London Spanish Film Festival
The London Spanish Film Festival launches its 12th edition (22 – 29 September 2016) with an extraordinary line-up of recent Spanish films, most of them UK premieres and a unique opportunity to watch them in London.
London Spanish Film Festival
London Spanish Film Festival 6th Spring Weekend it is here bringing UK premieres and special previews as well as veteran film-makers Fernando Colomo, Félix Sabroso and Julio Medem, who will come from Spain to talk to audiences about their most recent works. The screenings will take place at Ciné Lumière and The May Fair Theatre at The May Fair Hotel. Save the dates! From 14th to 17th April 2016.
Filmmaker Isabel Coixet will present her film ‘Learning to Drive’ on Sunday 27 September at Regent Street Cinema in Central London at London Spanish Film Festival. The screening will be preceded by a unique on-stage conversation between her and Prof. María Delgado (Queen Mary University).
24 – 30 September 2015. Once again and for the 11th year, the London Spanish Film Festival returns with a selection of some of the best recent films from Spain including feature films as well as documentaries and shorts. This year some of the feature films (marked **) will be in competition and the winner will be decided by a Jury: Art Curator Andrew Dempsey, Vanity Fair’s journalist Bridget Arsenault, film producer Frank Mannion and actors Nickolas Grace and Charles Dance.
This year, the LSFF’s 5th Spring Weekend brings to London audiences two very special previews of films that will be released later in the year: ‘El Niño’, directed by Daniel Monzón (Cell 211), an enthralling drug-trafficking action film based on real events and set in the Straits of Gibraltar, and the noirish thriller ‘La isla mínima’, directed by Alberto Rodríguez, which won nine Awards at the Goyas 2015. Also we have the opportunity to watch on a big screen ‘Todos están muertos’, by Beatriz Sanchí, with acclaimed actress Elena Anaya, who was nominated for Best Actress at the Goyas 2015. Jorge Torregrossa’s ‘La vida inesperada’, a film led hand in hand by Javier Cámara and Raúl Arévalo with a script by renowned writer and journalist Elvira Lindo and Carlos Marqués-Marcet’s ‘10,000 Km’, which took home five awards in last year’s Málaga Film Festival.
Leonor Watling, the Spanish actress and singer (who has an English mother and a Spanish father) is without a doubt one of our most multitalented and driven actresses, creatively speaking. She jumps from one discipline to another as naturally as she does between her two mother tongues. Not only does she sing in the band Marlango, she has also brought us such characters as Elvira in “My Mother Likes Women” and that neighbour who S. Polley chooses to replace her after her death in Isabel Coixet’s moving “My Life Without Me”.
In a tourist-packed Puerta Del Sol, Madrid, a silver painted Jesus Christ (with his 8-year-old son, since it’s Dad’s custody time, of course), a green army man, SpongeBob Squarepants, an Invisible Man and Minnie Mouse, perform a heist on a pawn shop. The police arrive, capture the invisible man and Minnie Mouse, and gun down poor old SpongeBob. José (the silver Christ, played by Hugo Silva) and Tony (green army man, played by Mario Casas) hijack a taxi, driver and passenger included, and drive away, intending to escape to France. Before they can get there, though, they get stuck in a small border town called Zugarramurdi, home to a coven of evil witches led by Graciana (the always welcome Carmen Maura).