On occasion of the European Union Week, the Spanish embassy promotes this cinematographic soiree, which consists of two film screenings of Spanish movies. Las Trece Rosas by Emilio Martínez-Lázaro set in 1939 tells of the end of the Spanish Civil War, when Franco`s troops entered Madrid. Many republicans, who feared a bloody repression, fled the country, but others didn’t want to or could not leave Spain, including some 13 year-old girls, who were shot on 5 August 1939 in the Almudena cemetery in Madrid. This movie was awarded the 12th edition of the Premios Goya / Academy awards for best supporting actor, best original score, best photography and best costumes.
The second movie is the Spanish-Peruvian movie La Teta Austada by Claudia Llosa. It tells the story of Fausta, who suffers an illness transmitted through mother`s milk by women who have been violated or mistreated during the years of terrorism in Peru. After the death of her mother, Fausta is suddenly forced to confront her secret fears. This movie was awarded by the Berlinale International Film Festival in 2009 with a Golden Bear for Best Film.