The eleventh Spanish meter, festival of best film achievements in Spanish language, will be held from 16th to 30th of May at three locations in Belgrade: the Cultural Center of Belgrade, the Museum of Yugoslav Cinematheque and the Belgrade Youth Center.
The festival begins with a cycle of films “Honorary Prize of Goya” on May 16th at the Museum of Yugoslav Cinematheque. During three days, the audience will be able to watch movies where legendary Marisa Paredes, this year’s winner of the honorary award of the Spanish Academy of Film and Arts, was brilliant! As one of the famous muses of Pedro Almodovar, she has built her career in Spain, as well as in France and Italy, and the Goya Award this year has been given to her for “a fruitful and long-lasting career and a professional way that maintains with absolute dedication.”
A specially designed cycle of films “Women’s Corner“, which gives an overview of the most interesting performances of Spanish directors, will take place this year in the Belgrade Youth Center. During two days, on May 23rd and 24th, there will be a series of films of both young and already celebrated Spanish authors. This cycle is an integral part of the regular program of the Institute Servantes and reflects the desire to highlight the specificity of the female vision in various areas of Spanish film production.
The favorite Spanish film delicacy, the cycle called “Contemporary Film“, this year will feature exciting, emotional, witty and socially engaged performances from Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. The cycle will be held from 25th to 30th of May in the Auditorium of the Cultural Center of Belgrade, and it will be opened by Spanish film “The night my mother killed my father” by Ines Paris, who will also be a guest of the Spanish Meter.
Ines Paris (Madrid, 1963) is one of the most important representatives of Spanish film in the last few years. As the daughter of philosopher Karlos Parisa, she has completed her studies of philosophy, specializing in the areas of aesthetics and art history. She gained great popularity with comedies “My mother likes women” and “Seed, a love story”, which she recorded along with Daniel Feherman. In May 2017, she became the first woman to be at the head of the Spanish Association of Authors and Publishers. Her film “The night my mother killed my father” had 18 nominations for the Goya Award last year!
The whole program of the festival is available at: www.spanskimetar.rs
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.