Consul general opens Gables home for Spanish film preview party
The Hon. Cristina Barrios, consul general of Spain in Miami, opened the consular residence on Granada Boulevard for a VIP cocktail party recently for a preview of the upcoming second edition of the Recent Cinema from Spain film series.
The four-day series will premiere six of Spain’s most recognized films of the year, including Alberto Rodriguez’s crime drama Unit 7 (Grupo 7), one of the three finalists from the short list of the Spanish Academy for the submission for the 2013 Academy Awards, and Fernando Gonzalez Molina’s coming-of-age romance drama, I Want You (Tengo Ganas De Ti) (the sequel to Three Steps Above Heaven, a selection from last year’s Recent Cinema from Spain Film Series), both starring Spanish star Mario Casas.
Also included is Ignacio Ferrera’s stunning animated feature, Wrinkles (Arrugas), based on Paco Roca’s comic of the same title. Maria Valverde, Goya Award winner for best actress and star of I Want You, will be in attendance.
The series will be Nov. 8-11 in the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center, 174 E. Flagler St. For more information about the film series, visit: www.miami.recentcinemafromspain.com
Photos by Betty Alvarez / Events Photographer