Spanish Film Festival 2022

With 34 films spread over three and a half weeks, the Moro Spanish Film Festival is a celebration of all things Spanish and Latin American on the big screen.

Presenting nationally across Australia at Palace Cinemas from April 19, this year’s Spanish Film Festival offers two key program strands: New Spanish Cinema, focusing on Spanish novelties, and Latin Cinema , which encompasses the rest of the Spanish-speaking world.

Opening night sees the Australian premiere of Official competitiona wildly funny behind-the-scenes satire featuring three of the world’s biggest movie stars: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martinez.

Other highlights include the award-winning comedy Language course with Natalie Morales and Mark Duplass; gripping drama about the aftermath of a terrorist attack Maixabel; the Australian premiere of the comedy-drama Amalgam; and special sessions of the lovingly restored cult Mexican wrestling classic Santo and Blue Demon vs. Dr. Frankenstein.

There is also an Australian connection to this year’s Festival with the premiere of a local production Our voices (Voice of Nuestras). Directed by Diana Paola Paez, this documentary tells the story of a group of Spanish-speaking migrants who arrived in Victoria between the 1960s and 1980s, creating a powerful examination of immigrant strength and resilience.

With music, tapas, Q&A sessions and more at the various special events taking place throughout the festival, it’s a chance for audiences to immerse themselves in Spanish culture and cinema. .

Tickets here.

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Gerald R. Schneider