Spanish Film Festival 2014

Spanish Film Festival 2014



The 17th Annual Spanish Film Festival, presented by Estrella Damm, comes to Cinema Paradiso from 6 – 21 May. The festival presents an unsurpassed opportunity to see 29 of the very best and most recent Spanish and Spanish-speaking Latin American films.

LIVING IS EASY WITH EYES CLOSED (Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados)
Tuesday 6 May
6pm arrival for 6.30pm film start
Tickets $50 / $45 Luna Palace Privilege cardholders

Celebrate the opening of the Spanish Film Festival with the charming Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed, a bittersweet part road-trip, part coming-of-age tale that will steal audiences’ hearts. Set in 1966 Spain, Antonio (Javier Cámara), a school teacher in a small town who uses Beatles lyrics to teach his students English, decides to try and meet his hero John Lennon upon learning he is visiting Almería to shoot a film. Along the way, Antonio is joined by two runaways: Juanjo (Francesco Colomer) and Belén (Natalia de Molina). 

The screening will be followed by the official after party at The Bakery with free flowing Estrella Beer and Torres wines, tapas by KAMAL’s Quarter and live entertainment by Banda Fuego.



THREE MANY WEDDINGS (Tres bodes de más)
Thursday 15 May
5.45pm arrival for 6.30pm film start
Tickets $28 / $24 Luna Palace Privilege cardholders

Guests at this screening of the romantic comedy Three Many Wedding will be spoilt with cava and cake and pre-screening entertainment.

WITCHING AND BITCHING (Las brujas de Zugarramurdi)
Wednesday 21 May
6.15pm arrival for 7pm film start
Tickets $32 / $26 Luna Palace Privilege cardholders

This year’s closing night event (21 May) showcases Goya-award-winning cult Director Álex de la Iglesia’s (As Luck Would Have It, SFF opening night 2012) wild, outrageous dose of dark humour in WITCHING AND BITCHING (Las brujas de Zugarramurdi). It guarantees to be an unforgettable festival closing night! This high-octane, crowd-pleasing ride recently won eight Goya Awards, including Best Supporting Actress for Terele Pávez, Best Art Direction and Best Special Effects. Wildly fleeing toward France through the impenetrable Basque forest after a jewel heist, a hapless band of robbers runs afoul of an evil coven of witches. A reckless “battle of the sexes”, de la Iglesia enhances his vision with top-shelf production, resulting in a fast-paced, zany spectacle of a film.

The closing night screening will be preceded by sangria, tapas and Estrella Damm beer for all guests.

Ticket prices:

    General Admission: GA $19 (adult), $15.50 (concession)
    Opening Night $50 (GA), $45 (Luna Palace Privilege cardholders)
    Closing Night $32 (GA), $26 (Luna Palace Privilege cardholders)
    Special Event $28 (GA), $24 (Luna Palace Privilege cardholders)


Don’t miss the impressive and exciting award-winning array of films that Cinema Paradiso will present at this year’s upcoming Spanish Film Festival 6 – 21 May .For more information visit the official festival website

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