Spanish Film Festival Set to Sizzle

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The 21st annual Spanish Film Festival is ready once again to blaze a trail across our screens.

25 films will be shown this year, from April 26th to May 13th.  The special retrospective section looks at the work of Bigas Luna, including his hit Jamon, Jamon, which launched the careers of Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. Bardem has also produced the documentary Bigas x Bigas, which is part of the line-up.
New films include ghost-comedy Abracadabra, the historic epic Gold, Pablo Escobar bio-pic Loving Pablo, starring Cruz and Bardem, smash hit comedy Lord, Give Me Patience and Canary Islands police procedural, Mist and the Maiden.  Of special interest this year is the showcase of female directors, including Singled [Out], a documentary partially shot in Melbourne.

In honour of the outstanding critical and popular success of  his The Shape of Water, closing night will see a special screening of Guillermo Del Toro’s masterpiece, Pan’s Labyrinth.

The Spanish Film Festival opens this Thursday 26th, at Palace Nova Eastend, with a screening of the dance-comedy hit The Tribe, followed by an after-party complete with wine, tapas and entertainment.

Bookings for all films and special events here.

Check out the festival website here.

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