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The Iberian Frame II

12 May - 16 May



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The Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs at the Embassy of Spain presents the second edition of The Iberian Frame, a series of film sessions displaying some of the best Spanish feature films. The series will allow viewers to stream the titles for 48 hours for free, making them available exclusively on our website.


El Bola

Achero Mañas, 2000

Pablo a.k.a. “El Bola” is a twelve-year-old boy with an overly strict father. He has few friends at school until a new kid, Alfredo, arrives. The warm, caring atmosphere in Alfredo’s family provides a stark contrast to Pablo’s oppressive father. Pablo’s experience of his friend’s family teaches him to confront his worst fears.

Available on the 12th and 13th of May here.



Iciar Bollaín, 2007

Carmen, Inés and Eva are private detectives. Instead of hats and guns they do the groceries, take care of children and they work on revealing other people’s secrets. But as their lives evolve, they will find out there are lies they have not been able to see and truths it’s better not to reveal.

Available on the 13th and 14th of May here.


The Secret in Their Eyes

Juan José Campanella, 2009

Benjamin Espósito is a retired judiciary agent. Obsessed with a brutal murder that took place in 1974, he decides to write a novel about it. As he shines a light to the past, the memory of a woman, whom he’s secretly loved for years, starts to flourish.

Available on the 14th and 15th of May here.


Chinese take-away

Sebastian Borensztein, 2011

Roberto lives isolated from the world in his hardware store. One day, a strange event triggers him to get out of his retirement and back in touch with reality: a Chinese man that speaks no Spanish comes to him, and Roberto does whatever is in his hand to take him back to his family.

Available on the 15th and 16th of May here.


12 May
16 May
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