The Spanish Film Festival kicks off tonight in Adelaide at the Palace Nova Cinemas. And with a second cinema screening the festival at Palace Prospect, it promises to be the biggest festival ever in terms of number of screenings.
The overall theme for the festival is celebrations. There is also a special emphasis this year on female directors with five Spanish film directors through the program.
The opening night film “Tribe” is a funny feel good film where a family is reunited by dance. It makes for a perfect choice for film goers before they kick on at the after party which occurs after the screening.
There is also a kids section to the program which is suited to Spanish speaking families who can bring their children to see films in Spanish language on the big screen. Hence, helping the children learn their native language.
Summer 1993 which was a big hit at last year’s program makes a return to the festival.
The program is diverse, so if you are a fan of comedy, drama, romance, thriller or kid’s films, you are guaranteed to find a film that suits your taste in film at the Spanish Film Festival.
The Spanish Film Festival runs from tonight until May 13 at Palace Nova East End and Palace Prospect.
Words by Tony Polese