Cultural activities

Virtual Cinema Club - Spanish and Latin American movies

Virtual Cinema Club - Spanish and Latin American movies IC Amán

The Instituto Cervantes in Amman organizes a Virtual Cinema Club targeted to those who have previously seen the films that will be debated in this Cinema Club.

As of April 20th, on Mondays every two weeks, Colombian film critic, Juan Carlos Lemus Polania, will make a very succinct presentation of the director of the film of the day, the cinematography that supports him and the history of the cinema of his country. He will then hold a discussion with the participants through Zoom platform.

The program, that represents different genres and themes of the Spanish and Latin American filmmaking industry, will include the following movies: Monos (Colombia), No (Chile), Una mujer fantástica (Chile), Amores perros (Mexico), Quién te cantará (Spain), Dolor y gloria (Spain), El secreto de sus ojos (Argentina), and La teta asustada (Peru).

Juan Carlos Lemus Polania is a Colombian film critic, editor and blogger. Bachelor in electronic engineering, with an MBA in Marketing, Creative Writing from the Escuela de Escritores de Madrid and Masters studies in Practical Philosophy”. He has been working for several years as a freelance covering festivals such as Berlin, Cannes, and Venice. He also does films and documentaries reviews and criticisms for the media: Cero en conducta, El Tiempo, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Bakánica, Kinetoscopio, CineVista and The End. Arcadia, Colombia; Cinéfilos Frustrados, Spain; Deus ex magnifica, Mexico; Desistfilm, La ventana indiscreta, Peru; among others. He has also been jury member at the Jaffna International Festival (SL) and the Short Film Festival in Colombo (SL). He is currently living in Amman with Regula, Elena and Damián with whom he shares some of his passions - movies, music, coffee and travelling - and who support him in other ones - philosophy and triathlon.