Spanish Film Festival

The anticipated event brings some the of the best Spanish cinema to Sydney

By Benjamen Judd 

The Spanish Film Festival (SFF) is back, starting on April 12 and running until May 1 at the Palace Verona on Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, and Palace Norton on Norton Street in Leichhardt. 

One of the most anticipated film events of the year, the Spanish Film Festival brings together a rich collection both modern and vintage Spanish language cinema. 

Some of the highlights of this year’s festival including Ma Ma starring Penélope Cruz who plays a woman dealing with the news she has breast cancer, directed by Julio Medem; coming-of-age story Nothing in Return directed by Daniel Guzmán; and Lara Izaguirre’s award-winning Autumn Without Berlin starring Irene Escolar as June, who returns to her native Madrid to face a past she can longer run from.

 

Closing this year’s festival is one of the major discoveries of the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival – Ciro Guerra’s Embrace of the Serpent. Inspired by real-life events and journals kept by Theodor Koch-Grunberg who travelled through the rainforests of the Amazon to find a rare flower believed to have healing properties. 

The Spanish Film Festival will run from April 12 until May 1. 

Palace Verona

11 Oxford Street

Paddington

 

Palace Norton

99 Norton Street

Leichhardt

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