Writer Dolores Redondo at the Melbourne Writers Festival 2015

Literature

Spanish writer Dolores Redondo, who is visiting Australia as part of a tour to promote her Baztán Trilogy all over the world, will discuss her latest novel Offering to the Storm, which concludes the trilogy, in a conversation in Spanish with Dr. Lilit Thwaites, invited by the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Fri 21 Aug 5.30pm

ACMI The Cube

Free event – Bookings required: http://mwf.com.au/session/dolores-redondo-spanish-crime/

Supported by Acción Cultural Española

In the Batzán Trilogy, three gripping landscape thrillers set in the Basque Pyrenees, Redondo wanted to talk about mythology, characters who live in a very special universe, other cultural worlds and matriarchy in this work of 1,500 pages all together.

The Baztán Trilogy has sold about 600,000 copies so far. A total of 32 international publishers have translated the first book into 28 languages. The English edition was released on April 23 in the UK and Australia, and United States will do it in 2016. Peter Nadermann, producer of the Millenium series based on the novel by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, bought the rights to make a film as soon as he became aware of the bestseller.

Photo by Alfredo Tudela.

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Film screening at RMIT “Martín [Hache]”.

Film

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On Thursday 13th August, 7.30pm, we’re screening “Martín [Hache]” (1997) by director and producer Adolfo Aristarain.

Essentially an internal drama centered around numerous intense and challenging conversations of the family members, all trying to re-conciliate with each other, this entry from Argentine filmmaker Adolfo Aristarain will most likely appeal to those who love intellectual cinema.

Language: Spanish with English Subtitles. Free admission.

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUQIHRV3Vlc

Thursday 13th August, 7.30pm
RMIT University, 445 Swanston St
Cinema Theatre: Building 80, Level 01, Room 02

SCREENING OF ’30 AÑOS DE OSCURIDAD’ BY MANUEL H. MARTÍN AT RMIT UNIVERSITY

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30anososcuridad

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On Thursday 25th June, 6.30pm, we are screening ’30 años de oscuridad’ (2012), an animated documentary by director and producer Manuel H. Martín.

It tells the story of Manuel Cortés, the Socialist mayor of Mijas (Málaga) before the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, who in 1939 returns to his home and is forced to stay in hiding for 30 years, becoming a ‘post-war mole’.

Shortlisted for the 2012 Goya Awards for Best Documentary Film.

Language: Spanish with English Subtitles. Free admission.

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHOi47JGthU

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Thursday 25th June, 6.30pm
RMIT University, 445 Swanston St
Cinema Theatre: Building 80, Level 01, Room 02

Screening of “Gente en sitios”, a film by Juan Cavestany at RMIT University

Film

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On Monday 11th May, 7.30pm, we are screening “Gente en sitios” (2013), by Spanish director Juan Cavestany, considered the creator of posthumour in spanish cinema.

The film is made of a collection of sketches in documentary style, with a conducting theme: Spain’s current mood, where the low-budget aesthetic goes hand in hand with the best cast that Spanish Cinema has seen in years.
Winner of the 2014 RNE Sant Jordi Award for Best Film.

Language: Spanish with English Subtitles.

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISxvy0_Yr08

Monday 11 May, 7.30pm
RMIT University, 445 Swanston St
Cinema Theatre: Building 80, Level 01, Room 02

Free admission.

SCREENING OF STOCKHOLM – 2015 SPANISH & LATINAMERICAN CINEMA SERIES @RMIT

Film

Join us for our next screening!

Stockholm (2013) is Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s carefully worked second feature. Set in Madrid’s young nightlife, this minimalist theatrical-looking romance is an unsettling meditation on what the world ‘love’ means today. It was a winner of a 2014 Goya award for Best Performance for lead actor Javier Pereira.

Monday 20th April, 7.30pm

RMIT University, 445 Swanston st, Cinema Theatre, Building 80, Level 1, Room 02.

Language: Spanish with English subtitles. Free admission.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/68996530

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Looking forward to see you there!

First screening of the 2015 Spanish & Latinamerican Cinema series.

Film

Enjoy a free film night every month as we showcase some of the most innovative contemporary cinema of Spain & Latinamerica at the Spanish Resource Centre of RMIT University.

The first screening of 2015 is Blancanieves, the 2012 academy award nominee Spanish black-and-white silent drama film written and directed by Pablo Berger. A gothic version of the fairy tale “Snow White” by the Brothers Grimm, the story is set in a romantic vision of 1920s Andalusia.

Winner of ten Goya Awards including best film. Language: Spanish with English Subtitles.

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HanTDiiZLpg

Thursday 26 March, 6.30pm

RMIT University, 445 Swanston St

Building 80, Level 01, Room 02