The show will be held on Monday 7, 14 and 21 November on the island, where it will meet the halfway of its programming throughout the archipelago

November 7, 2022

The Insularia Film Festival. Islas en Red starts today Monday its program in La Palma. On this occasion, the capital of the island will host the first three Mondays (7, 14 and 21) of this month of November, the screenings of the 18 films scheduled in this edition. Every day the emblematic Teatro Chico will open its doors from 8 pm and the sessions will be with free entry.

The show arrives in La Palma after concluding Sunday in Lanzarote. According to the artistic director of the festival, actress Aïda Ballmann, in this 2022 the festival began its journey in El Hierro at the beginning of October, from where it has toured La Graciosa, Tenerife and Lanzarote, scheduled to pass through ten different venues of the rest of the eight islands of the Archipelago until the end of November.

In this way, with its passage through La Palma the halfway point of the program is met. The program will be announced shortly in the islands of La Gomera, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura.

Today Monday, the “palmeros/as” will enjoy five films: “Los Bañistas” (2010) by Carlos Lechuga; “Dos Islas” (2017) by Adriana Castellanos; “Camionero” (2011) by Sebastián Milo; “Los Puros” (2021) by Carla Valdés León and “Última Canción Para Mayaan” (2021) directed by Lisandra López Fabé.

Insularia is carried out thanks to the sponsorship of the Canary Islands Government through the public company PROMOTUR, Canary Tourism and the REACT funds of the European Union, as well as the collaboration of the ten municipalities headquarters of the call.

New independent Cuban cinema.

According to Ballmann, “Insularia. Islas en Red” 2022 is dedicated to independent cinema, made in Cuba by directors who create their works on the formal margins, but far from the official Cuban industry.

Many of the works that are projected, were the first works of filmmakers that today are consecrated/ as internationally. Insularia pays tribute to these creators/ as, while offering the opportunity to the public of the Canary Islands to enjoy for the first time in the islands, these Cuban independent short films

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