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Thursday, April 19, 2007

International Book Day @ Instituto Cervantes

International Book Day

Fecha Date April 21, Saturday
Hora Time From 10 am to midnight
Lugar Venue Instituto Cervantes

Book Fair and Instituto Cervantes’ Open House. A whole day affair beginning at 10:00 am!

Entrada gratuita Free entrance

Join us as we celebrate World Book Day at Instituto Cervantes! From 9:00 am to 10:00 pm on Saturday, April 21, 2006, Instituto Cervantes will be having an Open House, ‘round the clock fiesta to commemorate the International Book Day.
What’s waiting for you at Instituto Cervantes?

Feria del Libro Book Fair

Saturday’s main attraction is the Book Fair. We will be offering more than 4,000 brand new books at token prices (starting from 20 Php). The fair will also include books by popular Filipino publishing firms and leading bookstores at 20% off. As per Spanish tradition, every book buyer will receive a rose (while supplies last). In addition, the first 200 hundred buyers will receive a free copy of the novel Don Quijote de la Mancha. More surprise gifts will await visitors throughout the day!

Books by Filipino publishing firms like Anvil and leading bookstores will also be sold and Filipino authors such as National Artists Sionil Jose and Alejandro Roces, Gregorio Brillantes, Jessica Zafra, Charlson Ong, Sarge Lacuesta, Katrina Tuvera, Marjorie Evasco and Alice Sun-Cua will be present for book signing.

Cultural events and freebies!

On this day, at 12:30 pm, there will be Spanish Wine and Cheese Tasting. We will also have FREE Latin dance classes (at 3:00 pm), as well as jazz shows, concerts, dance performances, film showings, Spanish wine & cheese tasting. Guided tours of the Instituto Cervantes building will also be done at different schedules.

Also, on this day, visitors may avail of a FREE Spanish class for beginners!
Two Spanish on-line presentations are also included in the list of events. Guests may also participate in the diagnostic exam, Test your Spanish.

New students who enroll on April 21st will be given a 20% discount off the regular price. (Only valid for certain schedules and full payment).

Keep your eye out for more freebies to be had throughout the day!

Contests -and prizes!

Instituto Cervantes will also hold contests on this day such as La Foto del Día (Photo of the Day) and the Poetry Reading Contest. Everyone is both welcome and invited to participate in the contests. At stake are cool prizes for the winners. The winning entry will be selected by popular vote.

Poetry Reading Contest
Put your artistic skills to the test! Read a poem of your choice and you stand a chance to win a fabulous prize!

La Foto del Día Photo Contest Don’t own a $1000 camera? ¡No hay problema! All you need is a cellphone equipped with a camera. Pictures must be of subjects (people, objects, events, etc.) as seen within the grounds of the Instituto Cervantes during the Día del Libro. All entries must be received before 6:00 pm on April 21, 2007. Approach the Photo Contest booth to register and to submit your photo(s). There will be a First Priz of 10,000 Php plus a free Spanish course at Instituto Cervantes, and a Second Prize of 5,000 Php plus a set of books.
Don’t want to submit an entry? You can also join by voting for your favorite photo (A set of books will be raffled among voters!)

There will also be special movie screenings with the theme Great Books on the Screen. Schedule is as follows:

2 pm > La colmena Directed by Mario Camus (114 min.) 1982.
6 pm > El método Directed by Marcelo Pyñeiro (105 min.) 2005.

La colmena

Director Directed by Mario Camus
Duración Duration: 114 min.
Producción Production: España, 1982

Intérpretes Cast: Victoria Abril, Ana Belén, José Bódalo, José Luis López Vázquez, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba

Fecha Date: April 21
Hora Time: 2:00 pm
Lugar Venue: Instituto Cervantes

Durante el invierno de 1942, la ciudad de Madrid sufre hambre, opresión y toda clase de calamidades. Alrededor de un café, "La delicia", sesenta personas bien diferenciadas yuxtaponen y relacionan sus problemas y supervivencia cotidiana. Película inspirada en la novela homónima de Camilo José Cela.

Based on the novel of the same title by Camilo José Cela, La Colmena is a heartrending compilation of stories of people in the Madrid of 1942, just after the Spanish Civil War. The main theme of the film is the contrast between the poets, surviving close to misery under the Franco's regime, and the winners of the war, the emerging class of the people that makes easy money with illegal business. The film received the Golden Bear in the Berlin Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles

In Spanish with English subtitles Sólo para adultos For Adults Only
El método

Director Directed by Marcelo Pyñeiro
Duración Duration: 105 min.
Producción Production: España, 2005

Intérpretes Cast: Eduard Fernández, Eduardo Noriega, Natalia Verbeke, Carmelo Gómez, Ernesto Alterio, Adriana Ozores

Fecha Date: April 21
Hora Time: 6:00 pm
Lugar Venue: Instituto Cervantes

Siete aspirantes a un alto puesto ejecutivo se presentan a una prueba de selección de personal para una empresa multinacional. En un clima de tensa competitividad, la inseguridad de los participantes se convertirá en miedo, dudas y en un estado de paranoia general. En este claustrofóbico clima de máxima desconfianza y absoluta falta de escrúpulos, se crearán alianzas, se producirán disputas, se revelarán secretos, se destaparán pasados...

Seven candidates compete for an executive position at a multinational company. Candidates are assembled to be put through the final selection process for a single high-level position at a multinational corporation. From the outset, there is a palpably tense, competitive atmosphere among the group. Feelings of distrust increase when they realize they are aspiring for the same position. They find themselves pitted against one another in a contest that elicits fear, suspicion, paranoia and betrayal. Winner of 2 Goya Awards.

Kids will also have the chance to enjoy 3 Spanish movies for children:
11 am > Don Quijote, 1 For further info on the film, click here
1:30 pm > Don Quijote, 2 For further info on the film, click here
4:30 pm > El bosque animado For further info on the film, click here

And in the evening, to top off the entire day, Instituto Cervantes will hold the Día del Libro Party with a Latin band, Spanish food… and lots of FUN!

International Book Day @ Instituto Cervantes

10 am – 7 pm
Book Fair
10:30 am
Photo Contest: Photo of the Day*
Instituto Cervantes
11:00 am
Guided Tour**
Instituto Cervantes Hall
11:00 am
Film for kids: Don Quijote, 1
Aula 5
11:30 am
Spanish Online presentation**
Sala Multimedia
11:30 am – 2pm
Writers’ Book Signing
11:45 am
Test your Spanish**
12:00 nn
Jazz in the patio
12:15 pm
Free Trial Spanish Class**
Aula 7
12:30 pm
Spanish Wine and Cheese Tasting
1:00 pm
Guided Tour**
Instituto Cervantes Hall
1:30 pm
Film for kids: Don Quijote, 2
Aula 5
2:00 pm
Film: La colmena
Salón de Actos
2:45 pm
Test your Spanish**
3:00 pm
Free Latin Dance Classes**
Salón Rizal Casino
3:30 pm
Merienda: Chocolate con churros
Jazz on the roof
Instituto Cervantes Hall
4:00 pm
Guided Tour**
Instituto Cervantes Hall
4:15 pm
Free Trial Spanish Class**
Aula 7
4:30 pm
Spanish online presentation**
Sala Multimedia
4:30 pm
Film for kids: El bosque animado
Aula 5
4:30 pm
Poetry Reading Contest***
4:45 pm
Test your Spanish**
5:45 pm
Modern Dance Performance
6:00 pm
Film: El método
Salón de Actos
7:30 pm
Awarding: Photo & Poetry Reading
8:00 pm
Fiesta: Latin Party

*Rules at the reception desk
**Please book with Marie at the reception desk
***2 categories: Spanish and Other Languages. To sign up for the contest, please call at 526-1482 to 85 (Marie/Isabel)

International Book Day @ Instituto Cervantes
Instituto Cervantes855 Kalaw St., 1000 Ermita. Manila (To see map click here)
Tel. (632) 526 1482 - 85 Fax (632) 526 1449

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