Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cine Negro

Instituto Cervantes features Cine Negro (film noir or stylish crime dramas), a veritable feast of intriguing movies with crisp storytelling, excellent performances, and first-rate hard-boiled dialogue. This film cycle, in Spanish with English subtitles, screens every Saturdays of May.

El Secreto De Sus Ojos (The Secret In Their Eyes)
May 12, 2012  2:00pm

Synopsis: Benjamin Esposito is a judicial employee who decides to retire after writing a novel about a criminal case, which has been a witness and protagonist. Writing the book on the murder occurred in Buenos Aires in 1974, leads him to investigate his own past and for a period of argentina history marked by violence and death. 

My opinion:  One of the best Spanish films I've ever watched. It has romance, suspense, betrayal  and conspiracy.

From my friend Leugenn Alipio: Excellent film. A must see for film afficionados and Film Student. Sick plot and characterisation!

Un Oso Rojo (The Red Bear)
May 19, 2012  2pm

Synopsis: Bear has never gotten over the separation from his wife and daughter after having been convicted for armed robbery and homicide and sent to prison. Now he is out, to finally get his cut of the money and reunite with his family, or at least avenge the damage done. 

My opinion: Soledad Villamil (El Secreto De Sus Ojos) appears again on this film. 
Its a film that portrays some violence, unconditional love and faithfulness. How far will you go for your own family's sake?

Dias de Santiago (Days of Santiago)
May 26, 2012  2pm

Synopsis:  Santiago returns home from the Peruvian army ill-prepared to cope with the realities of life. Haunted by his violent military past, he is conflicted by his desire for education and his temptation to join his comrades in a decadent life of crime. 

I have not watch this film yet, let's see how it goes...


Instituto Cervantes is located at  855 T.M. Kalaw St. Ermita, Manila


  1. These are not Indie films, these are among the best Argentinian films