The 10th Spanish and Latin American film festival ‘Spanish Metre’ opened in Belgrade on 21st May and will last until 1st June. The festival is organized together with the Cervantes Institute and will showcase over 30 films from Spain and Latin America.
The famous Spanish actress and singer Ana Belen, known for her role in the Queen of Spain, directed by Oscar-winning Francisco Trueba, is the Festival’s official guest this year. She will come to Belgrade on 24th May when she will also be presented with the Golden Stamp Award at the Yugoslav Film Archives.
During her lavish career, Ana Belen has worked with some of the most famous Spanish directors, and in the early nineties, she even became director herself. Her movie “How to be a woman and not die trying” (“Cómo ser mujer y no morir en el intento”, 1991) was the most successful movie in Spanish cinemas that year. Parallel with her film career, Ana Belen has built an incredible career in music as well. Her song “La Puerta de Alcalá” from 1986, a duet with Victor Manuel, topped the Spanish charts for seven weeks.
This year, the Spanish Film Academy has decided to give the honorary Goya award (Goya de Honor) to Ana Belen, stating that she is an actress whose work has affected numerous generations and adding that after so many years she still has one of the most memorable faces (and voices too) of the Spanish film and art.
Some of the films that will be shown include ‘The Bar’, ‘The Beginning of Time’, ‘1898 – Last Stand in the Philippines’, ‘The Bride’, ‘The Fury of a Patient Man’, ‘Inseparable’, ‘Guten Tag, Ramon’, ‘Papers in the Wind’, ‘Happy 140’ and ‘Beautiful Youth’.
(Vecernje Novosti, 22.05.2017)
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