Hola! 13TH Spanish Film Festival presents Spanish women, classy contemporary cinema & a Colombian cinema coup!
Honoured by the Spanish Government in 2009 as the most important Spanish cultural event in Australia, The Spanish Film Festival is back with a programme that will show you why! The best in contemporary Spanish language films from Spain and Latin America will be winging their way to Australia to work their Spanish storytelling magic for a wide variety of audiences in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide in the form of features, shorts and documentaries.
The Spanish Film Festival celebrates its 13th year in 2010, screening from May 13-16 at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas.
This year’s selection of contemporary Spanish language films from Spain and Latin America features Viva La Musica and All By Women strands, and a tribute to one of world cinema’s hottest filmmaking regions, Colombia.
The Gala Opening night selection is the highly anticipated THE FRIEND’S ZONE (PAGAFANTAS), a vibrant romantic comedy set among the streets and bars of Bilboa. The closing night gala features CELIA THE QUEEN, a tribute to the life of Celia Cruz, Cuba’s greatest musical ambassador and the woman who brought salsa to the world.
All About Women: a programming first, the special All About Women Section will screen a selection of films directed by Spanish and Latin American women who have had a significant impact on Spanish cinema and will look at the various and diverse portrayals of women in Spanish cinema from the 50’s to the present, expanding on the iconic image of the strong, determined, sexy Spanish woman. by t
Viva La Musica: an energetic and exuberant section of the festival celebrates music and dance, covering ground from Sydney to Switzerland to Cuba! Blank Canvas, the tragic and inspirational story of the Sydney Dance Company in the leadup to the appointment of Spanish creative director, Rafael Bonachela. The life and legacy of the monumental Queen of Salsa, Cuban Celia Cruz, the documentary Of Heart and Courage (El Esfuerzo y El Animo) on legendary French choreographer Maurice Bejart.
Cine Contemporaneo: a selection of the best in contemporary Spanish cinema from the last year including one of Spain’s biggest directors, Oscar® winner Alejandro Amenábar’s (The Sea Inside, The Others) box office smash hit, Agora, starring Oscar winner Rachel Weisz.
Festival Information is available now from: www.spanishfilmfestival.com