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Closing Night

Closing Night
El laberinto del fauno
Guillermo del Toro’s darkly beautiful fairy tale — about a young girl who discovers a magical underworld in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War — won three Academy Awards.
Fantasy / Drama

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 Español: The best new Spanish cinema

Reel Español: The best new Spanish cinema
Morir
Breakout director Fernando Franco follows up his Spanish Academy Award winning debut Wounded with this evocative drama also starring Marian Álvarez.
Drama
Reel Español: The best new Spanish cinema
A journalist (Penélope Cruz) strikes up a romantic relationship with notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar(Javier Bardem), based on Virginia Vallejo´s bestselling memoir Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar.
Drama
Reel Español: The best new Spanish cinema
La niebla y la doncella
Adapted from Lorenzo Silva’s best-selling novel, this gripping mystery follows a cold case investigation on a Spanish Canary Island.
Mystery / Drama
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
Júlia ist
Elena Martín’s 2017 Málaga Film Festival award-winning debut portrays the life of an exchange student coming-of-age in the cold, stark city of Berlin.
Drama
Reel Directoras: Showcasing Spain’s female directors
Estiu 1993
The breakout critical discovery of the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival, Carla Simón’s autobiographical jewel is one of the most evocative and affecting depictions of childhood seen in years.
Drama
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
Reel Directoras: Showcasing Spain’s female directors
La puerta abierta
Rosa (Carmen Machi), a prostitute past her prime living with her senile but feisty mother in Madrid, gets an unexpected addition to her family in this Audience Award winning drama.
Drama