The Spanish Film Festival is set to return to Australia this June, bringing a fiesta of film to seven cities around the country.
Opening 12 June in Melbourne, and then the following week in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Byron Bay, it features over 20 Spanish films and some exciting international guests.
Maribel Verd√∫, star of Y Tu Mama Tambien, Pan’s Labyrinth and most recently Blancanieves, will be in attendance at the Opening Night in Sydney and will be introducing special screenings at other cities around Australia.
Here at World Movies we’ve put together a few of the films we’re most excited about in this year’s line-up.
This acclaimed new film features an incredible cast of the greatest Spanish actors working today – including Ricardo Dar√≠n, Luis Tosar, Javier C√°mara, Eduardo Noriega, Leonor Watling, Candela Pe√±a and Leonardo Sbaraglia. This is a brutally honest and hilarious portrait of fortysomething men and the changing gender roles in Spanish society. Book early for Opening Night screenings that are followed by fiestas featuring Estrella Damm beer and Torres wine.
From the team that brought you World Movies favourites Cell 211, The Impossible and The Orphanage, comes a tense end-of-days thriller about a group of friends staying in a remote cabin in the woods. After they lose communication with the outside world and begin to see planes falling out of the sky, they begin to investigate what is going on before all their friends mysteriously disappear.
When Margo (Maribel Verd√∫) can no longer control her teenage son Jon, she sends him to live with his strict, ex-military grandfather Max. But his new home does not result in a new attitude for Jon, and when he is injured in a serious crime both he and his grandfather must face life and their own limitations. A deeply moving return to cinema by director Gracia Querejeta.
Directed by and starring Antonia San Juan, most famous for her role as Agrado in Pedro Almodovar’s All About My Mother, this vibrant film charters the perilous waters of family feuds, love, betrayal and burgeoning sexuality. She plays Tana, a woman whose erratic family has driven her to hatch a plan to escape to Australia. However before she can move she must deal with the passing of her father, her sisters disastrous relationship, her nephew’s homosexuality and so much more. A raucous comedy that will strike a nerve with all audiences.
We have 10 double passes to giveaway, valued at $39 each and valid in NSW, Victoria, ACT, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. For your chance to win simply complete the form below and tell us which film you’re most excited about in the 2013 line-up and why.
Competition closes 9am Thursday 6th Thursday.
For tickets and more information on the other films of the Spanish Film Festival 2013 visit the website.
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