August 11, 2014 0

The 10th London Spanish Film Festival | 25th Sept – 5th Oct

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Venues: Ciné Lumière and Instituto Cervantes

Prices: from £3 for the older films, and £10 (£8 conc.) for the newer screenings.

For the full programme go to:

This is their 10th year anniversary and for 10 days they will offer you film screenings, talks, book presentations and Q&As with filmmakers and actors.

Tres bodas de más (Three Too Many Weddings) will be their opening film. A comedy that will have you in stitches, starring Inma Cuesta, Martiño Rivas, Quim Gutiérrez, Rossy de Palma and Paco León.

Scientist Ruth is publicly dumped by her boyfriend at her boss’s wedding and, to her chagrin, a few months later receives invitations to the nuptials of him and two other ex-boyfriends. At the first of these weddings she falls for Jonás, a plastic surgeon, only to learn at the next wedding that he has lied to her. Ruth’s life seems to be a complete disaster, although fortunately her new intern is there to give her moral support. Hilarious at times and always entertaining, this comedy is about a woman who questions her love-life, while also discovering what she wants from life.

Don’t worry, English subtitles will be available for those not so familiar with the Spanish language. The film will be introduced from a surprise guest still to be confirmed. And if Spanish food also has a place in your heart, you can’t miss the complimentary glass of wine and Spanish ham, courtesy of Spanish Master Ham, from 7.45pm, just before the movie starts on the 25th of September.

You can’t also miss Las Brujas Zugarramurdi (Witching and Bitching) by Alex de la IglesiaTres Sesenta by Alejandro Ezcurdia; or Historias de Lavapies by Ramon Luque. Highly recommended!

Among other surprises, the festival will dedicate a special feature to sophisticated but controversial Vicente Aranda, who is one of Spain’s most renowned filmmakers, and his films – exploring such themes as jealousy, sexual desire or complex social issues – have become cinematic classics. Taking the Prada brothers’ documentary, Vicente Aranda: 50 años de cine, as a starting point, the festival will dedicate a special feature to him. In it we will explore some of the most important films of his career, as well as staging an exclusive interview with him.

Last but not least, once again the London Spanish Film Festival will bring back a treasure from the archives, which this year will be La vida en un hilo, a delightful screwball comedy by Hollywood devotee Edgar Neville, with Conchita Montes, one of Spain’s most popular actresses in the 1940s and ‘50s.

Film screenings and events will take place at Ciné Lumière and Instituto Cervantes.

The London Spanish Film Festival is organised by Tristana Media in collaboration with the Institut Français, the Cultural Office of the Spanish Embassy and the Instituto Cervantes.

For the full programme go to:

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