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About the Moro Spanish Film Festival

The Moro Spanish Film Festival presented by Palace returns in 2021 with a curated selection of  29 films offering film lovers a cinematic journey across Spain and Latin America. Screening nationally in Australia from 20 April, the 23rd edition of the festival features two key programme strands:  Reel Español and Reel Latino. Rediscover the big screen for some reel inspiración.

From Spain, the Reel Español selection includes:
Internationally acclaimed director Alejandro Amenábar’s (The Others, The Sea Inside) exposé of the 1936 Spanish coup WHILE AT WAR (Mientras dure la Guerra). Filmed across Spain and Argentina, it reveals the personal side of politics through the eyes of writer Miguel de Unamuno. Trapped inside a small apartment where hidden secrets slowly rise to the surface, THE PLAN (El plan) sees three friends forced to confront revealing truths in this biting comedy featuring Spanish stars Antonio de la Torre and Raúl Arévalo. Raúl Arévalo also stars in THE EUROPEANS (Los europeos) opposite Juan Diego Botto in an unforgettable romantic holiday adventure set in the wild world of 1950’s Ibiza, where dreams sometimes carry a sting in the tail. And the dream of home ownership. Rediscover the big screen for some reel inspiración.

From Latin America the Reel Latino programme strand includes:
HEROIC LOSERS (La Odisea de los Giles) the number one Argentinian film of 2019. Heroic Losers is a homespun Ocean’s 11 featuring superstar Ricardo Darín and his son Chino in a comedy heist rich in local colour and unforgettable characters. And highlighting the Australian-Spanish connection is LATIGO in which Australian comic and filmmaker Simon Palomares visits Cuba to explore the universal joy of laughter in a film heralded as “The Buena Vista Social Club of comedy!”  

The 2021 Moro Spanish Film Festival is a celebration of Spanish and Latino language, culture and cinema. Join us for music, tapas, and more at the various special events taking place throughout the country - check the EVENTS pages for details!