14 Jun ´´Cocretas´´ day.
San Sebastian food and cinema
All the photos of the actors, etc in this article are taken by me.
Theres only a city in the whole world like San Sebastian where theres a special mention and day to the croquetas or ´´cocretas´´ as the foreigners say……
At the old town part of this city all the bars, gastropubs and restaurants join in and cook all sort of croquettes in all the tastes you can ever imagine. Croquettes of cheese, ham, hake, boletus,etc
This special day you can eat all the croquettes you want. It´s all manage and run up by the bar – restaurant Cepa and the other bars, restaurants who want to promote their croquettes.
16 OF JANUARY CROQUETTE DAY.
I think it´s a great day to promote the bars, restaurants of a spanish city as Spain counts with a great variety of gastronomy in all the cities of this great country.
Gastronomy: San Sebastian Croquettes
Theres all sort of tastes for the the croquettes like cheese, ham, boletus, cockles. If you love handmade croquettes like me, this is a dream come true.Unfit for those who are on a diet, o they don´t enjoy the pleasures of food, or just some sort of embittered people who are all the time counting the calories, it´s just one day right? who cares…
On my humble opinion the best croquetas, and who clearly deserved the fist price were the croquetas oyster of the catering Bokado, they literally disappeared from the tray and from the mouth of the people in five seconds…Excellent, tasty, crunchy…simply out of this world.
If you go to San Sebastian you ought to enjoy the food, the wonderful beaches, surf, mountains, their people and their cinema festival.Talking about cinema I saw in this last edition Antonio Banderas, the latin lover with beard or without it he´s still ´´THE Latin Lover ´´and still looks amazingly hot with 50 years old.
The 62 th Edition Cinema festival in San Sebastian
This amazing festival has shine like old good times with glamour and fashion.
Theres good films like the french or argentinian films that play with creativity, intelligence, humour and savoir faire without spending a lot of money like american productions.Theres a way to make good film with a good story, good actors, intelligence and humour.
The festival of cinema San Sebastian has the best views, the best food, very well organised, even has better views and food than Cannes….But what we don´t have is marketing, marketing, marketing and mass media. The international actors and famous directors want to go to Cannes because they know that the next day they are going to appear in all the magazine and newspapers covers (this is a fact).
With four elements you can make and produce good and entertained films.Films without the never ending theme: The spanish civil war….or spanish films where you can see never ending sufferings, sadness...
In the past the numbers of the spanish cinema were really terrorific. If we sum up all the income of all the citizens at the box offices we don´t reach, even remotely, all the millions of euros that the government has subsidised in their pockets. At that time it was a very boring cinema where a theme like the spanish Civil War predominated. A lot about the Civil War has been said. Maybe too much. For once, it is time to turn the page. Currently, we are starting to see good films and amazing, brilliant spanish actors. It is important to reduce the 21 per cent of VAT in all the culture issues in Spain. Yes to pay taxes but in a lower percent.
The spanish cinema used to be bad because it simply produced bad films, the scripts were useless and outdated. A few actors and directors which I mention here are really the exception: Alejandro Amenabar, Isabel Coixet, Berlanga, etc. Actors: Javier Bardem, Javer Camara, Carmen Maura, etc.. to name a few that comes right now to my mind. Some spanish are defficient and some actors overact…are not natural and sometimes cheesy….The public has demonstrated their rejection by not going to the cinema. Recently some good films such as Ocho apellidos vascos ( Eight vasque surnames) has turned into the good direction. This film has reach great results. This film reminds me of a very good french film called ´´Bienvenue chez les Ch´tis´´Theres also very good spanish serials such as Velvet, El tiempo entre Costuras, who are exported in other countries.
Now it comes to my head an image of a great film “Dance Dance, don´t stop dancing “of the celebrated and known well Director Sydney Pollack that talks about the human condition in a period of difficulty and personal instability. The film was developed in the hard times of the Depression in the USA. Where some desperate protagonist dance in a marathon that never ends. Here some of us we dance to the music in order to receive our prize.
Greetings and most important be happy .