Cine Noir in Salobreña

SAL Cine NoirThe 6th edition of the Muestra de Cine Negro y Denuncia Social en Español in Salobreña now has firm dates: from 4th to the 7th of April.

The term cine noir, French for “black film” (literal) or “dark film” (closer meaning), first applied to Hollywood films by French critic Nino Frank in 1946 before becoming generally accepted in the 1970’s. The Bogart film where he played in the Philip Marlowe, The Big Sleep is a classic example, although some would consider it simply as melodrama.

This annual cine-noir event has the double function of bring this kind of film genre to Salobreña – national recognition of this effort is growing – and highlight social injustices in Spain.

Organised by the cultural association, Calibre 18Seis80, this year has two changes; one of them is that the event will last one day less, and the other is that its official inauguration will be at 18.00h, whereas before it has always been in the morning.

Amongst other ingredients, the inauguration will include an Argentine film (7 cajas) which will be presented by university professor, who will host a talk on the film and Latin-American films in general afterwards.

Then you’ve got short films and a talk on Thursday, films, directors and actors on Friday, and on Saturday a Uruguayan film called, Migas de Pan (2016) on the last military dictatorship and its consequences.

Sunday is award-giving day, so there you go, plenty of films in Salobreña in the first week of the month!

(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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