Film: Sanmao, la novia del desierto
April 22, 2022
12:00 pm (available for 48 hours)
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In the 1970s, Chinese writer Sanmao and Spanish diver José María Quero traveled to the Spanish Sahara, where Sanmao captured their daily experiences in a best-selling book, Tales from the Sahara. In Sanmao, la novia del desierto, filmmakers Marta Arribas and Ana Pérez recount the story of two people from radically different worlds whose relationship, marked by love, adventure, and tragedy, ultimately served to unite these worlds. Sanmao’s public persona remains iconic to this day.
2020; Spanish with English subtitles; 86 minutes; rated PG-13.
Free community event
In April, Instituto Cervantes continues its annual collaboration with the Malaga Festival, Cinema in Spanish, screening four contemporary documentaries by Spanish and Latin American filmmakers from the festival’s “Zonazine documental” category. This year, the films shown, all directed by women, explore a variety of social and political concerns, with the idea of migration and movement running through them as a constant theme in today’s world.
Zonazine documental, en femenino: Film Schedule
* April 8: Cartas mojadas (Paula Palacios, 2020)
* April 15: A media voz (Patricia Pérez & Heidi Hassan, 2019)
* April 22: Sanmao, la novia del desierto (Marta Arribas & Ana Pérez, 2020)
* April 29: Érase una vez en Venezuela, Congo Mirador (Anabel Rodriguez Rios, 2020)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.