London Spanish Film Festival
 
2023 FESTIVAL PROGRAMME BY FILM

Screenings and events will take place at
Ciné Lumière and Riverside Studios

Films in Competition

Click on film title for more information

 

CORE PROGRAMME

NO MIRES A LOS OJOS

Staring at Strangers

dir. Félix Viscarret

 

LONDON PREMIERE

Ciné Lumière I

wed 20 sep | 6.00pm | £15, conc. £13

NO MIRES A LOS OJOS

TENÉIS QUE VENIR A VERLA

You Have to Come and See It

dir. Jonás Trueba

Ciné Lumière I

sat 23 sep | 6.40pm | £15, conc. £13

TENÉIS QUE VENIR A VERLA

LAS PAREDES HABLAN

Walls Can Talk

dir. Carlos Saura

 

UK PREMIERE

Ciné Lumière I

sat 23 sep | 8.10pm | £15, conc. £13

Followed by an onstage conversation with Suso33
led by Antonio Molina-Vázquez, curator and Director of Spain NOW!

LAS PAREDES HABLAN

STRANGE WAY OF LIFE

dir. Pedro Almodóvar

Ciné Lumière I

mon 25 sep | 8.00pm | £15, conc. £13

Followed by a recorded Q&A with
the director

STRANGE WAY OF LIFE

EL AGUA

The Water

dir. Elena López Riera

 

UK PREMIERE

Ciné Lumière I

tue 26 sep | 6.15pm | £15, conc. £13

EL AGUA
15th CATALAN WINDOW
With the support of:
Institut Ramon Llull La cultura catalana
The 15th Catalan Window brings us a very exciting selection of films made in Catalonia
showcasing its richness in terms of talent and craft.

UNICORNS

dir. Àlex Lora

 

LONDON PREMIERE

Riverside Studios

fri 22 sep | 7.45pm

UNICORNS

DOS DIES I L'ETERNITAT

Dos dias y la eternidad
Two Days and Eternity

dir. Marc Esquirol

Ciné Lumière II

sun 24 sep | 6.30pm | £15, conc. £13

Preceded by the short
SI MAI NO ENS HAGUÉSSIM SEPARAT

 
DOS DIES I L'ETERNITAT
14th BASQUE WINDOW
With the support of:
etxe pare
     
Special thanks:
Kimuak
Filmoteca
Gobierno Vasco
The 14th Basque Window will celebrate the strength of Basque cinema and its artists.

EL VASCO

Dear Grandma

dir. Jabi Elortegi

 

UK PREMIERE

Ciné Lumière I

sun 24 sep | 4.30pm | £15, conc. £13

Followed by a Q&A with the director and
Prof. Peter W. Evans

 
EL VASCO

A LOS LIBROS Y A LAS
MUJERES CANTO

To Books and Women I Sing

dir. María Elorza

 

UK PREMIERE

Ciné Lumière I

mon 25 sep | 6.15pm | £15, conc. £13

Preceded by the short AL BORDE DEL AGUA

 
A LOS LIBROS Y A LAS MUJERES CANTO

CINCO LOBITOS

Lullaby

dir. Alauda Ruiz de Azúa

 

LONDON PREMIERE

Ciné Lumière I

tue 26 sep | 8.25pm | £15, conc. £13

Preceded by the short
CUENTAS DIVINAS | Divine Accounts

Followed by a Q&A with Cuentas Divinas's director Eulàlia Ramón

 
CINCO LOBITOS
2nd ANDALUCÍA WINDOW
With the support of:
For the second time we are dedicating an exclusive Window to the cinema made in Andalucía.

MODELO 77

Prison 77

dir. Alberto Rodríguez

 

UK PREMIERE

Ciné Lumière I

wed 20 sep | 8.15pm | £15, conc. £13

Followed by a Q&A with producer
Gervasio Iglesias

 
MODELO 77

LOS CONSTRUCTORES
DE LA ALHAMBRA

The Builders of the Alhambra

dir. Isabel Fernández

 

UK PREMIERE

Ciné Lumière II

fri 22 sep | 6.00pm | £15, conc. £13

Preceded by an introduction by the director

 

Ciné Lumière II

sat 23 sep | 3.30pm | £15, conc. £13

Followed by a Q&A with the director and
Mariam Rosser-Owen, Curator and responsible
for the Arab World, Victoria and Albert Museum

LOS CONSTRUCTORES DE LA ALHAMBRA

TREGUA(S)

Truce(s)

dir. Mario Hernández

 

UK PREMIERE

Riverside Studios

tue 26 sep | 7.45pm | £13, conc. £11

Followed by a Q&A with the director

TREGUA(S)

TE ESTOY AMANDO LOCAMENTE

Love and Revolution

dir. Alejandro Marín

 

UK PREMIERE

Ciné Lumière I

wed 27 sep | 8.30pm | £15, conc. £13

Followed by a Q&A with the director and actress
Ana Wagener hosted by Prof. Maria Delgado

TE ESTOY AMANDO LOCAMENTE
LETTERS FROM GALICIA
In collaboration with:
Galicia Film Forum MICE Museo do Pobo Galego
In collaboration with the Galician Film Forum and the Mostra International de Cine Etnográfico Museo do Pobo Galego (MICE), which 18th edition was held last March, we are proud to present the UK premieres of two of MICE's latest edition winners: Best Galician Film, Al otro lado del mar, and the CREA Award winner, Diana Toucedo's Tatuado nos ollos levamos o pouso.

AL OTRO LADO DEL MAR

The Other Side of the Sea

dir. Eloy Domínguez Serén &
Samuel Moreno Álvarez

 

UK PREMIERE

Ciné Lumière II

thu 21 sep | 4.30pm | £15, conc. £13

Introduced by Harriet Cook, translator and Galician Film Forum representative

 

Ciné Lumière II

wed 27 sep | 6.30pm | £15, conc. £13

Followed by a Q&A with director Eloy Domínguez Seren and filmmaker and representative of the Galician Film Forum Adriana Páramo

AL OTRO LADO DEL MAR

DIANA TOUCEDO'S SHORT LETTERS

A selection of short films
directed by Diana Toucedo

Ciné Lumière II

wed 27 sep | 4.50pm | £15, conc. £13

Introduced by filmmaker and Galician Film Forum representative Adriana Páramo

DIANA TOUCEDO'S SHORT LETTERS
SPECIAL SCREENING ALSO PART OF THE GREAT (EX)SPECTATOR SERIES AT CINÉ LUMIÈRE

MARATHON

dir. Carlos Saura

Ciné Lumière II

mon 25 sep | 8.15pm | £15, conc. £13

MARATHON
     
SPECIAL HOMAGE TO JORGE SEMPRÚN
   

LES DEUX MEMOIRES

Las dos memorias

The Two Memories

dir. Jorge Semprún

Ciné Lumière I

thu 21 sep | 6.15pm | £15, conc. £13

The screening will be preceded by an introduction

LES DEUX MEMOIRES
BIGAS LUNA TRIBUTE
   

JAMÓN, JAMÓN

dir. Bigas Luna

Ciné Lumière I

fri 22 sep | 6.15pm | £15, conc. £13

Followed by a Q&A with Betty Bigas, daugther of Bigas Luna, and Prof. Santiago Fouz-Hernández (Durham University)

JAMÓN, JAMÓN

HUEVOS DE ORO

Golden Balls

dir. Bigas Luna

Ciné Lumière I

Sat 23 Sep | 4.30pm | £15, conc. £13

Preceded by an introduction by Dr. Matt Hilborn

HUEVOS DE ORO

LA TETA Y LA LUNA

The Tit and the Moon

dir. Bigas Luna

Ciné Lumière I

sun 24 Sep | 2.15pm | £15, conc. £13

Introduced by Prof. Santiago Fouz-Hernández
(Durham University) and actress
Montserrat Roig the Puig

LA TETA Y LA LUNA
A TREASURE FROM THE ARCHIVES
   

EMBRUJO

dir. Carlos Serrano de Osma

Ciné Lumière I

thu 21 sep | 8.40pm | £15, conc. £13

On this special occasion Alejandro Postigo will sing before the screening one of Lola Flores's most iconic songs, Sorrow, accompanied by Violeta Valladares (violin) and Michael Toolan (piano).

 

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Alejandro Postigo, singer, dancer and Sr Lecturer of Musical Theatre, London College of Music.

EMBRUJO
SPECIAL FAMILY SCREENING
   

MUMMIES

dir. Juan Jesús García Galocha

Ciné Lumière I

sun 24 sep | 1.40pm | £5

MUMMIES
 
THE LONDON SPANISH
FILM FESTIVAL
takes place at:
Ciné Lumière
at the Institut Français
17 Queensberry Place
South Kensington
London SW7 2DT
Box Office:
020 7871 3515
www.institut-francais.org.uk
Riverside Studios
101 Queen Caroline Street
Hammersmith
London W6 9BN
Box Office:
020 8237 1010
www.riversidestudios.co.uk