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Films

Opening Night Film

Opening Night Film
La Tribu
A sure-fire crowd-pleaser packed with music and laughs, it stars Carmen Machi as a street dancing mother reunited with her long-lost son (Paco León).
Comedy

Special Event

Special Event
Sin rodeos
One of Spain’s most popular comedic talents, Santiago Segura, directs Maribel Verdú as a woman who takes a remedy that makes her unable to stop speaking her mind.
Comedy

Reel Retrospective: The Bigas Luna Tribute

Reel Retrospective: The Bigas Luna Tribute
In Bigas Luna’s best-known film, Javier Bardem plays a would-be bullfighter who models underwear and is hired to seduce away the lover (Penélope Cruz) of a wealthy woman’s son.
Comedy / Drama
Reel Retrospective: The Bigas Luna Tribute
Huevos de oro
Benito González (Javier Bardem) is a young macho Spaniard whose aim in life is to erect the tallest building in the region, in Bigas Luna’s parody of machismo and ambition.
Comedy / Drama
Reel Retrospective: The Bigas Luna Tribute
La teta y la luna
Winning Best Screenplay at the Venice Film Festival 1994, the final film in Bigas Luna’s Iberian Trilogy is a soulful fantasy and an ode to puberty and the motherland, Catalonia.
Comedy

Reel Español: The best new Spanish cinema

Reel Español: The best new Spanish cinema
As visually sumptuous as it is entertaining, a desperate housewife’s inattentive husband gets possessed by a ghost in this Almodóvar–esque comedy from Pablo Berger starring Maribel Verdú.
Comedy
Reel Español: The best new Spanish cinema
Es por tu bien
Three overprotective fathers conspire to scare off their daughters’ no-good boyfriends in this hit comedy from the producers of Spanish Affair.
Comedy
Reel Español: The best new Spanish cinema
Señor, dame paciencia
A box-office hit in Spain, an ultraconservative father has to spend a weekend with his dysfunctional adult children and their partners.
Comedy
Reel Español: The best new Spanish cinema
Operación concha
Set amid Spain’s glamorous San Sebastian Film Festival, a con artist hires a lookalike to pose as a movie star to scam an investor in this heist comedy.
Comedy
Reel Español: The best new Spanish cinema
El sistema solar
Christmas Eve, the eclectic Del Solar family gather for the first time since the father of the household started dating his son’s ex-girlfriend in this dark comedy.
Drama / Comedy

Reel Directoras: Showcasing Spain’s female directors

Reel Directoras: Showcasing Spain’s female directors
La higuera de los bastardos
Karra Elejalde from Spanish Affair 1&2 leads this black comedy, following a Civil War executioner who tries to atone for his sins by becoming a hermit near a small village.
Comedy / Drama