The National Library of Spain has published an index of authors whose written work becomes public domain after eighty years since their death, as of January 1, 2017. Among them is Pedro Poveda.
The year 2016 has come to an end. Since March 4, date of the premiere of the film POVEDA in Spain, it has been screened in several cities of many countries with very positive feedback and, above all, the possibility to share the life and message of Saint Pedro Poveda. In this note Rosario Alvez reflects on the screening of the film in movie theaters in Montevideo and Paysandú, Uruguay.
SAN SEBASTIÁN, Spain.
"Humility, daring, confidence, courage ... joining hands and letting God take you wherever He wishes ..." are some of the comments of one of the alumni after the screening of the film POVEDA, on November 25 at 6:00 PM at a cinema in San Sebastian.
Last October 10th marked the 125th anniversary of María Josefa Segovia's birth and the Teresian Associatioon in the Philippines celebrated it in a very special way. The renowned "Koro Madrigal” gave a concert in her honor.
Given the large number of screenings and projections of the film POVEDA in different cities, due to the availability of DVDs and Blu-rays, we offer a guide on the "historical background" that can be of help when organizing forums or discussions on it. There is also a didactic guide for use in schools or by groups of young people. These are presented on December 3, the anniversary of the birth of St. Pedro Poveda, as a tribute to him and with gratitude.
The film POVEDA continues being screened in different countries through festivals, private screenings and/or film shows. In addition to Chile, in America the film has already been screened in Ecuador, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Peru, Uruguay, and Brazil. In a s few days it will be screened in Colombia and Argentina. It has also been premiered in Equatorial Guinea, Ireland, and soon it will be screened in France. On December 3, anniversary of the birth of Saint Pedro Poveda, the movie will be screened n Manila, Philippines.
Thirty Goya Award Nominations
The film has received thirty nominations to the prestigious Goya Awards 2016: best film; best director, Pablo Moreno; best original script: Pablo Moreno and Pedro Eugenio Delgado; best original music: Óscar Martín Leanizbarrutia; best actor: Raúl Escudero; best actress protagonist: Elena Furiase; best supporting actor: Carlos Cañas, Carlos Pinedo, Fran Calvo, Javier Bermejo, Juan Alberto López, Roberto Chapu, Vicente Gil, Xiqui Rodríguez; best supporting actress: Ainhoa Aldanondo, Andrea Guardiola, Eva Higueras González, Gladys Balaguer, Manuela Vicente, Maribel Carro, Marta Ruiz De Viñaspre, Sara Velasco; best actor revelation: Miguel Berlanga; best actress revelation: Silvia García Iglesias; best photography director: Rubén D. Ortega; best editor: María Esparcia; best artistic director: Aránzazu Gaspar; best costume design: Patrocinio Azpeleta; best makeup and hairdresser: Margarita Prieto Barrios, Nahia Martín Leanizbarrutia; best sound: Roberto Alonso Doniz, Ivan Mayoral.
155 films have been submitted. Nominations will be announced on December 14.
Awards in Argentina and Poland
The Buenos Aires festival, “Arte Non Stop,” celebrated last September, selected the film POVEDA as best film. In addition, Raúl Escudero received the award of best international actor for his interpretation of Pedro Poveda. Pablo Moreno won the award for best director, Aránzazu Gaspar the award for best art director and Patrocinio Azpeleta for best costume design. All of the above were received within the category of International Feature.
The Niepokalanow 2016 International Catholic Film and Multimedia Festival awarded POVEDA the title of best foreign film. The Polish festival received over 137 films and television programs, 19 radio programs, and 6 multimedia programs from eighteen countries: Indonesia, Slovakia, India, the United States, Croatia, Chad, the Czech Republic, the Philippines, France, Spain, Kazakhstan, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Great Britain, Italy, Zimbabwe and Poland.
The ceremony was closed at St. John Paul II gallery of the Porczynski Museum in Warsaw before civil and ecclesiastical authorities. This film continues to accumulate awards around the world, and Goya Producciones has released the film on DVD and Blu-ray in Spain with great success in stores and bookstores across the country.
The POVEDA film, which received the Mirabile Dictu Prize in Rome in April, was also honored by the International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration, and Equality held in Jakarta, where it won the International Award of Outstanding Excellence, in addition to Best film of the Online International Film Festival SE (OIFF). It became a semifinalist at the American Film Award and was selected for screening at BAF 2016, at the International Catholic Film Festival of Brazil, at Santo Domingo Catholic Film Festival, and Montevideo (Uruguay) last October.
Additionally, the film is being shown in many parishes, cultural centers, seminaries, schools, etc. and some are holding forums.
The DVDs and Blu-rays may be purchased in stores and through online platforms. Also at Santa Maria of Los Negrales Spirituality Center and at Saint Pedro Poveda Secretariat in Madrid (Príncipe de Vergara,88)
Nearly two hundred people emerged from the Omniplex Cinema in Rathmines, Dublin, surprised, moved, inspired and challenged. They had just seen the film Poveda, screened on Saturday 15 October, sub-titled in English.
The film POVEDA was screened at the auditorium of the Inter-diocesan seminary of Montevideo on September 19, with the presence of seminarians, faculty, and the Auxiliary Bishop of Montevideo, Bishop Milton Tróccoli, a friend of Saint Pedro Poveda and of the Teresian Association since his seminary days.
Starting on October 18, the film POVEDA will be available on DVD and Blu-ray formats in different bookstores and other shops.
As every year, the Editorial Board of Nuevamerica / Novamerica Magazine met for evaluation, planning and dissemination of the magazine. The meeting took place from September 8-10 Lima, Peru.
The film “Poveda” was screened at the auditorium of the seminary of the Archdiocese of Madrid on Tuesday, September 20, for approximately seventy young people and adults who are preparing for the priesthood.
The film "Poveda," inspired by the life of St. Pedro Poveda, will be screened in several countries. It has received awards and recognition at several film festivals.