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Latin film fest opens in Japan

Oct 10 2013, 1:00am CDT | by IANS

Tokyo, Oct 10 (IANS/EFE) The 10th edition of Japan's Latin Beat Film Festival began here with a screening of "Los amantes pasajeros" (I'm So Excited), the latest from acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar.

Tokyo, Oct 10 (IANS/EFE) The 10th edition of Japan's Latin Beat Film Festival began here with a screening of "Los amantes pasajeros" (I'm So Excited), the latest from acclaimed Spanish director...

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Latin film fest opens in Japan

Oct 10 2013, 1:00am CDT | by IANS

Tokyo, Oct 10 (IANS/EFE) The 10th edition of Japan's Latin Beat Film Festival began here with a screening of "Los amantes pasajeros" (I'm So Excited), the latest from acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar.

Tokyo, Oct 10 (IANS/EFE) The 10th edition of Japan's Latin Beat Film Festival began here with a screening of "Los amantes pasajeros" (I'm So Excited), the latest from acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar.

Twenty films in all will be shown in Tokyo over the course of a week before a scaled-down version of the event takes to the road for stints in Kyoto and Yokohoma before concluding Nov 10 in Osaka.

Highlights of the Tokyo phase of the festival include Pablo Berger's "Blancanieves", Brazilian animated film "Rio 2096" and "NO", a political drama from Chile.

"It's like a metaphor: just as in Almodovar's film, in which the plane travels to Mexico, it's the time to look toward Latin America. There, interesting things are being done," Latin Beat organizer Alberto Calero told EFE.

Two of the stars of "Los amantes pasajeros", Javier Camara and Blanca Suarez, traveled to Tokyo for Wednesday's screening of the film, which won't reach Japanese theaters until January.

Also on hand for the festival is Spanish director Fernando Trueba, who will present two of his films, "El artista y la modelo" and "Chico y Rita".

Since its birth in 2003, Latin Beat - the only festival of its kind in Asia - has enjoyed steady growth in films, sponsors and attendance to become an essential event for Japanese cinephiles.

"It's an accomplishment to reach 10 years," Calero said. "And the interesting thing is that in this time we have seen how film in Spanish has begun - here in Japan and around the world - to awaken a lot of interest."

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Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem Write Open Letter About Israel's 'Genocide' on Gaza

Jul 29 2014 2:15pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Penelope Cruz, her husband Javier Bardem, and director Pedro Almodovar, are just a few of the stars that have written an open letter in local Spanish publications slamming Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip “Gaza is living through horror these days, besieged and attacked by land, sea and air. Palestinians’ homes are being destroyed, they are being denied water, electricity [and] free movement to their hospitals, schools and fields while the international community does ...
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Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem Pen Open Letter Condemning Israel's "Genocide," Madonna Calls for a Ceasefire

Jul 29 2014 1:35pm CDT | Source: E Online

More celebrities have come forward to voice their opinion over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Pedro Almodovar were among several sta ...
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Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem Denounce Israeli 'Genocide' in Open Letter

Jul 29 2014 11:26am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

UPDATED: Pedro Almodovar and other Spanish industry representatives join them in urging the European Union to condemn the bombing of Palestinian civilians.MADRID – Dozens of Spanish film stars, directors, musicians and writers, led by Oscar winners Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Pedro Almodovar, have denounced Israel’s incursion into Gaza.In an open letter referenced by Europa Press and others, they described Israel’s actio ...
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