Spanish Culture Centre in Egypt hosts Juan Cuenca
By: Mustafa Marie
Sun, Mar. 31, 2019
CAIRO - 31 March 2019: The Spanish Cultural Centre in Egypt (Instituto Cervantes) is hosting Spanish director Juan Manuel Cuenca to present his film “El autor” or "The Author" in the presence of Egyptian writer Khaled al-Khamisi in Zawya Cinema.
The event comes as part of a symposium entitled "Narration of a Story through a Collection of Photographs" at the Cervantes Institute in Cairo and Alexandria.
On April 8, a meeting with the Spanish director will follow the screening of the award-winning "The Author" (2017), which has been nominated for nine different categories, in the Small Hall in Zawya Cinema.
On April 9, the Cervantes Institute in Alexandria will organize a seminar entitled "Narration of a Story through a Collection of Pictures" at 6:30 p.m.
“El autor” is a 2017 Spanish drama film directed by Manuel Martín Cuenca. The film premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
Álvaro separates from his wife Amanda, an elated best-seller writer, and motivated by her success, makes up his mind to write a great novel. Problem is he lacks talent and imagination. He figures out that great fiction is drawn from reality, and he begins to manipulate his neighbors and to get involved in their lives in order to find inspiration for his writing.
Manuel Martín Cuenca is a Spanish film director. He directed more than ten films since 1990.
In 2017, “El autor” (The author) was nominated for the Goya Award for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The Cervantes Institute is a worldwide non-profit organization created by the Spanish government in 1991. It is named after Miguel de Cervantes (1547–1616), the author of Don Quixote and perhaps the most important figure in the history of Spanish literature.
The Cervantes Institute, a government agency, is the largest organization in the world responsible for promoting the study and the teaching of Spanish language and culture.
This organization has branched out in over 44 different countries with 87 centers devoted to the Spanish and Hispanic American culture and Spanish Language.
Article 3 of Law 7/1991, created by the Instituto Cervantes on March 21, explains that the ultimate goals of the institute are to promote the education, the study and the use of Spanish universally as a second language to support the methods and activities that would help the process of Spanish language education, and to contribute to the advancement of the Spanish and Hispanic American cultures throughout non-Spanish-speaking countries.