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Spanish Film Festival 2015

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From its kick-off on April 21st in Sydney to its final closing night in Adelaide on May 20, the 2015 Spanish Film Festival is here, ready to showcase the best of the best in the most recent works of Spanish film.

Screening at Palace Cinemas in every major Aussie city (except poor ol Darwin, naw), including Byron Bay, the festival will be serving up a total of 38 films of varying genres that'll be sure to suit a myriad of filmic taste buds. And if not, toss down a few Sangria's and you won't care what you're seeing – Ole!

Now, for the people who get a little antsy over technicalities, the films have been divvied up into three categories: Reel Español (films from Spain), Reel Colaboración (international co-productions), and Reel Latino (films from Latin America).

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Spanish Affair

Romantic comedy Spanish Affair will be kicking off the festival's opening nights. You'll be in for a invigorating evening with Torres wines, live entertainment and tapas. Each city will also be treated to a closing night event with a screening of Oscar nominated Wild Tales, which also includes wine and entertainment.

The lucky kids in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra will also get to enjoy a Special Presentation of the Australian premiere of Spot, a drama about a man so wretchedly manipulated by love and his girlfriend that he makes a Youtube video of himself downing a bottle of stain remover. Yeah it's gross, but in a "that's disgusting and therefore I must see it" kind of way. The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with actor Eulalia Ramón.

Some select cities will also enjoy a special screening of black comedy They are All Dead (check out the trailer – this is the one I'm hanging out to see!). These will once again be followed by an after party, with wine, cheese plates, a DJ and Sydney and Melbourne are again treated to a Q&A with enchanting lead actress, Elena Anaya. You guys are so spoilt.

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Palace Centro, Brisbane

Tickets are already available for purchase on the Palace website.

To check out the list of films on offer, complete with run-downs, trailers, dates and times, head to the Spanish Film Festival website.

ALSO! If you get the chance to see a Spanish flick or two you'll be eligible to enter the draw to win a trip for two to Spain. So there's really no excuse not to go now.

AND, if you can't wait until the festival opens and you want to do some Spanish film-viewing prep then head over to SBS ON DEMAND for some free flicks. Seriously, how awesome is SBS? Pretty darn super awesome.
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Why? The Spanish are an attractive, fun loving people
When: Session times vary, check the Palace website
Phone: 03 9817 6421
Where: Palace Cinemas in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Byron Bay, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth
Cost: From $12 - $19.50 for standard sessions, events cost extra
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