Spanish Film Festival
It’s that time of year again when us Brisbanites get a taste of true international culture with some extra kick. The Spanish Film Festival is back for 2019, evoking reel inspiración with outstanding films from across Spain, exclusively at Palace Cinemas.
The 22nd edition of the festival will be further enriched by the Cine Latino Film Festival sidebar, formerly a separate event in November. The festival is presenting a carefully curated program of 32 films, which will screen nationally from April 16, exclusively at Palace Cinemas.
Opening the festival around Australia will be the Best Film winner at the Goya Awards (Spanish Oscars) Champions (Campeones). This critically-acclaimed feel-good film by Javier Fesser smashed box office records in Spain and stars Javier Gutiérrez as Marco, an ambitious and arrogant basketball coach forced to train a team of people with disabilities.
Other films included in the jam-packed roster include Mexico’s The Good Girls (Las niñas bien), Argentinian comedy Super Crazy (Re loca), Catalan Goya Award-winning director Carlos Marqués-Marcet’s The Days to Come (Els dies que vindran) and Cannes regular Jamie Rosales returning with Petra, a complex, stunningly shot melodrama that mixes
themes of parental responsibility, artistic authorship, sexual intrigue and revenge, boldly told and featuring outstanding performances.
This is just the tip of a very spicy program – the full line-up of films drops at the Spanish Film Festival website on Wednesday March 27.