A new edition of the annual “Toronto Spanish Film Festival” is coming to the Revue Cinema in Toronto
The aim of the festival is to show the new trends dominating Spanish cinema, a dynamic and changing industry which shows each year more willingness to go international.
Food and Shelter
On Wednesday, May 10 at 7 pm.
Original title: Techo y comida.
Directed by Juan Miguel del Castillo, 2015, 90 minutes. View trailer.
Rocío is an unemployed single mother, who has difficulties meeting her daily food needs. She struggles to lead a normal life in fear of losing custody of Adrian, her eight-year-old son. But the situation gets worse when the owner of the flat she’s renting, also burdened by debts, reports her to the police for non-payment of the rent. Now time is against her and a solution appears impossible.
On Wednesday, May 17 at 7 pm
Original title: El olivo.
Directed by Icíar Bollaín, 2016, 98 minutes. View trailer.
Alma, 20, works in a chicken farm by the village of Canet, in the province of Castellon, on the East coast of Spain. She has a profound connection with her dearly beloved Grandfather despite the fact he has stopped talking years ago. But when he begins to refuse food too Alma becomes obsessed with an idea: the only way to save her Grandfather is to recover the two thousand year olive tree that the family uprooted and sold 12 years ago against his will.
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These screenings are organized by the Culture Office of the Embassy of Spain, based in Ottawa, with the collaboration of the Spain’s Agency for International Development and Cooperation, TOURSPAIN, the Revue Cinema and our Wines from Spain department.
Come and learn a bit more about cinema from Spain, film trends and Spanish culture!