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London Spanish Film Festival 2007

Date posted: 10.09.2007

This year’s London Spanish Film Festival (14 – 27 September) offers a selection of the best contemporary Spanish cinema with a heavy emphasis on documentary.

Established and breakthrough directors alike will be featured in the festival. Bigas Luna’s latest film, Yo soy la Juani, will be screened alongside work by new young film-makers like Javier Rebollo (Lo que sé de Lola), Víctor García León (Vete de mí) and Rodrigo Cortés (Concursante).

Documentaries are playing a main role in this year’s festival. Basilio Martín Patino, the prestigious documentary-maker, will attend the screenings of three of his key films, including the ground-breaking Canciones para después de una guerra. A round-table discussion on the challenges of making cinema under a repressive regime will also take place.

Many of these films will not have been seen before in London or the UK and will be shown with English subtitles.

The festival kicks off with Hécuba, a homage to the acting profession, which will be introduced by directors José Luis López Linares and Arantxa Aguirre.

Other highlights of the festival will include:

  • The Contestant, UK premiere. Followed by a Q&A with lead actor Leonardo Sbaraglia
  • Round table discussion at the Instituto Cervantes
  • Lola. Followed by a Q&A with the director Javier Rebollo and the script-writer Lola Mayo
  • Songs for After a War. Followed by a Q&A with the director Basilio Martín Patino and Prof. Peter Evans

The festival will take place at the Ciné lumière.

For further information and programme details please visit the London Spanish Film Festival website.

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