FESTIVALS: Post-Penelope: Spanish Cinema Now and Future; Trying to Fill the Void

by Andy Bailey

(indieWIRE/ 12.10.01) -- The Film Society of Lincoln Center's 10th Spanish Cinema Now series, co-presented by the Instituto Cervantes (which opened last Friday and runs through December 27 at the Walter Reade Theater), serves up middling paella of 23 works, and two career surveys. Notwithstanding the last minute yanking of the U.S. debut of Julio ("Lovers of the Arctic Circle") Medem picture "Sex and Lucia," which will premiere next month at Sundance instead, the big story in Spanish cinema right now