With over 30 films, the 20th Spanish Film Festival Perth invites audiences to indulge in almost three weeks of Spanish culture on the big screen at Cinema Paradiso from 27 April - 17 May.
The program includes a star-studded line-up of films, featuring performances by Penélope Cruz, 2013 festival guest Maribel Verdú, and Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in a new instalment of The Trip, along with the Berlinale award-winning film SUMMER 1993, a focus on flamenco dancing.
The festival will open with the sexy and daring Spanish box office hit KIKI, LOVE TO LOVE (KIKI, EL AMOR SE HACE). Told through five stories, as a scorching summer heatwave intensifies the desires of a collection of Madrid lovers, this award-winning comedy is adapted from Josh Lawson’s film, The Little Death. With critics drawing parallels between the film’s director Paco León and acclaimed Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar, it’s an opening night film not to be missed.
The festival will close with THE TRIP TO SPAIN, directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring the always hilarious Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, who reunite in the third chapter of the hugely popular series, The Trip. Picking up where they left off in The Trip to Italy, with semi-fictional, spouse-free raconteurial ramblings and impressions of Michael Caine, the duo takes a sun-drenched tour of some of the best restaurants in Spain for the UK’s Observer. Drinks on arrival provided by Torres Wines and Stella Artois.
To view the Perth session times or purchase tickets visit www.spanishfilmfestival.com or lunapalace.com.au.