Join us from 21 to 23 April on a Spring Weekend full of Spanish cinema.
We’ll have a crazy comedy, some music and dance, a thriller, a bit of Spanish history and a drama with a very peculiar family!
Director David Cánovas will present his debut feature film, The Tip of the Iceberg, in which he has worked with Maribel Verdú and Carmelo Gómez.
The screenings will take place at Ciné Lumière and the Regent Street Cinema.
For the full programme go to: www.londonspanishfilmfestival.com
For further information, please, contact: Noemi Cuetos Fernández | [email protected] Joana Granero | 07733 164 053 | [email protected]stival.com
THE PROGRAMME KIKI, EL AMOR SE HACE Kiki, Love to Love dir. Paco León, with Natalia de Molina, Álex García, Paco León, Candela Peña, Alexandra Jiménez | Spain | 2016 | 102 mins | cert. 15 | col | In Spanish with English subtitles
Paco León who, with the talent and spontaneity of his own mum, delighted us with Carmina and Carmina y Amén, returns with another witty film. This time a daring, transgressive and, of course, sexy comedy in which, through five intertwined stories, he explores the sex, fetishes and frustrations of some engaging characters. Working with an excellent cast León manages to retain the tension throughout the film, making us laugh while he criticises social assumptions about what is right and what is not in sex.
Friday 21 April | 8.40pm | £12, conc. £10 | Ciné Lumière Saturday 22 April | 8.30pm | £12, conc. £11, University of Westminster Students, £8 | Regent Street Cinema
JOTA DE SAURA Beyond Flamenco dir. Carlos Saura, with Ara Malikian, Sara Baras, Carlos Núñez, Carmen París | Spain | 2016 | 90 mins | col | In Spanish with English subtitles Visually stunning, Jota de Saura captures the vivacity and charm of the jota, a traditional Spanish dance often accompanied by the use of castanets and originally from Aragon, Saura’s birthplace. The legendary filmmaker, whose inclination for music and dance has always played an important role throughout his extensive filmography, takes us from dance classes to studios where illuminated screens with his own paintings provide a magic backdrop to the dancers performances. This a wonderful trip to the world of the jota and its many variations that works towards safeguarding a very special tradition. sat 22 apr | 4.30pm | £12, conc. £11, University of Westminster students £8 | Regent Street Cinema
LA PUNTA DEL ICEBERG The Tip of the Iceberg dir. David Cánovas, with Maribel Verdú, Carmelo Gómez, Álex García, Bárbara Goenaga, Fernando Cayo | Spain | 2016 | 91 mins | cert. 15 | col | In Spanish with English subtitles Cánovas’ debut feature film is a stylish and engaging thriller as well as a satire of contemporary corporate culture of work commitment and data privacy contradicted by the presence of surveillance cameras recording every corner of the building and the employees every moment. Sofía Cuevas, played by the always graceful Maribel Verdú, undertakes the investigation of suicides that have taken place in a big company. Meeting old friends won’t make it easier for her but she will manage to uncover the very human stories behind the suicides in that glass and metal building, whose coldness is highlighted by the blue shades of the cinematography. Followed by a Q&A with the director sat 22 apr | 6.30pm | £12, conc. £11, University of Westminster students £8 | Regent Street Cinema
LA CORONA PARTIDA The Broken Crown
dir. Jordi Frades, with Irene Escolar, José Coronado, Michelle Jenner, Raúl Mérida, Eusebio Poncela, Rodolfo Sancheo | Spain | 2016 | 113 mins | cert. PG | col | In Spanish with English subtitles Following the death of his wife Isabella, Ferdinand of Aragon (known with his wife as the Catholic Kings) enters into open war with Phillip, his son-in-law, over the kingdom of Castille, now in the hands of Ferdinand’s daughter Joan. Based on Spainâ€™s early 16th century history, The Broken Crown, through the outstanding performances of a carefully chosen cast, brings in a new perspective to this episode of Spanish history by focusing on the unscrupulous lust for power of two men and the fragility of a woman who didn’t wish for the weight of a crown and who was devastated when betrayed by her husband and her own father. sun 23 apr | 5.00pm | £12, conc. £10 | Ciné Lumière
LAS FURIAS The Furies dir. Miguel del Arco, with Carmen Machi, Alberto San Juan, Emma Suárez, Mercedes Sampietro, José Sacristán | Spain | 2016 | 125 mins | cert. 15 | col | In Spanish with English subtitles | UK première When Marga, now approaching 70, announces to her children that she wants to sell the family house to be able to retire and travel around the world she doesn’t realise what she’s about to unleash… Miguel de Arco, one of the most popular theatre directors in Spain, gathers some of the most coveted actors and surprises us with his first feature film, a family tale full of surprises, little betrayals, big egos and twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat. sun 23 apr | 8.00pm | £12, conc. £10 | Ciné Lumière