8 APELLIDOS VASCOS
OPENING NIGHT FILM.
JUNE 22, 2015. 6:30 PM. By invitation only
Instituto Cervantes New York
211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017
JUNE 25, 2015. 12:30 PM.
Free and open to the public
Center for Worker Education
25 Broadway, 7th Floor (Auditorium)
New York, NY 10004
ORIGINAL TITLE: 8 APELLIDOS VASCOS
DIRECTOR: Emilio Martínez-Lázaro
PRODUCERS: Ghislain Barrois, Álvaro Augustin, and Gonzalo Salazar-Simpson.
CAST: Clara Lago, Dani Rovira, Karra Elejalde, and Carmen Machi.
Date completed: 2014
Film Category: Fiction
Length of Film: 90 min
Rafa’s never had to leave his hometown of Seville to get what matters most to him in life: dry sherry, hair gel and women. And then one day everything changes. The first woman to resist his charms ever appears: Amaia, from the Basque Country. Determined to win over her, Rafa crosses Spain from south to north from his hometown of Seville to Basque Country. Once there, he will do whatever it takes to win her heart, no matter how unreasonable it may be. He’ll change his accent, his style, and he’ll lie to no end, pretending to be Basque
Emilio Martínez Lázaro was born in 1945 in Madrid, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Las 13 rosas (2007), Ocho apellidos vascos (2014) and El otro lado de la cama (2002).