10th
London Spanish Film Festival
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  • HISTORIAS DE LAVAPIÉS
  • TRES BODAS DE MÁS
  • LAS MAESTRAS DE LA REPÚBLICA
  • LA GRAN FAMILIA ESPAÑOLA
  • OS FENOMENOS
  • 10.000 NOCHES EN NINGUNA PARTE
  • DIOSES Y PERROS
  • THE FOOD GUIDE TO LOVE
  • ¿QUIEN MATÓ A BAMBI?
  • PURGATORIO
  • TOTS VOLEM EL MILLOR PER A ELLA
  • TODO PARECÍA PERFECTO
  • STELLA CADENTE
  • EL SOMNI
  • IGNASI M
  • AMAREN ESKUAK
  • TRES 60
  • LAS BRUJAS DE ZUGARRAMURDI
  • VIOLET
  • A GLANCE AT THE BASQUE COUNTRY: AROUND THE WORLD WITH ORSON WELLES
  • CON LA PATA QUEBRADA
  • VICENTE ARANDA: 50 AÑOS DE CINE
  • BARATOMETRAJES 2.0. EL FUTURO DEL CINE HECHO EN ESPAÑA
  • 24 CINES POR SEGUNDO: SÁBANAS BLANCAS
  • TIEMPO DE SILENCIO
  • SI TE DICEN QUE CAI
  • FATA MORGANA
  • CARMEN
  • LIBERTARIAS
  • AMANTES
  • LA VIDA EN UN HILO

 

Welcome to the London Spanish Film Festival – now celebrating its 10th year!

 

To mark the Festival's first decade for 10 days we offer you – at both Ciné Lumière and the Instituto Cervantes – a wealth of film screenings, talks, tertulias, shorts sessions, book presentations and Q&As with filmmakers and actors. All about film, these events will astonish, educate, fascinate, grip or simply entertain you.

 

This year we are pleased to present some really delightful comedies, such as our hilarious opening film, Tres bodas de más, and Sánchez Arévalo's latest comedy-drama, La gran familia española.

 

Some films will offer glimpses into every-day life in Spain, such as Historias de Lavapiés or Os fenomenos. Others examine the current situation in Spanish cinema, as well as its future (our Love Letter to Cinema section).

 

The relationship between food and film is something that has often been explored in cinema in recent years. This year we are delighted to offer you some more "culinary cinema", with The Food Guide to Love and El somni.

 

Offering a view of cinematic works produced in Catalonia, our Sixth Catalan Window once again illustrates the wealth of talent and craft there with a small but strong selection of films including producer Lluís Miñarro's first feature film, Stella Cadente, and Pau Teixidor's tense thriller Purgatorio.

 

The strength of Basque cinema is celebrated in our Fifth Basque Window, presenting – among other long and short films – Las brujas de Zugarramurdi, another demonstration of Álex de la Iglesia's distinctive and fascinating style. There will also be a special session with the screening of three short films showing two American filmmakers', Orson Welles and Cyrus Sutton, visions of the Basque Country.

 

Sophisticated and controversial, Vicente Aranda is one of Spain's most renowned filmmakers. His films exploring such themes as jealousy, sexual desire or complex social issues have become cinematic classics. Taking the Prada brothers' documentary, Vicente Aranda: 50 años de cine, as a starting point, we have dedicated a special feature to him where we explore some of the most important films of his career, as well as staging an exclusive interview with him.

 

Last but not least, once again we have a treasure from the archives, which this year will be La vida en un hilo, a delightful screwball comedy by Hollywood devotee Edgar Neville, with Conchita Montes, one of Spain's most popular actresses in the '40s and '50s.

 

Each year we invariably feel a sense of excitement when we start to work on the festival programme and discover new films and new visions – an excitement that alternates with elation, frustration, production challenges, joy... Until, finally, we manage to close the circle that starts with a dream of adventure and emotions, follows with an act of confidence in ourselves and in the skill and resources of Spanish talent and closes with 10 full-throttle festival days.

 

We hope you enjoy our 10th anniversary Festival Programme!

 

Joana Granero, Director
Patricia Pérez, Programmer
María Ugarte, Basque Window Programmer
Almudena Escobar, Shorts Programmer

 

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ORGANISED BY:
Tristana Media
   
SUPPORTED BY:
Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport - Spain
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Spanish Embassy Institute Francais Institute Cervantes
WITH THE SPONSORSHIP OF:
Air Europa NH Hotels Hispania
SPECIAL THANKS FOR THEIR SUPPORT TO:
Queen Mary Roehampton University University of Westminster   ACIS
Service Point   ICAA

We'd like to thank as well for their personal efforts, interest and support:
Eulàlia Ramón, Michela Bertolini, Gennaro Fiorenzi, Jorge Sobredo, Antonio Molina Vázquez,
Juan Blas Delgado, Natacha Antolini, Philippe Boudoux, Fidel López Álvarez,
Carmen Brieva, Beatriz Mérida, Charlotte Saluard, Priscilla Gessati, Ophélie Peyron, Francisco Collado and Carlos García

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Web Design KARGAN MEDIA
 
 
10th Festival Programme
Catalan Window
Basque Window
Vicente Aranda
A Treasure from the Archives
Previous Editions
 
THE LONDON SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL
takes place at:
Ciné Lumière
at the Institut français
17 Queensberry Place
South Kensington
London SW7 2DT
Box Office:
020 7871 3515
www.institut-francais.org.uk
Instituto Cervantes
102 Eaton Square
Belgravia
London SW1W 9AN
Telephone:
020 7235 0353
www.londres.cervantes.es