Held exclusively at Cinema Paradiso, The Spanish Film Festival has released a sneak peak of its upcoming 2017 program for the special 20th anniversary of the festival.
The Festival will take place between April 27 and May 17 at Paradiso in Northbridge.
It all kicks off with the opening film Kiki, Love to Love, the sexy and daring box office hit from director Paco Leon. The complex comedy explores sex, love and marriage through five interwoven stories which take place during one hot Madrid summer.
There will be an after party to the opening night spectacular at Connections Nightclub featuring the flavours and sounds of Spain.
Another highlight is The Fury of a Patient Man which won four awards at the Goyas including Best Film and Best New Director. The film is a thriller about one man’s unrelenting quest for revenge.
Other highlights include investigative thrillerThe Tip of the Iceberg, coming of age storySummer of 1993 and the fun and fantastical adventure film Zip & Zap & The Captain’s Island.
Another big draw card for the festival is The Queen of Spain featuring star studded performances from Penelope Cruz and Ana Belen. The film is a sequel to the 1998 film by director Fernando Trueba, The Girl of Your Dreams.
The Festival also presents a retrospective of Ana Belen which includes a selection of films from the triple threat Actress, Director and Singer. Screenings will include three of her earlier films: Torments, Demons in the Garden and The House of Bernarda Alba.
The Spanish Film Festival plays Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge from April 27 to May 17. Full program announced next week. For further details visit: www.spanishfilmfestival.com.