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Things to do / Cultural/Entertainment | Yotsuya

2nd Venezuela Film Festival

Following last year’s successful inaugural event, the Venezuala Film Festival returns to Tokyo this October with a diverse line up of short films and feature movies. The festival is run by the Cervantes Institute, the world's largest worldwide institution dedicated to teaching Spanish, with more than 100,000 students taking part in their courses.

This year’s films include something for all movie lovers across many genres, including romance and drama. For those looking for a great date night film, “Papita, Mami, Toston,” directed by Louis Carlos, follows the story of Andres and Julissa, fans of rival Venezualan baseball teams. Andres pretends to be an enthusiastic fan of enemy team, Magallanes, to win her love, but what will happen when the truth is revealed?

For those looking for something a bit more thrilling, “Zero Hour,” directed by Diego Velasco, follows Parca, the head of an assassin group fights to save the life of his wife and unborn child, but with hospitals on strike, this won’t be an easy task.

The film festival is held at the Chiyoda-ku Cervantes Building with the first feature film, “Pero Malo” showing on Thursday Oct. 17.

(Carissa Shale)