January 14, 2022
12 pm (available for 48 hours)
On the Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel Here
Manicomio, Fernán-Gómez’ directorial debut, reworks several stories from different sources about the world of inmates in psychiatric institutions. When the protagonist, Carlos, visits his girlfriend at the hospital where she works, the director of the facility introduces him to his niece, who is obsessed with playing the harp continuously, and to a nurse who repeats word for word what Carlos says.
1954; Spanish with English subtitles; 80 minutes; rated PG-13.
Free community event
In January, Instituto Cervantes celebrates the centenary of the birth of actor, filmmaker, journalist, playwright, novelist, and screenwriter Fernando Fernán-Gómez (1921-2007), one of a generation of artists who defined what is now considered classic Spanish cinema.
Fernando Fernán-Gómez cumple cien años: Film Schedule
* January 7: F.F.G. Un retrato (Jesús García de Dueñas, 1976)
* January 14: Manicomio (Fernando Fernán-Gómez & Luis M. Delgado, 1954)
* January 21: El extraño viaje (Fernando Fernán-Gómez, 1964)
* January 28: La lengua de las mariposas (José Luis Cuerda, 1999)
All titles will be available on the Instituto Cervantes Vimeo channel for 48 hours, starting at 12 pm on the day on which they are scheduled for viewing.