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M Vida Loca

Here’s a link to the interactive online drama Mi Vida Loca (British Academy Television Craft Awards, Winner 2009 Interactive Innovation), where my dear friend Esther had a part (episodes 7-12). Some of the scences were shot in Medina de Rioseco, with real Spanish students and real people.

Mi Vida Loca is great for Spanish beginners who like to complete a first course in 12 weeks, but I think it’s also great for “false” beginners, elemntary and lower intermediary levels. Actually, I know of Spanish native speakers, who love this programme and of Spanish language teachers (secondary and adult education), who use it in their class.

Hope you enjoy it, too.

Mi Vida Loca


8th London Spanish Film Festival

My Spanish is a bit rusty after having spent some weeks in Austria during the summer break, which was great  as I could communicate in my mother tongue 24/7. At the end of my stay I even thought my German had improved – I am of course referring to street German rather than to the German you find in course books.

Anyway, it is now high time to invest a bit of TLC to my slowly retreating Spanish skills and what better way, than by going to see a Spanish movie.

Check out the program of the 8th London Spanish Film Festival, which will take place at Cine Lumiere, South Kensington, from 28th September- 10th October 2012. Some screenings also take place at International House, Instituto Cervantes.

This is a unique opportunity to view recent Spanish films, most of them are in fact UK premiers and there is something for everyone: engaging thriller, comedies, dramas, action movies, documentaries and shorts. Also, many of the films will be presented by their director and actors!!

I am looking forward to the “Acting Almodovar” series (at Cine Lumiere), in particular to the on-stage conversation with Marisa Paredes and Antonia San Juan with Prof. Maria Delgado on Monday 1st October, 6.30 and the Q&A with Marisa Paredes after the screening of La Flor de mi Secreto on Tuesday, 2nd October, 8.30 pm