A thrilling program awaits and includes a star-studded line-up of films at the Spanish Film Festival 2017.
Featuring performances by
The festival will open with the sexy and daring Spanish box office hit KIKI, LOVE TO LOVE (KIKI, EL AMOR SE HACE). Told through five stories, as a scorching summer heatwave intensifies the desires of a collection of Madrid lovers, this award-winning comedy is adapted from Josh Lawson’s film, The Little Death. With critics drawing parallels between the film’s director Paco León and
The festival will close with THE TRIP TO SPAIN, directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring the always hilarious Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, who reunite in the third chapter of the hugely popular series, The Trip. Picking up where they left off in The Trip to Italy, with semi-fictional, spouse-free raconteurial
The THE QUEEN OF SPAIN (LA REINA DE ESPAÑA), from Oscar winning director Fernando Trueba and starring
The REEL FLAMENCO section of the program is set to electrify with screenings of FLIGHT OF THE GUITAR: DREAMING OF PACO DE LUCIA (LA GUITARRA VUELA: SOÑANDO A PACO DE LUCÍA), which focuses on ‘La Maestro’, Spanish musician Paco De Lucia, and his self-designed guitar; JOTA: BEYOND FLAMENCO (LA JOTA), the new film from legendary Spanish filmmaker Carlo Saura(Carmen, Tango),
The CENTREPIECE film SUMMER 1993 (ESTIU 1993), was the critical breakout at this year’s Berlinale,
The REEL INFANTIL section delivers kids films that will provide fun for the whole family. Selections include
Highlights from the REEL ESPAÑOL section include THE BAR (EL BAR), an offbeat thriller from cult director Alex de la Iglesia (Witching and Bitching, SFF 2014), about a motley group of people trapped in a bar; MAY GOD SAVE US (QUE DIOS NOS PERDONE), featuring Roberto Álamo in his Goya award-winning role, as one of two detectives tasked with discretely tracking down a killer amongst a million tourists in mid-summer Madrid; and SMOKE AND MIRRORS (EL HOMBRE DE LAS MIL CARAS),from the director of Marshland (SFF 15), is the incredible true story of a man who fooled an entire country:the shadowy, ingenious Francisco
This year’s ANA BELÉN retrospective pays tribute to a multi-talented actress, singer and director who has recorded more than 35 albums and appeared in more than 40 films and 30 theatrical productions across her career. The program will include three of Ana’s earlier films: TORMENT (TORMENTO –
This is just a selection of the full program line up. For further details visit www.spanishfilmfestival.
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