BIENVENIDA FROM FESTIVAL DIRECTOR NATALIA ORTIZ

Don't miss the Opening Night Fiesta and Closing Salsateca
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Official Poster, 15th Spanish Film Festival 2012

Dear Amigos,

For the sumptuous 15th edition of our annual film festival we've handpicked the very best comedies, dramas, animations and thrillers from Spain and Spanish-speaking Latin America.

In putting together this year's extraordinary line-up, the festival team have selected a variety of new films from some of our favourite directors such as Alberto Rodríguez, Santiago Segura and Daniel Sánchez Arévalo, as well as showcasing an array of impressive debut features from first-time directors such as Kenya Marquez and Rosario Garcia-Montero.

Some of this year's festival highlights: Wrinkles (Arrugas), a sensitive and profound animation that was a run-away hit with audiences at the 2011 San Sebastian Film Festival; laugh-out-loud comedy Cousinhood (Primos); Chinese Take-Away (Un cuento chino) with the always charming and impressive Ricardo Darin; Sleep Tight (Mientras Duermes) – you'll be lucky if you sleep a wink afterwards; and the riveting No Rest for the Wicked (No Habrá Paz para los Malvados) which swooped up several Goya Awards including Best Film, Best Actor and Best Director. But the fiesta feeling doesn't end with our screenings. Come and celebrate another year of fantastic Spanish cinema at the Opening and Closing Night Events nationally, and be sure to bring your dancing shoes!


Music in trailer by Mucho Mambo

Looking back over the past 15 years we've shared countless memorable screenings, wonderful international guests, controversial Q&As, and of course fabulous Opening and Closing Night parties. But above all we've met an array of remarkable people, and we've been repeatedly surprised and moved by you – the audience.

Muchas gracias for your continued support, Enjoy el Festival y nos vemos en el cine!

Natalia Ortiz
Festival Director