Spanish Film Festival 2018

Welcome to the 21st Spanish Film Festival.

The festival evokes reel inspiración with outstanding films from across Spain, exclusively at Palace Nova Cinemas. 

This year we bring to you 25 transporting films as part of a curated program celebrating the culture and cinema of Spain.

The festival opens with the groovy comedy The Tribe, starring Paco León and Carmen Machi, following a “streetdancing” cleaning lady reunited with her long-lost son. Other highlights include No Filter,starring 2013 Festival Guest Maribel Verdú, It’s For Your Own Good starring Javier Cámara (beloved from Truman, SFF16) and the genre-hopping Abracadabra from the director of Blancanieves (Snow White 2012). The iconoclastic film director Bigas Luna, best known for launching the careers of Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem will receive a four film tribute this year, including a special Jamón, Jamón event in selected cities.

The festival continues its celebration of visionary directors with Reel Directoras featuring five contemporary Spanish films all helmed by women. Closing the festival is Mexican great Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, to honour his recent Academy Awards sweep.

Embrace the exceptional array of Spanish film on offer and discover reel inspiración today.

SPA18 Summer 1993 CTC From: Apr 26, 2018
Carla Simón’s autobiographical jewel is one of the most evocative and affecting depictions of childhood seen in years.
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SPA18 Lord, Give Me Patience E18+ From: Apr 26, 2018
A box-office hit in Spain, an ultraconservative father has to spend a weekend with his dysfunctional adult children and their partners.
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SPA18 Mist and The Maiden E18+ From: Apr 26, 2018
Adapted from Lorenzo Silva’s best-selling novel, this gripping mystery follows a cold case investigation on a Spanish Canary Island.
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SPA18 Tad The Lost Explorer and The Secret of King ALL AGES From: Apr 26, 2018
The sequel to the highest-grossing animated film in Spain of all time, this time amateur explorer Tad Jones must stop a millionaire who’s after King Midas’s necklace.
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SPA18 The Bastard's Fig Tree E18+ From: Apr 26, 2018
Karra Elejalde leads this black comedy, following a Civil War executioner who tries to atone for his sins by becoming a hermit near a small village.
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SPA18 Re-evolution E18+ From: Apr 26, 2018
In the style of V for Vendetta, this action-thriller packs in an all-star cast including Fele Martínez, Hovik Keuchkerian and Juan Pablo Shuk.
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SPA18 No Filter E18+ From: Apr 26, 2018
One of Spain’s most popular comedic talents, Santiago Segura, directs Maribel Verdú One of Sas a woman who takes a remedy that makes her unable to stop speaking her mind.
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SPA18 Operation Golden Shell E18+ From: Apr 26, 2018
Set amid Spain’s glamorous San Sebastian Film Festival, a con artist hires a lookalike to pose as a movie star to scam an investor in this heist comedy.
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SPA18 Bigas x Bigas E18+ From: Apr 26, 2018
The documentary on the larger-than-life director Bigas Luna, compiled from over 600 hours of his personal video-diaries to reveal his most intimate side.
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SPA18 Dying E18+ From: Apr 26, 2018
Breakout director Fernando Franco follows up his Spanish Academy Award winning debut Wounded with this evocative drama also starring Marian Álvarez.
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SPA18 Gold E18+ From: Apr 26, 2018
A group of Spanish deserters’ search for El Dorado to save themselves from pursuing Emperor soldiers.
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SPA18 The Chess Player E18+ From: Apr 26, 2018
Leaping from Spain’s Civil War to Nazi occupied France, this period drama follows a chess master who is falsely accused of being a spy and sent to an SS prison.
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SPA18 Abracadabra E18+ From: Apr 26, 2018
A desperate housewife’s inattentive husband gets possessed by a ghost in this Almodóvar–esque comedy from Pablo Berger starring Maribel Verdú.
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SPA18 The Tribe E18+ From: Apr 26, 2018
A sure-fire crowd-pleaser packed with music and laughs, it stars Carmen Machi as a streetdancing mother reunited with her long lost son (Paco León).
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SPA18 Loving Pablo E18+ From: Apr 26, 2018
The heart of a disillusioned middle-aged sex worker opens up just enough to let in a glimmer of redemption in Marina Seresesky’s impressive, award-winning debut feature.
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SPA18 The Open Door E18+ From: Apr 26, 2018
The heart of a disillusioned middle-aged sex worker opens up just enough to let in a glimmer of redemption in Marina Seresesky’s impressive, award-winning debut feature.
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SPA18 It's For Your Own Good E18+ From: May 3, 2018
Three overprotective fathers conspire to scare off their daughters’ no-good boyfriends in this hit comedy from the producers of Spanish Affair.
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SPA18 Julia Is E18+ From: May 3, 2018
Elena Martín’s 2017 Málaga Film Festival award-winning debut portrays the life of an exchange student coming-of-age in the cold, stark city of Berlin.
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SPA18 The Solar System E18+ From: May 3, 2018
Christmas Eve, the eclectic Del Solar family gather for the first time since the father of the household started dating his son’s ex-girlfriend in this dark comedy.
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SPA18 Pan's Labyrinth MA15+ From: May 10, 2018
Guillermo del Toro’s darkly beautiful fairy tale — about a young girl who discovers a magical underworld in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War.
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SPA18 Coco - in Spanish PG From: May 10, 2018
Full of wit, music, and colour, this beloved Pixar Oscar winner follows a young boy who dreams of being a musician despite his family’s generations old ban on music.
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