Festival of Francoist-era Spanish Films Launches at Rio’s Caixa Cultural

This film festival features movies from Spanish directors such as Víctor Erice, Luis Buñuel, Carlos Saura and Pilar Miró who produced and released these works during the repressive and almost forty-year-long regime of Francisco Franco.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Tuesday, October 30th, to Sunday, November 11th, Caixa Cultural in central Rio will be screening the film festival ‘Os filmes que driblaram a censura de Franco’ (The films that dribbled around the censorship of Franco). The project is supported by the ‘Ministério da Cultura da Espanha’ (Spanish Ministry of Culture) the ‘Embaixada da Espanha’ (Spanish Embassy), and the ‘Instituto Cervantes’ (Cervantes Institute).

The film festival, curated by Marta Sánchez, will show twelve Spanish films that have rarely been seen in Brazil, as well as one masterclass and two . . .

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