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).
London Spanish Film Festival
A glimpse into Cinema from Catalonia and Basque Country at 11th London Spanish Film Festival. Next September.
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.
Brit Es couldn’t pass up the opportunity to chat to one of our most restless and creative actors. Punctual, good-natured and always charming, we took the opportunity to show our readers some of the keys to his interesting path.
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).