This week sees the start of the 54th Valladolid International Film Festival (Seminci). Some of our students are combining Spanish lessons with an intensive week of cinema-going. Eight of the city´s cinemas are showing a packed programme of international feature films and “shorts” throughout the week. We even have a filmmaker from Holland in our classes this week!
The festival is famous for being the testing ground for innovative, controversial and even banned films. In 1975, for example, the Valladolid film festival saw the premiere in Spain of Kubrick´s “A Clockwork Orange”. The festival has also been the Spanish launch pad for filmmakers such as Fellini, Rossellini, Ken Loach and Aardman Animations among others. For more information visit the website at www.seminci.es
For more information about Spanish classes at International House Valladolid & Santander contact us at www.espaname.es