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Feminine Space. Pioneers

Feminine Space. Pioneers Instituto Cervantes (Lola Montero). Foto de Valentín Javier

"Espacio femenino" is, since 2010, a stable program of the Cervantes Institute dedicated to women's culture, which usually includes recent films that serve as a sample of film production directed by women. This year, for the first time, the series focuses on women who debuted as film directors from the 1950s to the 1970s and, therefore, they were pioneers in the history of Spanish cinema.

The six films that make up this year's cycle not only show the work and aesthetic proposal of the pioneering women whose names we recover: each film is a very interesting portrait and a particular look at the Spain of their time.

The program has, in addition, the exceptional interest of the historical tour, from 1953 to 1981, that it offers us.

"Espacio femenino. Pioneras" is in this 2021, in which the Cervantes Institute celebrates its 15th anniversary, the best letter of the talent presentation of five hard-working filmmakers, who shot their films with honesty and commitment despite the times playing against them.

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