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Película Spanish Film Fest 2010 Official Trailer.

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Película 2010 will run from September 30 to October 10 at the Greenbelt 3 cinemas. For more information on the Festival, log on to http://www.pelicula.ph brought to you by Instituto Cervantes Manila.

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Hispanofilipinos.com

¡Hola a todos! Are you interested in rediscovering a long lost body of Literature and to practice your Spanish comprehension at the same time? Check out the Clásicos Hispanofilipinos collection and own a piece of rediscovered Filipino culture.

¿Una literatura perdida?

No es sólo Rizal, han sido centenares los filipinos que han publicado en español. Se trata de un corpus literario que, tras la erradicación del castellano en Filipinas, ha quedado oculto, olvidado en las catacumbas de la literatura. Ahora, con la Biblioteca Clásicos Hispanofilipinos, el Instituto Cervantes de Manila se propone rescatar esas obras. Los dos primeros títulos ya se encuentran disponibles en el propio Instituto Cervantes y algunas librerías de Manila: Cuentos de Juana, de Adelina Gurrea (1896 -1971) y Los pájaros de fuego, la mítica novela “perdida” de Jesús Balmori (1886 -1948).

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A long-lost literature?

It is not just Rizal, there have
been hundreds of Filipino authors who wrote and published their works in Spanish. It is a body of Literature that, after the fall of the Spanish language in the Philippines, has remained isolated, hidden in the catacombs of time. Now, through the collection Clásicos Hispanofilipinos, Instituto Cervantes de Manila is trying to bring back those literary works. The first two novels are already available at the Instituto Cervantes itself and some libraries in Manila (Php 400). The books are: Cuentos de Juana by Adelina Gurrea (1896 -1971) and Los pájaros de fuego, the legendary “lost” novel by Jesús Balmori (1886 - 1948).

For further information on Clásicos Hispanofilipinos please visit our website www.hispanofilipinos.com

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Ciclo de Cine para agosto: Madrid, una ciudad de cine.

¡Hola a todos! We're approaching the tail-end of our cultural calendar with Película 2010 rounding out an exciting year for Instituto Cervantes de Manila. The film festival is slated to take place in October, we still have two months to go and two cycles of Saturday film screenings. For the month of August, Instituto Cervantes presents our film cycle: Madrid, una ciudad de cine.



The theme gives us a broad look at the panorama of the capital of Spain as reflected in its cinema. Four films, set against the last half of the 20th century, highlighting the diverse history of Madrid: the post-war era, the 60's and the capital in its present day.

Tiovivo c. 1950
7 de agosto
August 3
El amor perjudica seriamente la salud
Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health
14 de agosto
August 14
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
21 de agosto
August 21
Abre los ojos
Open Your Eyes
28 de agosto
August 28

August is also the month of the International Silent Film Festival in Manila. In this year's edition, Instituto Cervantes presents the silent film,
La bodega on August 29, Sunday 2010 at Shangri-la Plaza.

Madrid, una ciudad de cine is organized by Instituto Cervantes de Manila in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in the Philippines, and Spanish International Cooperation Agency for Development (AECID).

Admission to all the screenings is
FREE on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. For more information, please call 5261482 or visit http://manila.cervantes.es Instituto Cervantes de Manila is at 855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila.

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Ciclo de Cine para julio.

¡Hola a todos! The screening of Spanish cinema every Saturday afternoon at the Salón de Actos has been a long-standing tradition here in Instituto Cervantes de Manila. Every Saturday, at 6pm (on the dot!), films from Spain are projected on the big screen at the Salón. The films are open to anyone and everyone looking to catch a taste of Spanish cinema, seating is absolutely free but on a first-come first-serve basis.

So for a double dose of culture, a double dose of cinema, come to Instituto Cervantes every Saturday for the month of July.

Apartado de correos 1001
Mistery in Barcelona
3 de julio
July 3
A tiro limpio
Pistol Whipped
10 de julio
July 10
La caja 507
Box 507
17 de julio
July 17
Un oso rojo
A Red Bear
24 de julio
July 24
Heroína
Heroine
30 de julio
July 30

Immerse yourself in Spanish cinema, only here at Cultura en Manila.
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Recital flamenco on July 9, Friday.

¡Hola a todos! Enjoy an evening of the purest sounds of the Spanish flamenco guitar and cante in concert as Instituto Cervantes de Manila proudly showcases Recital flamenco on July 9, 7:30 p.m. at Instituto Cervantes’ Salon de Actos.



Featuring the music of Spanish flamenco guitarist Keko Baldomero and vocals by young flamenco cantaor David Palomar, this one-night only offering is more than just a guitar performance, but is a sound that is absolutely and unmistakable Spanish flamenco from Andalucía.

Palomar was born in Barrio de la Viña in 1977. With his Cádiz-style, he has performed with noted bailaores such as Javier Barón and Cristina Hoyos. In his journey as an artist, he has also performed with guitarists of such caliber as Vicente Amigo and Gerardo Núñez.
Recipient of two of Spain's Premios Nacionales, he has become a phenomenon in the world of flamenco through numerous artistic collaborations and musical productions.

Keko Baldomero, on the other hand, was born in 1984 and began playing the guitar at the age of 9. Influenced by his brother Juanma Baldomero and of course by his birthplace, the famous "Barrio de Santa María" where the music of Flamenco flows through its streets, he began his training taking classes from the best guitarists of the region like Oscar Lago, Andrés Martínez, Juan Antonio Gómez, and Román Vicenti.

One of the up-and-coming flamenco guitarists in Spain, Baldomero has played in numerous places, primarily in Europe and Latin America.
On July 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Salon de Actos, experience for yourself an evening of fabulous Spanish music in a special offering brought to you by Instituto Cervantes.

Recital flamenco is organized by Instituto Cervantes de Manila in collaboration with Asociación de la Prensa de Cádiz, the Spanish Embassy in the Philippines, Junta de Andalucía- Agencia Andaluza para el Desarrollo del flamenco, and Qatar Airways.

Entrance to this concert is free on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. For more information, please call 5261482 or visit http://manila.cervantes.es Instituto Cervantes de Manila is at 855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila. Subscribe here at Cultura en Manila.

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The Lost Novel: Los pájaros de fuego de Jesús Balmori.

¡Hola a todos! As part of the Clásicos Hispanofilipinos, Instituto Cervantes de Manila presents the book launching of Los pájaros de fuego by Jesús Balmori. 7pm, Monday, June 28th, 2010. Join us in this momentous occasion as the collection brings recognition to the last batch of Spanish works written in the Philippines.



Majority of the classical Philippine literature was written in Spanish. Unknown to many, a great portion of Filipino nationalists were masters of the Spanish language and their works now bear testament to the nation’s Hispanic roots.


Clásicos Hispanofilipinos, a project by Instituto Cervantes de Manila aiming to preserve the works of Fil-hispanic authors from the beginning of the 20th century, is publishing the Spanish novel of Filipino journalist, playwright and poet, Jesús BalmoriLos pájaros de fuego (Birds of fire) on June 28, 7pm at Instituto Cervantes’ Salón de Actos.


Funded by Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Spain, Biblioteca Clásicos Hispanofilipinos seeks to bring recognition to the last batch of Spanish works written in the Philippines. It was launched last January with Adelina Gurrea Monasterio’s bookCuentos de Juana (Juana’s Stories).


A novel with remarkable historic and literary value, Balmori’s Los Pájaros de fuego is considered to be as the “lost novel.” All pages of the book, except the final chapter, were written by Balmori during the Japanese occupation. It miraculously escaped the repeated raids of the Japanese henchmen as Balmori stored each chapter in glass bottles and buried them under the garden of his house.


After the war, the manuscript was recovered from the ruins of Balmori’s house, finished and sold by the author to the Government, who committed to publish it. However, the manuscript of Los pájaros de fuego remained unnoticed for decades until three years ago in the National Archives.


Clásicos Hispanofilipinos is planning to publish two titles every year. Among the scheduled writers are Claro Mayo Recto, Antonio Abad, T. M. Kalaw and Evangelina Guerrero.


Biblioteca Clásicos Hispanofilipinos is organized by Instituto Cervantes de Manila in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in the Philippines, the Spanish International Cooperation Agency for Development (AECID) and the Spanish Program for Cultural Cooperation from Ministerio de Cultura de España. Among the supporting universities are the University of the Philippines (Department of European Languages, UP Diliman) and the University of Alicante (Spain).


Entrance to this book launch is free. For more information, please call 5261482 or visit http://manila.cervantes.es Instituto Cervantes de Manila is at 855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila. Subscribe here at Cultura en Manila.


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El Día E 2010 was a success!

¡Hola a todos! Instituto Cervantes de Manila would like to thank everyone for celebrating El Diá del Español! Last Saturday, June 19th, here at the Instituto grounds! The event was made bigger and better than the preceding year with the inclusion of El Juego del Español, outrageous prizes and so much more.


The program kicked off with the balloon drop, lluvia de palabras, where Spanish words were launched into the air with certain special words winning very special prizes; either a pastry with a Spanish word on it, come palabras, or a camiseta gratis. It continued with the palabras vivas, our very own version of Instituto's Got Talent wherein performers presented their skills based on a chosen Spanish word. With our very own panel of judges, it made for a very entertaining spectacle.


The place was packed with students, professors and all-around friends of the Spanish language. Similar to last year's celebration, with a new reincarnation of palabra que dura where the walls were once again decorated with cartoons and speech bubbles. This year's edition took inspiration from Saturday morning newspaper comics. ¿Qué chulo, no?


The fotos finalístas top 100 found themselves displayed during El Día E itself. Our ganadora for the Word Hunt in the City won a digital camera from Fuji for the word Maldita. El Día E ended with the grand finale of El Juego del Español, with a final match between two female students from Instituto Cervantes, with a trip to Andalucía at stake, the pressure was palpable. In the end, a winner was chosen; whittled down from a grand total of 144 participants. She will receive a week, all-expense paid, trip to the south of Spain. ¡Qué tengas buen viaje, chica!

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