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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
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
Oro
A standout cast of Spain’s finest actors star in this historical epic, about a group of Spanish deserters’ search for El Dorado to save themselves from pursuing Emperor soldiers.
Historical Drama
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
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
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
In the style of V for Vendetta, this action-thriller packs in an all-star cast including Fele Martínez, Hovik Keuchkerian and Juan Pablo Shuk.
Action / Crime
Reel Español: The best new Spanish cinema
El jugador de ajedrez
Leaping from Spain’s Civil War to Nazi occupied France, this period drama follows a chess master who is falsely accused of being a spy and sent to an SS prison.
Historical 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
Five women, four cities; this intimate documentary partially set in Melbourne is about single women over thirty, and their place in the modern world.
Documentary
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