Antonio Banderas will open the 20th annual Spanish and Ibero-American films week in Sofia on June 11 and celebrated film director Carlos Saura will close it on June 16.
Banderas has been in Bulgaria since May for the shooting of Gabe Ibáñez’s science-fiction thriller Autómata. Saura will arrive in Sofia at the invitation of the national theatre academy (Natfiz) to receive his doctor honoris causa degree conferred by the school and hold a master class on June 15.
The annual film week is organised by the Spanish embassy in Sofia, together with the embassies of other Latin American countries, including Argentina, Cuba and Venezuela, to popularise 20th and 21st century Spanish-language cinema.
In total, 15 films will be shown at the Lumiere cinema in the National Palace of Culture (NDK), starting on June 12. Entrance is free. The full programme is as follows:
June 12, 7pm: El cuerpo/The Body (Spain, 2012, directed by Oriol Paulo, thriller, with Bulgarian subtitles)
June 13, 6pm: Memorias del subdesarollo/Memories of Underdevelopment (Cuba, 1968, directed by Tomas Gutierrez Alea, drama, with English subtitles)
June 13, 8pm: Una casa con vista al mar/A House with a View of the Sea (Venezuela, 2001, directed by Alberto Arvelo, drama, with English subtitles)
June 14, 6pm: Que pena tu vida/F*ck My Life (Chile, 2010, directed by Nicolas Lopez, comedy/romance, with Bulgarian subtitles)
June 14, 8pm: La cara oculta/The Hidden Face (Colombia, 2011, directed by Andres Baz, mystery/thriller, no subtitles)
June 15, noon: Copito de nieve/Snowflake, the White Gorilla (Spain, 2011, directed by Andrés G. Schaer, children’s animation, dubbed in Bulgarian)
June 15, 2pm: No habra paz para los malvados/No Rest for the Wicked (Spain, 2011, directed by Enrique Urbizu, thriller, with Bulgarian subtitles)
June 15, 4pm: El mundo es nuestro/The World Is Ours (Spain, 2012, directed by Alfonso Sanchez, comedy, with Bulgarian subtitles)
June 15, 6pm: Pescador/The Fisherman (Ecuador, 2011, directed by Sebastian Cordero, drama, with English subtitles)
June 15, 8pm: Medianeras/Sidewalls (Argentina, 2011, directed by Gustavo Taretto, comedy/drama, with Bulgarian subtitles)
June 16, noon: Habanastation (Cuba, 2011, directed by Ian Padron, family/comedy, with English subtitles)
June 16, 2pm: El chico que miente/The Kid who Lies (Venezuela, 2010, directed by Marite Ugas, drama, with English subtitles)
June 16, 4pm: Aballay, el hombre sin miedo/Aballay, the Man without Fear (Argentina, 2010, drama/western, directed by Fernando Spiner, with Bulgarian subtitles)
June 16, 6pm: Tres dias con la familia/Three Days with the Family (Spain, 2009, drama, directed by Mar Coll, with Bulgarian subtitles)
June 16, 8pm: Mama cumple 100 años/Mama turns 100 (Spain, 1979, comedy, directed by Carlos Saura, with Bulgarian subtitles)