The movie, based on Arturo Pérez-Reverte's novel, will be available at Días de Cine Reading Club until May 26th, 2013. This initiative is sponsored by the America Reads Spanish program and the American Library Association to promote literature and the Spanish language in American libraries and universities.
El maestro de esgrima directed by Pedro Olea, stars Omero Antonutti, Assumpta Serna and Joaquim de Almeida. The movie will be available to participating libraries and universities.
El maestro de esgrima tells a story of a fencing master in pre-revolution Spain that is hired to teach fencing to a beautiful young woman. Although he has never taught a woman before he is fascinated by her. She wishes to learn a particular thrust which he is famous for. When a local nobleman becomes involved with her the intrigue begins.
The program is offered at no cost to U.S. libraries and universities. To participate, libraries simply have to register and send the form provided at the America Reads Spanish website. They will receive an exclusive user password via e-mail. This password will allow them to enjoy, legally and free of charge, public viewing of the movie of the week via online streaming at a library or university. All it requires is a computer and internet connection. For more information click here or send an email to Miami@comercio.mineco.es.