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Women dominate Spanish Cinema Week

Spanish Cinema Week is back and will show a range of films over the next five days at the Cine Studio in Nicosia, courtesy of the Nicosia Cervantes Institute, the Embassy of Spain and the Friends of Cinema Society.

2018’s programme differs slightly from the usual agenda as all the screened films are directed by women. The programme aims to highlight the first works of new filmmakers working in very different areas. This year is the year of the slogan “Me too”, an expression that may well become an emblem of 2018 and one has influenced the current Spanish Cinema Week.

It began with a series of continuous complaints of sexual harassment and continued with a global strike in which millions of women and men took to the streets to demand a social and political commitment to gender equality. The enormous number of gifs, graphics, animation, sketches and so on were that produced from this event express the frustration, but also the power with which the female culture wants to open the way, breaking the patriarchal patterns.

The films screened are Las amigas de Àgata by Laia Alabart, Alba Cros, Laura Rius and Marta Verheyen, La higuiera de los bastardos by Ana Murugarren Fabo, as well as the documentaries Esquece Monelos by Ángeles Huerta and Dancing Beethoven by Arantxa Aguirre.

Spanish Cinema Week
Film screenings by female Spanish filmmakers. December 9-14. Cine Studio, Nicosia. 8pm