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Film Development Council of the Philippines Cinematheque Centre Manila: Holds film series to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Miguel de Cervantes

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The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) film series to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Miguel de Cervantes will be held on April 16 to April 30 at Cinematheque Centre Manila, 855 T.M. Kalaw, Ermita, Manila.

“The Filmed Don Quixote” Cinematheque Manila screenings are scheduled on the Saturdays of April 2016. Don Quijote de La Mancha screens on April 16 with Part I at 1 pm and Part II at 4 pm. El Caballero Don Quijote screens on April 23, 1 pm. Las Gallinas de Cervantes screens on April 23, 4 pm. Quijote Cabalgando Por el Cine screens on April 30, 4 pm. The films are free of admission, with much gratitude to the Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Spain.

More about the films:

First to screen is an animated film based on the famous novel by Cervantes, Don Quijote de la Mancha (Don Quixote of La Mancha), by Cruz Delgado. A compilation of episodes produced for Televisón Española between 1979 and 1981, the film follows the eponymous hero and his faithful squire Sancho Panza as they roam the world battling monsters and rescuing damsels in distress. El Caballero Don Quijote (Don Quixote, Knight Errant), on the other hand, is a live-action feature film inspired by the second part of Cervantes’s great novel Don Quixote, following the delirious knight as he takes on the magician Montesinos to break the spell of his beloved Dulcinea.

Las Gallinas de Cervantes (Cervantes’ Chickens) is based on Spanish novelist Ramón J. Sender’s short story about Cervantes and his wife, Catalina, who undergoes strange changes that perplex the writer. Her strange family is no help, and Cervantes’s only recourse is to get help from a friend, the painter El Greco. Last of the films is Quijote Cabalgando Por el Cine (Quijote Rides Through Cinema), a documentary following the chivalrous, wild knight and his loyal squire through their adventures in cinema. The film chronicles the various iterations of the character and his story among forty productions, proving the timelessness and value of Cervantes’s classic across culture and through history and literature.

“The Filmed Don Quixote” Cinematheque Manila screenings are scheduled on the Saturdays of April 2016. Don Quijote de La Mancha screens on April 16 with Part I at 1 pm and Part II at 4 pm. El Caballero Don Quijote screens on April 23, 1 pm. Las Gallinas de Cervantes screens on April 23, 4 pm. Quijote Cabalgando Por el Cine screens on April 30, 4 pm. The films are free of admission, with much gratitude to the Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Spain.

 

 

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