‘Chalchitra’ Children’s International Film Festival

November 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Asia/Kolkata Timezone
National Gallery of Modern Art
Jaipur House
Sher Shah Road, Near Delhi High Court, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Instituto Cervantes
'Chalchitra' Children’s International Film Festival @ National Gallery of Modern Art  | New Delhi | Delhi | India

Movies in Spanish with English Subtitles.

10:00 am : “Donkey Xote”

Director / Direction: José Pozo
Cast: Andreu Buenafuente, David Fernández, Sonia Ferrer, José Luis Gil, Jordi González
Script: Angel E. Pariente based on he novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Music: Andrea Guerra
Year: 2007
Duration: 90 min.
Awards and nominations: 2008, Gaudí Awards nomination for Best Animated Feature; 2009, Goya Awards nomination for Best Animation Film

Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcASkdv105Y

Synopsis: Donkey Xote is a 3D computer-animated children’s adventure comedy film, based on the Miguel de Cervantes novel Don Quixote. The movie begins with a narration of the story as told by Cervantes, but the narrator is interrupted by the donkey Rucio who insists on telling the “true” story of the adventure: Don Quixote was not crazy, but in fact an intelligent and passionate person. In Rucio’s re-telling of his adventure with Don Quixote and his squire, Sancho Panza (Andreu Buenafuente), we learn that Rucio wishes he were Quixote’s horse, and that the horse, Rocinante, hates leaving his stable. As it develops, Dulcinea has a difficult time choosing between the knight and his wealthy sidekick. The rivalry between Quixote and Panza leads the two on a journey across Spain to Barcelona as they both vie for the beautiful woman’s affections. To defend his honor among the imposters, the real Quixote must duel and win against the Knight of the Moon in order to learn the true identity of Dulcinea.

2:00 pm : “Don Quixote”

Direction: Cruz Delgado
Cast: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Antonio Ferrandis, Rafael de Penagos, Luis Varela, José Guardiola, Manolo García
Script: Gustavo Alcalde, based on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes
Music: Antonio Areta, Juan Pardo, peroformed by Botones
Duration: 184 min.

Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFMEiKv0eLE

Synopsis: A magnificent animation movie with lots of fun, adventure, humour and drama, and along with them, very educative. Based on the world famous masterpiece novel by Miguel de Cervantes, it was very popular between Spanish children. It is a great work, an excellent way to approach to Don Quiijote’s literary adventures, even adults enjoy so much with it. About the cast, the voices chosen for the characters are undoubtedly excellent: specially the voices of Don Quijote (played by the huge talented actor Fernando Fernán Gómez), Sancho Panza (Antonio Ferrandis, another great professional), and Cervantes (the excellent communicator Rafael de Penagos, one of the most handsome voices in Radio and TV). The music soundtrack (made by the musical group “Botones”) was also a cute and naïve but effective way to enthusiasm children. Specially open musics “In a place of La Mancha…” and “Sancho – Quijote”.