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Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation in association with Consulate of Spain in Chennai, are organizing a festival of Spanish films under the them “Made by Women”. The festival began with a screening of a short film Miss Wamba that was about a lady with a heavy past behind her, stealing in funerals. The main film for the day was a documentary about a lady María Moliner (2017). As the movie started, it didn’t interest me, as I was clueless – what was it about and who was this person María Moliner? Many people were speaking on camera about a lady who through her hard…

Most space exploration films focus on the science involved or the action by the protagonists. The Spanish sci-fi Orbiter 9 (2017) that came last year feels a bit different, it is about a romance between two individuals who are worlds apart, and the distance they go for each other. Helena has been living all her life aboard a spacecraft which is on a near half-a-century journey to a distant planet, which humans are planning to colonize. After her parents died a few years ago, Helena has been living alone in the spacecraft. Due to a misfunction of the Oxygen generator, a…