The 16th Spanish Film Festival, presented by Estrella Damm, will bring a fantastic array of Spanish and Spanish-speaking titles to 7 centres in Australia this June.
In Sydney, the festival will open with Cesc Gay’s A Gun in Each Hand (Una pistola en cada mano) at Palace Verona on 19 June, feature an array of some of Spain’s most popular actors. This year’s closing night event showcases Luis Buñuel’s 1970s classic Tristana, the surrealist masterpiece starring Catherine Deneuve that explores religion, politics and love in a way that marks it as a revolutionary film to this day.
Other highlights include:
*Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba’s (Chico y Rita, Belle Epoque) The Artist and the Model (El artistay la modelo). Nominated for 13 Goya Awards this year including Best Director and Best Picture, this exceptional Spanish production, in the French-language, unfolds in the rural splendour of the French Pyrenees in 1943.
*Days of Grace (Dias de Gracia), a 2011 Cannes Film Festival Camera d’Or nominee and winner of 8 awards including Best Actor, Best First Work and Best Supporting Actress at the 2012 Ariel Awards of Mexico. The gripping crime drama takes place in Mexico set against the backdrop of three soccer world cups (2002, 2006 and 2010).
Festival Dates & Venues
MELBOURNE 12 – 26 June, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Westgarth & Kino Cinema,
PERTH 12 – 26 June, Cinema Paradiso
BRISBANE 13 – 23 June, Palace Centro
ADELAIDE 13 – 23 June, Palace Nova Eastend Cinema
CANBERRA 18 – 26 June, Palace Electric Cinema
SYDNEY 19 June – 3 July, Palace Verona & Chauvel Cinema
BYRON BAY 20 – 26 June, Palace Byron Bay
For more information and to view the entire programme visit: www.spanishfilmfestival.com.au
For bookings visit: http://www.palacecinemas.com.au/
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