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2011 Spanish Film Festival

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The Spanish Film Festival will be held in all Australian capital cities throughout the month of May;

Sydney - May 11th to 22nd
Melbourne - May 12th to 22nd
Brisbane - May 18th to 22nd
Perth - May 25th to 29th
Adelaide - May 26th to 29th
Canberra - May 26th to 29th

2011 marks the 14th year of this annual celebration of Spanish language films from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela and Spain. The film program this year includes a variety of film genres;

The opening night feature film is the award winning comedy/drama Balada triste de trompeta (2010), directed by Álex de la Iglesia.

The comedy/drama 18 comidas (2010), directed by Jorge Coira.

The musical/drama Una hora más en Canarias (2010), directed by David Serrano.

The drama Todo lo que tú quieras (2010), directed by Achero Mañas.

The acclaimed drama Pa negre (2010), directed by Agustí Villaronga.

The comedy/romance Bon appétit (2010), directed by David Pinillos.

The historical action/adventure Bruc. La llegenda (2010), directed by Daniel Benmayor.

The award winning prison action/drama Celda 211 (2009), directed by Daniel Monzón.

The award winning romance Chico & Rou cNita (2010), directed by Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal and Fernando Trueba.

The acclaimed 80 egunean (2010), directed by Jon Garaño and José María Goenaga.

The closing night feature film is the acclaimed horror/thriller Los ojos de Julia (2010), directed by Guillem Morales.

These are just some of the highlights of the film program, you can see the full program for each individual Australian city here.

Alongside the great film program is a range of special events, including the always popular Q&A events with International and Australian special guests. This year Rohan Jones (co-writer of Hermano), Tono Errando (co-director of Chico and Rita) and Achero Mañas (director of Todo lo que tú quieras) will be participating in the festivities.

There will also be school screenings of the delightful animated film Las aventuras de Don Quijote (2010), directed by Antonio Zurera.

Prices are as follows;

Opening Night film screening, including drinks and live entertainment - $50.00

Closing Night film screening, including drinks and live entertainment - $25.00

Single adult film ticket - $18 / Concession - $14.50

Five Film Pass - $70

Ten Film Pass - $120

Group bookings are available for 20 or more people, at $14.00 per ticket

Tickets are currently on sale for this event;

To purchase tickets to the Sydney events, you can purchase in person at Palace Cinema (99 Norton Street, Leichhardt) or Chauvel Cinema (Cnr Oxford St & Oatley Rd, Paddington), online or by phone on 1300 306 776

To purchase tickets to the Melbourne events, you can purchase in person at Palace Cinema Como, (Cnr Toorak Rd & Chapel St, South Yarra) or Kino Cinemas, (Lower Ground, Collins Place, 45 Collins St, Melbourne), online or by phoning Palace Cinema Como ((03) 9827 7533) and Kino Cinemas ((03) 9650 2100).

To purchase tickets to the Brisbane events, you can purchase in person at Palace Centro (39 James St, Fortitude Valley), online or by phone on (07) 3852 4488.

Keep up to date with all of the events of the 14th Spanish Film Festival in Australia with the Facebook profile and Twitter. View the official event website here.

Please note festival films are restricted to persons aged 18 years and over, unless specified.
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Why? Embrace Spanish Culture and Film.
When: From May 11 to May 29, 2011
Where: Throughout Australia
Cost: $18.00. $25.00 or $50.00 for a single film screening
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