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Films

Opening Night Film
Campeones
This critically-acclaimed feel-good film smashed box office records in Spain and stars Javier Gutiérrez as Marco, an ambitious and arrogant basketball coach forced to train a team of people with disabilities.
Comedy / Drama
Cine Latino
Re Loca
Super Crazy boasts a lead performance bursting with energy and charisma from actress Natalia Oreiro as a woman who takes a remedy that makes her unable to stop speaking her mind.
Comedy
Special Presentation
El Reino
Acting heavyweight Antonio de la Torre reunites with director Rodrigo Sorogoyen to give another compelling performance in this unmissable hit political thriller which won major awards at ceremonies across Spain.
Political Thriller
Closing Night
Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios
One of the biggest box-office hits in Spain’s history, this sexy romp about obsessive love helped launch the careers of Pedro Almodóvar and stars Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas.
Comedy / Drama
Cine Latino
Mi Obra Maestra
Director of the 2016 Goya Award-winning The Distinguished Citizen, Gastón Duprat, delivers this entertaining, crowd-pleasing comedy-thriller about the complex professional relationship of a cranky painter and a crafty gallery owner.
Comedy / Thriller
New Spanish Cinema
Jaén, Virgen y Extra
Revel in the hidden beauty of one of Spain’s least-known provinces with this delectable documentary that explores the olive oil revolution in the stunning southern Spanish city of Jaén.
Documentary
New Spanish Cinema
Peret, yo soy la rumba
Hailed as the “King of Rumba” for his fusion of flamenco song with Latin American rhythms, this documentary spanning six decades captures the magic that was Peret.
Documentary
New Spanish Cinema
70 Binladens
Presenting a superb cast this is a race against time that delivers barrel loads of suspense when a desperate mother goes up against two bank robbers to get the money she needs to save her daughter.
Thriller
New Spanish Cinema
Vitoria, 3 de Marzo
A superb recreation of real-life events that occurred in the city of Vitoria in 1976 where a dramatic confrontation resulted in the murder of five workers by armed forces.
Historical Drama / Thriller
New Spanish Cinema
Ana de Día
When a doppelganger appears in the life of a dissatisfied woman, she takes this opportunity to escape and discover a new life in this inviting and dangerous thriller.
Drama
New Spanish Cinema
Entre Dos Aguas
Winner of Best Film at San Sebastián Film Festival, this striking and potent film merges reality and fiction as it reunites two brothers who have taken very different paths.
Drama
New Spanish Cinema
Carmen y Lola
Bilbao-born writer-director Arantxa Echevarría and her exceptional non-professional cast deliver an empathetic portrayal of forbidden love in a repressive society that is altogether inspiring, necessary and beautiful.
Drama / Romance
New Spanish Cinema
Mi Querida Cofradía
Director Marta Díaz de Lope Díaz’s debut sees a host of eccentric characters deliver a fresh and funny perspective on female empowerment and patriarchy in the church.
Comedy
New Spanish Cinema
Ola de Crimenes
This romping comedy-thriller stars Maribel Verdú as a well-to-do woman who is desperately trying to conceal the murder of her ex-husband at the hands of her son, with hysterically catastrophic outcomes.
Comedy / Thriller
New Spanish Cinema
La Banda
After living in London, Edu returns home for his brother’s wedding, where he learns that sometimes it is from the most painful changes that we can reap the greatest rewards.
Drama
New Spanish Cinema
Cannes regular Jamie Rosales returns with Petra, a complex, stunningly shot melodrama that mixes themes of parental responsibility, artistic authorship, sexual intrigue and revenge, boldly told and featuring outstanding performances.
Drama
New Spanish Cinema
El Hijo Del Acordeonista
Based on the novel by Bernardo Atxaga, this drama tells the story of two men who are forced to face their dark past as part of the Basque separatist movement.
Drama
New Spanish Cinema
Els Dies Que Vindran
Catalan Goya Award-winning director Carlos Marqués-Marcet expertly captures the complicated experiences of a new couple grappling with parenthood, in a film loaded with euphoria, heartbreak, and everything in between.
Romance
New Spanish Cinema
Los Futbolísimos
Mystery, laughs and soccer abound in this romping family adventure about a children’s soccer team who set out to save themselves from certain elimination.
Family Comedy
New Spanish Cinema
El Desentierro
Goya award-winners Leonardo Sbaraglia and Jan Cornet star in this exciting thriller that follows one son’s desperate investigation into his father’s mysterious disappearance 20 years before.
Crime Thriller
Cine Latino
Recreo
Candid and contemporary with moments of profound intelligence Break is at once a dynamic comedy and tender drama that shines a refreshing light on anxieties about middle age.
Comedy / Drama
Cine Latino
La Misma Sangre
This wicked Argentinian thriller features powerhouse performances from a stellar cast including Óscar Martínez and Paulina García as it tells the story of one apparently perfect family shattered by a tragic loss.
Thriller
Cine Latino
Sueño FlorianÓpolis
Argentine writer-director Ana Katz invites her audience to immerse themselves in the idyllic coastal scenery of Brazil as a middle-class family embarks on a bright, breezy and bittersweet holiday.
Comedy
Cine Latino
Se Busca Novio... Para Mi Mujer
A man in a matrimonial crisis cooks up a foolish scheme to trick his wife into wanting to separate in this entertaining and heartfelt comedy.
Comedy / Romance
Cine Latino
Critically lauded at festivals worldwide, this superbly sinister and stylish thriller lays bare the complacency and corruption of pre-coup Argentina, starring Argentinian screen heavyweight Dario Grandinetti.
Thriller
Cine Latino
La Camarista
Premiering to great acclaim at Toronto and London Film Festivals, director Lila Avilés’ striking and compelling debut feature portrays the life of a chambermaid at a luxurious Mexico City hotel.
Drama
Cine Latino
Las Niñas Bien
Director Alejandra Márquez Abella presents this gorgeously mounted and beautifully played feature that is at once a scathing and glamourous depiction of the wives of upper-class men in 1982 Mexico.
Comedy / Drama
Cine Latino
La Mala Noche
Director Gabriela Calvache delivers this bold and affecting feature debut about the real-world issues of human trafficking and the mafia which preys on the victims.
Drama / Thriller
Cine Latino
El Proyeccionista
A lonely film projectionist plunges into an intense search of the Dominican Republic to locate the true identity of a woman he fell in love with on the screen.
Drama
Cine Latino
La Quietud
Boasting a trio of actresses at the top of their game, director Pablo Trapero’s beautifully crafted multilayered drama explores the emotional ties that bind a wealthy Argentine family.
Drama
Cine Latino
Temblores
Following on from his Berlinale prize-winning Ixcanul in 2015, Guatemalan writer-director Jayro Bustamante’s moody feature presents the coming-out of one man in a profoundly repressive society.
Drama
Cine Latino

An extraordinary biopic of the legendary Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, the first black dancer to perform some of the most famous ballet roles.

Drama / Biography