Miami audiences once again celebrated contemporary Spanish Cinema at the historic Olympia Theater in Downtown Miami during the 7th annual Recent Cinema From Spain Film Series.
Recent Cinema from Spain have become an exceptional setting for the US Premieres of many successful Spanish films and thanks to the series, it boosts their opportunities for US distribution. It is a platform for Spanish filmmakers and actors, presenting Spanish Cinema to a wider audience in the United States.
The series is produced by EGEDA & The Olympia Theater with the collaboration of ICAA.
This year’s program showcases 7 movies, including 2 US Premieres and 3 Miami Premieres with the Spanish actors Carlos Santos & Javier Pereira and filmmaker Pablo Berger to Miami.
The program opened with ABRACADABRA, the hypnotic comedy by Pablo Berger (“Snow White”). Following the screening will be a gala-reception at the Olympia Theater with the talent and filmmakers in attendance. The Spanish series kept with the U.S. premiers of THE MIST & THE MAIDEN (LA NIEBLA Y LA DONCELLA), an intriguing dark and mysterious thriller and DISMISSAL (DESPIDO PROCEDENTE), a dark comedy full of twists with a star-studded cast. Furthermore, the Miami premiere of A STROKE OF LUCK (VILLAVICIOSA DE AL LADO), a hilarious movie for comedy lovers, and the box office hit MAY GOD SAVE US (QUE DIOS NOS PERDONE), a suspenseful serial killer hunting during the summer in Madrid. The series concluded with THE INVISIBLE GUEST (CONTRATIEMPO), a crafted thriller that keeps the audience engaged and breathless.
Further programming included a special screening for children OZZY (Miami Premiere), a panel discussion with the actors and filmmakers at CCEMiami and a special closing night with the musical performance of MASTRETTA.
The organizers expect over 4000 people to attend the Spanish series in Miami this year.