They’re showing Mike de Leon’s classic 1980 film Kakabakaba Ka Ba? at Casa Asia in Barcelona this Saturday, as one of a two-part, sixteen-film cycle on Philippine cinema. As the Casa Asia website states, this is probably the longest such program of Filipino films ever held in Spain. If you’re lucky enough to be in lovely Barcelona between now and May 18, and from September 14 to November 30, do go to Casa Asia for masterpieces by such greats as Mike de Leon and Lino Brocka, in the original version with subtitles in Spanish.
Go to the Casa Asia website for more details.
The translator in me marvels at the translations of the Tagalog titles into Spanish. Maynila, Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag, shown two weeks ago, is Maynila en la gran ciudad, while Kakabakaba Ka Ba? is ¿Cómo late tu corazón?