October 16, 2021

14 films on the program for the 20th edition of the Hispanic Cinema Week in Clermont-Ferrand

14 films, 6 nationalities, 6 special evenings and a cine-snack for the youngest, the program for this 20th edition is rich in diversity.

premium The return of Hispanic cinema to the big screen, from September 17 to 24, in Clermont-Ferrand

All films are presented in their original version with French subtitles.

Here is the program :


La inocencia (1h37) – cine-concert opening night

Presented on the opening night, the Friday, September 17, at 8 p.m., this film will be preceded by a dance performance of the Flamenco 63 association.

With 15 prizes, Innocence, directed by Lucía Alemany, is a sincere film about female adolescence in a small Valencian village in the middle of summer. Everyone will be able to identify with this initiatory film which says a lot about Spanish society.

Additional screenings (film only): Wednesday 09/22 at 1:45 p.m. and Thursday 09/23 at 6:00 p.m.

Before burning (1h40)

Directed by Fernando Colomo, this comedy is presented exclusively.

Quique, an unemployed chirigotero tries to keep his family afloat when a local trafficker asks him to help him rob the largest drug depot in all of Spain.

Sessions: Saturday 09/18 at 1:45 p.m. and Monday 09/20 at 5:30 p.m.

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Girls (1h30)

Directed by Pilar Palomero, this film at the 4 Goyas is presented in preview.

In 1992, Célia was an 11-year-old girl studying at a girls’ college run by nuns. A new friend will take him to a new stage in his life: adolescence.

Sessions: Sunday 09/19 at 1:45 p.m., Wednesday 09/22 at 7:00 p.m. and Friday 09/24 at 3:45 p.m.

Time after (1h40)

Unique screening for the last film by Spanish director José-Luis Cuerda (who died in February 2020) to which the association dedicates the evening.

In 9177, the whole world was reduced to a single official building in which the “establishment” and filthy suburbs lived, inhabited by all the unemployed and hungry of the cosmos. Among all these wretches, José María decides to prove that by facing and selling a delicious lemonade of his own making in the official building, another world is possible.

Session: Tuesday 09/21 at 6 p.m.

The tongue of the butterflies (1h30) – ciné-conférence

To continue the tribute to José-Luis Cuerda, the association offers the magnificent film The tongue of butterflies : Moncho, 8, is afraid to go to school. However, his master, Don Gregorio, with such unorthodox methods, quickly made learning knowledge and life a real happiness. But in the summer of 1936, everything broke. The principles inculcated will be banished, and the privileged relationship between the pupil and his teacher will be quickly forgotten.

The screening of this film will be followed by a conference by Virginie Giuliana, university specialist in cinema, in partnership with Clermont Auvergne University and its students.

Session: Tuesday 09/21 at 8 p.m.


The Wolves (1h35)

Directed by Samuel Kishi, this film is presented in preview.

Just emigrated from Mexico to the United States, two young brothers must settle in their new homeland. While their mother leaves to look for a job, they remain alone in the apartment and must follow the 7 rules set by her.

Sessions: Saturday 09/18 at 3:45 p.m. and Wednesday 09/22 at 8:45 p.m.

Do you know Tómas? (1h30)

Directed by María Torres, this comedy is presented exclusively.

Leo promises his girlfriend that he will be responsible and offers to keep his brother Tomás. But Leo does not keep his promise and decides to take Tomás to the wedding of a famous producer, where he is to do a concert.

Sessions: Saturday September 18 at 5:30 p.m., Monday September 20 at 1:45 p.m. and Wednesday September 22 at 3:30 p.m.

Frida, viva la vida (1h30) – closing evening with public prize

This documentary by Giovanni Troilo is presented in preview.

It presents the two facets of Frida Kahlo: the revolutionary artist, pioneer of contemporary feminism, and the human being, victim of a tortured body and a tormented relationship.

The evening will close the 20th edition of this festival and will end with the public award ceremony (votes will take place throughout the week) followed by a cocktail offered by the association.

Session: Friday 24/09 at 8 p.m.


The heist of the century (1h54)

Directed by Ariel Winograd, this film is presented exclusively.

A group of burglars are about to carry out one of the most famous heists in Argentine history, that of the Rio bank which inspired the famous Spanish series The Money Heist.

Sessions: Monday September 20 at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday September 21 at 3:45 p.m. and Friday September 24 at 5:30 p.m.

The witches of Akelarre – in the presence of the director

Special evening with the presence of Argentinian director Pablo Agüero for this film with 9 nominations (including 5 prizes) at the 35th Goyas ceremony.

In the Basque Country, in 1609, six young women were arrested and accused of having participated in a diabolical ceremony, the Sabbath. Whatever they say, whatever they do, they will be considered witches. All they have to do is become one …

The film will be followed by a debate with the director.

Session: Thursday 23/09 at 8 p.m.

Peru (Focus for the bicentenary of independence)


Directed by Alejandro Legaspi and Fernando Espinosa, this film is presented exclusively.

At 13, Juliana fled the family home where she was mistreated. She is then confronted with the laws of the street to survive and poses as a boy to join a gang. This film testifies to the reality of the marginalized population of Peru.

Sessions: Sunday September 19 at 3:30 p.m. and Wednesday September 22 at 5:15 p.m.

La pasión de Javier (1h40) – film-concert and meeting with the director

Special evening on Sunday 19/09 at 6 p.m., with the presence of the director Eduardo Guillot and the film’s distributor, Jovita Mader.

This biopic will be preceded by a concert of songs from Latin America, given by the group Afunalhue.

At the beginning of the 1960s, a brilliant pupil of literature and a budding poet set out in search of his vocation. His life takes an opposite turn on this trip that opens his eyes and leads him to an unexpected fate.

Additional screenings (film only): Monday September 20 at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday September 23 at 1:45 p.m.


The spider (1h45)

Directed by Andrés Wood, this thriller is presented exclusively.

Chile, early 1970s, three young members of an extreme right-wing group are determined to overthrow Allende’s government.

Sessions: Monday 09/20 at 9:30 p.m., Tuesday 09/21 at 1:45 p.m. and Thursday 09/23 at 3:30 p.m.


We like it like that (1h22) – ciné-concert

Exclusive session, Saturday 09/18 at 8 p.m., for this musical documentary directed by Mathew Ramírez Warren. The film will be preceded by a concert by the Duo Gypsie Event (gypsy music).

A musical phenomenon of the late 1960s, the Boogaloo was born from the cohabitation of Latinos and African Americans in the poor neighborhoods of New York.

Additional screening (film only): Friday 24/09 at 2 p.m.


5 short films: The funny and surprising adventures of our heroes. From 3 years old (duration: 1 hour).

Session: Sunday 19/09 at 4 p.m.

Practical information: All films are shown at the Le Capitole cinema (place de Jaude in Clermont-Ferrand), at the single price of € 7 and € 5.50 for members of the association. Cine-snack: € 3.50. Phone.