2013 Spanish Film Festival

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This year's Spanish Film Festival, presented by Estrella Damm, is back with a bang - this year expanding to 10 Palace Cinemas locations including, for the first time, Palace Electric in Canberra and Palace Byron Bay. We're also thrilled to welcome Palace Westgarth into the fold for Melburnians! This year's program of 22 films boasts an exceptional selection of the very best in contemporary Spanish and Spanish-language cinema. As always, we are excited to bring you a host of Spanish fiestas throughout the festival.

Melbourne 12-26 June (Palace Cinema Como, Kino Cinemas & Palace Westgarth)
Perth 12-23 June (Cinema Paradiso)
Brisbane 13-23 June (Palace Centro)
Adelaide 13-23 June (Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas)
Canberra 18-26 June (Palace Electric)
Sydney 19 June - 3 July (Palace Verona & Chauvel Cinema)
Byron Bay 20-26 June (Palace Byron Bay)

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Official Selection: A GUN IN EACH HAND
(Una pistola en cada mano) Directed by Cesc Gay
Featuring one of the most star-studded, talented casts assembled in modern Spanish cinema, including the phenomenal Ricardo Darín, Luis Tosar, Javier Cámara, Eduardo Noriega, Leonor Watling, Candela Peña and Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, A GUN IN EACH HAND is a witty and brutally hilarious portrait of forty-something men, and the changing gender roles of contemporary Spanish society. See the festival website and programme for full details for Opening Night in each city.

We have a host of Special Events planned for our venues nationally, including special Closing Night screenings of TRISTANA, from revered Spanish director Luis Buñuel. Further information about Special Events and Closing Nights will be sent out in the coming weeks, and can also be found in our programme and our our website.

FESTIVAL GUEST - Director Natalia Beristáin
We are thrilled to welcome Mexican director Natalia Beristáin as a guest of this year’s festival. In her debut feature, SHE DOESN’T WANT TO SLEEP ALONE (No quiero dormir sola), Beristáin has crafted a gentle, character driven drama about two women at very different stages of life, who need one another more than they realise. Special screenings in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra will be followed by a Q&A session with the director.

Chauvel Cinema
Thu 20 June
7.00pm session

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Palace Cinema Como
Fri 21 June
9.00pm session

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Palace Electric
Sat 22 June
2.00pm session

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All sessions followed by Q&A with director. Tickets at regular festival prices.

A GUN IN EACH HAND (Una pistola en cada mano)
- Dir. Cesc Gay

ALL IS SILENCE (Todo es silencio) **
- Dir. José Luis Cuerda

THE ARTIST AND THE MODEL (El artista y la modelo)
- Dir. Fernando Trueba

THE BODY (El cuerpo)
- Dir. Oriol Paulo

- Dir. Patxo Tellería, Aitor Mazo
CARMINA OR BLOW UP (Carmina o revienta)
- Dir. Paco León

CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD (Infancia clandestina)
- Dir. Benjamín Ávila

DARK HEAVEN (Cielo oscuro) *
- Dir. Joel Calero

DAYS OF GRACE (Dias de gracia)
- Dir. Everardo Gout

DON’T FALL IN LOVE WITH ME (No te enamores de mi)
- Dir. Federico Finkielstain

- Dir. Jorge Torregrossa

THE FAREWELL (La Despedida) *
- Dir. Juan Manuel D'Emilio

THE GIRL FROM THE SOUTH (La chica del sur) *
- Dir. José Luis García

GONE FISHING (Días de Pesca) *
- Dir. Carlos Sorín

HOLD UP! (¡Atraco!) **
- Dir. Eduard Cortés

I WANT YOU (Tengo ganas de ti) *
- Dir. Fernando González Molina

THE MEXICAN SUITCASE (La maleta Mexicana) *
- Dir. Trisha Ziff

OPERATION E (Operación E)
- Dir. Miguel Courtois

SHE DOESN'T WANT TO SLEEP ALONE (No quiero dormir sola) *
- Dir. Natalia Beristáin

THE SUMMER SIDE (Del lado del verano)
- Dir. Antonia San Juan

15 YEARS + 1 DAY (15 años y un dia) **
- Dir. Gracia Querejeta

- Dir. Luis Buñuel

* Not screening in Byron Bay
** Not screening in Byron Bay & Perth