New Delhi, 27 June 2022: The Embassy of Spain in India has organised the first-ever Ibero-American Film Festival in Delhi in collaboration with Ibero-American Embassies. The opening ceremony saw the premiere of “El Buen Patrón”, a Spanish movie (The Good Boss) held at the Cinépolis, DLF Avenue Mall, Saket in the presence of Honourable Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi and the Ambassadors of Ibero-American to India.
The Spanish movie “El Buen Patrón” is directed by Fernando León de Aranoa and starring Javier Barden as Básculas Blanco. The movie is a corporate satire and has won many awards including the best actor, best director, best Film, best original screenplay during the 36th Goya Awards, along with critical acclaim for its performances.
Honourable Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, while attending the Festival expressed her gratitude saying, “It’s vital to understand other country’s cultures and learn about their uniqueness. I am delighted to have such incredibly skilled filmmakers showcasing their work to Indian audience.”
The opening screening is followed by a 9-day Festival until 2 July at the Cinepolis, DLF Avenue Mall, Saket and Instituto Cervantes screening 16 films from the Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, México, Panamá, Perú, Portugal, Uruguay, Venezuela and Spain.
On the occasion, Chargée d’Affaires of the Embassy of Spain in India, Ms. Montserrat Momán Pampillo said, “This Festival is a result of long-standing collaboration among the Ibero-American Embassies in Delhi coming together to share our cultural heritage through cinema, with the large Indian audience of all ages. This Festival has been carefully curated by the Ibero-American Embassies in India with the purpose of opening a window to our sceneries, colors, emotions and values. ”
The Film Festival exhibits and celebrates films from Latin America, Spain and Portugal that possess a high-level of artistry and are otherwise noteworthy for communicating a meaningful and powerful cultural exchange. Some of the movies that will be screened during the festival are Pensando EN EL/ Thinking of Him from Argentina, Encanto from Colombia, Inocencia from Cuba, Ana. Sem Titulo from Brazil, A Metamorfose Dos Pássaros from Portugal, Una Película Sobre Parejas from Dominican Republic, Un Destello Interior by Venezuela, Porque Todas las Quiero Cantar from Uruguay, Violeta al fin from Costa Rica, Pensando En Él from Argentine Republic, Arana from Chile, Mejor No Hablar from Ecuador, Septiembre, un llanto en silencio from Guatemala, GÜEROS from Mexico, Chicama from Peru, El Buen Patrón from Spain, Humanpersons from Portugal, and Porque Todas Las Quiero Cantar: Un Homenaje A La Canción Rochense from Uruguay.