"Courage and clarity of vision" is the theme addressed by Maite Uribe, President of the Teresian Association, in the Letter of the Year 2017. In it she presents the motto that will accompany the mission of the Association in the various contexts: Be courageous! Do not be afraid! The Spirit of the Lord is fortitude and love!
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)
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic.
Authorities and alumni of Veritas Institute in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, recognized the merits, commitment, and dedication to teaching of Encarnación Molina, a retired teacher and member of the Teresian Association who worked at the Institute and returned to this country after 35 years.
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.
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea.
With a roundtable on "The family today," the Teresian Association (TA) in Equatorial Guinea (EG) opened the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of its arrival in this country at the Cultural Center of Spain in Malabo, on October 8th. The scheduled events, includes the projection of the film POVEDA on October 21.