This year Palace Cinemas’ popular Spanish Film Festival will be further enriched by the Cine Latino Film Festival sidebar, formerly a separate event in November. That means there now just too many highlights to list from its curated program of 32 films… But just to whet your appetite for all things from Spain and Latin America, here’s a taste:
Opening the festival around Australia will be the Best Film winner at the Goya Awards Champions. 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.
From Mexico, comes The Good Girls. Directed by Alejandra Márquez Abella, this gorgeously mounted and beautifully played feature is at once a scathing and glamourous depiction of the wives of upper-class men in 1982 Mexico.
Argentinian comedy Super Crazy boasts a lead performance bursting with energy and charisma from actress Natalia Oreiro as a woman who takes a remedy that makes her unable to stop speaking her mind.
Catalan Goya Award-winning director Carlos Marqués-Marcet’s The Days To Come expertly captures the complicated experiences of a new couple grappling with parenthood, in a film loaded with euphoria, heartbreak, and everything in between.
And Cannes regular Jamie Rosales returns 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.
The festival will take place exclusively at Palace Cinemas nationally from 16 April to 26 May in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane, Hobart and Byron Bay.
Win double passes
Thanks to the festival organisers and Palace Cinemas, we have 10 double passes to give away. For a chance to win, have a browse on the festival website, then let us know the name of one Spanish or Latino treat that interests you by emailing us at email@example.com with Spanish Film Festival in your subject line. The passes will be valid for any film of your choice and session (excluding opening and closing nights, and special events). Make sure you include a postal address for the prize. Good luck. Entries close midday Friday April 12.
Sydney: 16 Apr – 8 May: Palace Norton Street, Palace Verona & Palace Central.
Canberra: 17 Apr – 8 May: Palace Electric Cinema.
Melbourne: 18 Apr – 8 May: The Astor Theatre, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Westgarth, The Kino and Palace Balwyn.
Adelaide: 23 Apr – 15 May: Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas & Palace Nova Prospect Cinemas.
Perth: 24 Apr – 15 May: Palace Cinema Paradiso.
Brisbane: 24 Apr – 15 May: Palace James Street and Palace Barracks.
Hobart: 2 May – 8 May: State Cinema.
Byron Bay: 10 – 26 May: Palace Byron Bay
For updates and more information, visit www.spanishfilmfestival.com
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