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About the Spanish Film Festival

Spanish Film Festival 2018 PosterWelcome to the 21st Spanish Film Festival, screening nationally from April 2018.

The festival evokes reel inspiración with outstanding films from across Spain, exclusively at Palace Cinemas.

This year we bring to you 25 transporting films as part of a curated program celebrating the culture and cinema of Spain.

The festival opens with the groovy comedy The Tribe, starring Paco León and Carmen Machi, following a “streetdancing” cleaning lady reunited with her long-lost son. Other highlights include No Filter, starring 2013 Festival Guest Maribel Verdú, It’s For Your Own Good starring Javier Cámara (beloved from Truman, SFF16) and the genre-hopping Abracadabra from the director of Blancanieves (Snow White 2012). The iconoclastic film director Bigas Luna, best known for launching the careers of Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem will receive a four film tribute this year, including a special Jamón, Jamón event in selected cities.

The festival continues its celebration of visionary directors with Reel Directoras featuring five contemporary Spanish films all helmed by women. Closing the festival is Mexican great Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, to honour his recent Academy Awards sweep.

Embrace the exceptional array of Spanish film on offer and discover reel inspiración today.