Athens’ Hispanic Film Festival – FeCHA is returning for its 7th edition between 25-31 May, to inaugurate the summer cinema season and to showcase the rich cinematic culture of Spanish speaking countries at the open-air cinemas, Ellinis and Aello Cinemax.
The official opening of the festival will be with the film Argentina, 1985by Santiago Mitre, and starring Ricardo Darin and Peter Lansani. Nominated for a Best International Award at the Oscars and awarded with a Golden Globe award, the film unwravels the true story of the judicial battle to restore justice to the victims of the military dictatorship in Argentina.
The official closing film is 75 Días by writer/director Marc Romero, based on the real case that shocked Spain and has remained in history known as “The Alcasser Murders”.
Prefestival activities will start on the 22-23 May that will put us in the right cinematic mood. So at the Hellenic American Union, Exile Room and at the Instituto Cervantes, the short film section of the festival, cortoFeCHA, a tribute to Basque Cinema “La Ventana Vasca” and a special animation screening La Otra Forma will take place.
Award-winning directors and screenwritersCesc Gay and Félix Viscarretwill be his year at FeCHA to present their new films Historias Para No Contar andNo Mires a Los Ojos respectively. Félix Viscarret will also present a masterclass on screenwriting that is based on literary work on Friday 26th May at the Hellenic Open University, with free entry.
This year FeCHA is pleased to announce that it will premiere the new Spanish TV series Apagón, where Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Alberto Rodríguez will present to us a world without technology.
We are expecting you to enjoy, among other things, crazy comedies (“ RAMONA”, “La Novia de América”), police mysteries (“ La Maniobra de la Tortuga”) and award-winning arthouse selections (“PLAZA CATEDRAL, “La Jauría”, “La Civil”) under the starlight.
This year’s poster is inspired by Spanish artist Joan Miró, celebrating 130 years since his birth.