights in the war and she hasn’t heard any news about him for a long time. The two children are extremely sensitive to light and therefore the whole house is constantly in dark. Soon, strange things begin to happen…

color, 104'
Monday 04.12.2006 AT 21:00
Saturday 02.12.2006 AT 19:00
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