London Spanish Film Festival
2016 FESTIVAL FILM SCREENINGS  
2016 GALLERY
CORE PROGRAMME
LA NOVIA

LA NOVIA

The Bride

UK première

dir. Paula Ortiz

with Inma Cuesta, Alex García,
Asier Etxeandia,
Manuela Vellés, Leticia Dolera, Luisa Gavasa

Spain/Germany | 2015 | 96 min | col | cert. 12
In Spanish with English subtitles

MARÍA CONVERSA

MARÍA CONVERSA

Maria Converses

UK première

dir. Lydia Zimmermann

with Blanca Portillo, Agustí Villaronga,
Colm Tóibín

Spain | 2016 | 59 min | col | doc | cert. PG
In Spanish with English subtitles

FALLING

FALLING

European première

dir. Ana Rodríguez Rosell

with Emma Suárez, Birol Ünel

Spain/Dominican Republic | 2015 | 89 min | col | cert. 12 | In Spanish, English, German and Turkish with English subtitles

LA PUERTA ABIERTA

LA PUERTA ABIERTA

The Open Door

UK première

dir. Marina Seresesky

with Carmen Machi, Terele Pávez,
Asier Etxeandia

Spain | 82 min | col | cert. 12
In Spanish with English subtitles

A PERFECT DAY

A PERFECT DAY

dir. Fernando León de Aranoa

with Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins,
Mélanie Thierry, Olga Kurylenko

Spain | 2015 | 106 min | col | cert. 16
In English and Serbian, French, Serbian and Spanish with English subtitles

BERSERKER

BERSERKER

UK première

dir. Pablo Hernando

with Julián Génisson, Ingrid García Jonsson, Vicenc Miralles

Spain | 2015 | 100 min | col
In Spanish with English subtitles

Preceded by the short
EL CORREDOR | The Runner

dir. José Luis Montesinos

UK première

LOBOS SUCIOS

LOBOS SUCIOS

Dirty Wolves

UK première

dir. Simón Casal

with Marian Álvarez, Ricardo de Barreiro, Manuela Vellés, Pierre Kiwitt

Spain | 2015 | 105 min | col
In Spanish and German with English subtitles

Preceded by the short ECO | Echo

dir. Xacio Baño

UK première

NACIDA PARA GANAR

NACIDA PARA GANAR

Not What It Looks Like

UK première

dir. Vicente Villanueva

with Alexandra Jiménez, Victoria Abril, Cristina Castaño

Spain | 2016 | 95 min| cert. PG
In Spanish with English subtitles

Preceded by the short DETOUR

dir. César Espada

UK première

ENDLESS NIGHT

ENDLESS NIGHT

Nadie quiere la noche

London première

dir. Isabel Coixet

with Juliette Binoche, Gabriel Byrne,
Rinko Kikuchi

Spain/France/Bulgaria | 2015 | 104 min | col | cert. 12A
In English and Inuktitut with English subtitles

 

BASQUE WINDOW:
A Glimpse into Cinema
from the Basque Country
With the
support of:
etxe pare
Special thanks:
Kimuak
Filmoteca
Gobierno Vasco
ACANTILADO

ACANTILADO

The Cliff

UK première

dir. Helena Taberna

with Daniel Grao, Juana Acosta,
Goya Toledo, Ingrid García Jonsson,
Jon Kortajarena

Spain | 99 min | col | cert. 12A
In Spanish with English subtitles

Preceded by the short 36 HOURS

dir. Vincent Lacrocq and Kristell Chenut

AMAMA

AMAMA

Grandma | Abuela

London première

dir. Asier Altuna

with Nagore Aranburu, Amparo Badiola, Klara Badiola

Spain | 2015 | 103 min | col | cert. PG
In Basque with English subtitles

PIKADERO

PIKADERO

London première

dir. Ben Sharrock

with Bárbara Goenaga, Lander Otaola, Joseba Usabiaga

Spain | 2015 | 98 min | col | cert. 12
In Basque with English subtitles

LEJOS DEL MAR

LEJOS DEL MAR

Far from the Sea

dir. Imanol Uribe

with Elena Anaya, Eduard Fernández

Spain | 2015 | 105 min | col
In Spanish with English subtitles

UN OTOÑO SIN BERLÍN

UN OTOÑO SIN BERLÍN

An Autumn Without Berlin

UK première

dir. Lara Izagirre

with Irene Escolar, Tamar Novas

Spain | 2015 | 95 min | col | cert. 12
In Spanish with English subtitles

CATALAN WINDOW: A Glimpse into Cinema from Catalonia
With the support of:
Institut Ramon Llull La cultura catalana
EBRE. DEL BRESSOL A LA BATALLA

EBRE. DEL BRESSOL A LA BATALLA

Ebre. From the Cradle to the Battle
Ebro. De la cuna a la batalla

UK première

dir. Román Parrado

with Oriol Plà, Roser Tapias, Àlex Monner

Spain | 2015 | 80 min
In Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles

LES AMIGUES DE L'ÀGATA

LES AMIGUES DE L'ÀGATA

Àgata's Friends | Las amigas de Àgata

UK première

dirs. Laia Alabart, Alba Cros, Laura Rius, Marta Verheyen

with Marta Cañas, Carla Linares, Elena Martín, Victoria Serra

Spain | 2015 | 70 min | col | cert. 12
In Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles

SPECIAL SESSION: ISABEL COIXET
EL SUR

EL SUR

The South

dir. Víctor Erice

with Omero Antonutti, Sonsoles Aranguren, Icíar Bollaín

Spain/France | 1983 | 95 min | col | cert. PG
In Spanish with English subtitles

Prof. Peter Evans, Stephanie Back, Marina Seresesky, Carmen Machi, Asier Etxeandia, Clara Lago, Bea Segura, Joana Granero, Montserrat Roig de Puig and Alejandro Postigo.
Pikadero
Filmmaker Ben Sharrock could not be with us but sent a message for Bárbara Goenaga to read before the screening of Pikadero.
Bodegas Príncipe de Viana
Film & wine. Our public and ourselves enjoyed another drink courtesy of Bodegas Príncipe de Viana.
Dirty Wolves
UK Jewish Film Programmer Nir Cohen joined us
and hosted a Q&A after the screening of Dirty Wolves with Script-writer and Producer Paula Cons
and actor Pierre Kiwitt.
Eulàlia Ramón
Actress and photographer Eulàlia Ramón with the poster she designed for the Festival.
 
Detour and Not What It Looks Like
Actress Cristina Castaño, Festival's Joana Granero, Cinematographer Ian Lumsden and actress
Eulàlia Ramón with the poster she designed
for the Festival as a backdrop. Presentation of
César Espada's short Detour and Vicente Villanueva's Not What It Looks Like.
Cristina Castaño
Cristina Castaño
Eulàlia Ramón
Eulàlia Ramón
Geoff Andrew
Film Critic and BFI Programmer Geoff Andrew introduced our special screening of
Víctor Erice's El sur.
The Bride
Prof. Maria Delgado, Asier Etxeandia and the
Festival Director, Joana Granero,
during the Q&A for The Bride.
Maria Converses
Prof. Maria Delgado, Lydia Zimmermann and
Blanca Portillo. Maria Converses.
Blanca Portillo and Asier Etxeandia
Friends meet at the London Spanish Film Festival. Blanca Portillo and Asier Etxeandia.
Spanish Ham Master
Bodegas Príncipe de Viana
Public drink and ham courtesy of
Bodegas Príncipe de Viana
and Spanish Ham Master.
Emma Suárez
Emma Suárez with our Seat Alhambra car.
Ebre
Filmmaker Román Parrado with Prof. Paul Preston during the Q&A for Ebre.
Falling
Emma Suárez, Ana Rodríguez Rosell and
Joana Granero during the presentation of Falling.
Birol Únel
Even if very briefly, Birol Únel joined us during
the Q&A for Falling via Skype!
The Open Door
Marina Seresesky, Asier Etxeandia, Carmen Machi,
Prof. Peter Evans and interpreter Stephanie Back.
The Open Door.
Asier Etxeandia and Carmen Machi
Asier Etxeandia and Carmen Machi
Ciné Lumière
We were joined for dinner at Ciné Lumière's
Le Bistrot by legendary actress Marisa Paredes
and producer Lola Salvador, who had visited in previous editions and where in town for
BFI's Almodóvar season.
Les amigues de l'Agata
Laura Rius and Alba Cros with Joana Granero
during the Q&A after the screening of
Les amigues de l'Agata.
Pikadero
Bárbara Goenaga and Cinematographer Nick Cooke during the Q&A after the screening of Pikadero.
Dirty Wolves
Young audiences for Dirty Wolves.
Films can be educational!
Nir Cohen and Pierre Kiwitt
Nir Cohen and the German-French actor Pierre Kiwitt, who surprised us with his excellent Spanish.
Lara Izagirre
Filmmaker Lara Izagirre came to present her
debut feature film, An Autumn Without Berlin,
which was part of our Basque Window.
Davina Catt
And the winner is...
Davina Catt, member of the Jury,
announced this year's Best Film.
Marina Seresesky came back to London to receive the Best Film Award from the Jury.
Seresesky with Davina Catt and the Festival's Director, Joana Granero, to her right and the rest of the
Jury to her left: Film Producer Alasdair Flind, journalist and The Art Newspaper's Editor Gareth Harris,
Film Producer Michael Robinson and Sub-ti Subtitles and FRED's Directo Federico Spoletti.
   
Photographs by PopKlik
 
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
Regent Street Cinema
309 Regent Street
London W1B 2HW
Box Office:
020 7911 5050
www.regentstreetcinema.com