The 2012 SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL Program Announced

Salma Hayek, Ricardo Darin and Luis Tosar are just some of the stars of the Spanish-speaking world set to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Spanish Film Festival on the big screen at Palace Cinemas nationally July 5 – 26.

Screening a select programme of the best in contemporary cinema from Spain and Latin America, the festival presents 22 acclaimed feature films across a wide range of genres, with a multitude of Australian Premieres.

The sharp selection includes films from the recent editions of Spain’s own San Sebastian and Málaga Film Festivals, as well as films from many more of the world’s premier film festivals including the very recent 2012 Berlin, Tribeca, and Sundance Film Festivals. Also confirmed is Spain’s biggest domestic box office opener of all time, TORRENTE 4, and the biggest Goya Award (Spanish Oscar) winner of 2012, NO REST FOR THE WICKED, which beat Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In to take out awards in 6 major categories.

2012 FULL PROGRAMME
AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT
(La chispa de la vida, Spain 2011)

CAPTAIN THUNDER AND THE HOLY GRAIL
(Capitan Trueno y el Santo Grial, Spain 2011)

CHINESE TAKE AWAY
(Un cuento chino, Argentina/Spain 2011)

COUSINHOOD
(Primos, Spain 2010)

DARK IMPULSE
(Lo major de Eva, Spain 2011)

EXPIRATION DATE
(Fecha de Caducidad, Mexico 2011)

FISHERMAN
(Pescador, Ecuador/Colombia 2011)

MADRID, 1987
(Spain, 2011)

MY FIRST WEDDING
(Mi Primera Boda, Argentina 2011)

NO REST FOR THE WICKED
(No habra paz para los malvados, Spain 2011)

SAVING PRIVATE PEREZ
(Salvando al Soldado Perez, Mexico 2011)

SIX POINTS ABOUT EMMA
(Seis puntos sobre Emma, Spain 2012)

SLEEP TIGHT
(Mientras duermes, Spain 2011)

SNOWFLAKE, THE WHITE GORILLA
(Copito de Nieve, Spain 2011)

STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT
(Extraños en la noche, Argentina 2012)

THE BAD INTENTIONS
(Las malas intenciones, Perú/Arg./Ger. 2011)

THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE
(Lo contrario al amor, Spain 2011)

TORRENTE 4
(Spain 2011)

UNIT 7
(Grupo 7, Spain 2012)

WIDOWS
(Viudas, Argentina, 2011)

WINNING STREAK
(The Pelayos, Spain 2012)

WRINKLES
(Arrugas, Spain 2011)

FESTIVAL DATES:
Sydney
4 – 15 July
Palace Norton Street & The Chauvel

Melbourne
5 – 15 July
Palace Cinema Como & Kino Cinemas

Brisbane
11 – 22 July
Palace Centro

Adelaide
12 – 22 July
Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas

Perth
19 – 26 July
Cinema Paradiso

Full festival information available from www.spanishfilmfestival.com very soon.

TICKETS on sale June 13 from cinema box offices and online, see festival website for details.