The House of Spain in San Diego, a nonprofit devoted to promote the culture of Spain in San Diego, presents the second edition of Films from Spain, a monthly series of Spanish cinema.
Jan: 27: 25 KILATES (25 CARAT)
A young girl, who is a thief, and her crooked dad, who is in trouble, get attached to a debt collector whose life is in turmoil too. Together they hatch a plan to solve their problems. With a solid script and excellent actor performances, 25 Carat is one of the best Spanish thrillers of the recent years.
Feb. 24: TAPAS (TAPAS BAR)
Five stories are uncovered around a tapas bar in a picturesque neighborhood of a big city in Spain. The stories are served like tapas, in small savory pieces. A middle-age divorcée looking for love, a bar owner with a low opinion of the human race, two young supermarket stockers with party on their minds, an old lady who deals drugs to finance her husband’s declining years, and a Chinese chef. This pleasant collage, winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the Montréal World Film Festival, is an honest, funny and caring praise to the everyday life stories in a Spanish suburb.
San Diego: Jan. 27 and Feb. 24 at the House of Spain. Full details here.