World Youth Day Film Festival
Pilgrims in Madrid will have plenty to do these days during World Youth Day. On Wednesday night, one of the main attractions is a film festival in the city’s Fuencarral street.
Many are looking forward to seeing the movie titled “Cristiada.” It’s a Hollywood film that follows the religious persecution of Christians in Mexico in the late 1920’s. Among the featured actors are Andy Garcia and Eva Longoria.
Another popular thriller movie is “There be Dragons,” which combines the Spanish civil war with the life of Josemaria Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei.
Also on the list is “Of Gods and Men,” a French film that has won several international awards. It tells the story of a group of monks who try to survive in Algeria amid threats of fundamental terrorists.
In total, the crowd will be able to see 20 films and documentaries. What’s more, they’ll also be able to meet with some producers, directors and even actors.
For those registered in World Youth Day the film festival is completely free. Others will have to pay a symbolic fee of 1 euro that will go toward the “Solidarity Fund.”
~ Via Rome Reports.