The 2019 Spanish Film Festival brings a representative selection of 2018 and 2019 films that offers to the Canadian public a taste of the creativity, history, and talent of Spanish cinema.
Ottawa, Toronto and this year also Calgary for the first time, will be the stage to enjoy the representative of Spanish filmmaking identity, thoughtful, funny and provocative movies, all of them premier in the cities where screened. It’s an annual weekly event that has been bringing the cinema community together since its beginning in 2007.
In this edition, first of many highlights, El reino (The realm) is a film that was at the TIFF 2018. This thriller about political corruption was one of the rising stars of 2019 Spanish Film Academy Goya Awards.
Campeones (Champions) is one of the biggest box-office successes in Spain last year, and winner of the Goya award for Best Film.
Audiences will also have the opportunity to enjoy the self-consciousness of growing up at watching La Banda (Love Beats) and Viaje al cuarto de una madre (Journey to a Mother’s Room). Besides, ¿Qué te juegas? (Get Her… If You Can) and Yo, mi mujer y mi mujer muerta (Me, Myself And My Dead Wife) might just make you smile or even laugh out loud.
The festival is presented by the Embassy of Spain in Ottawa, with the support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the Spanish Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA), under the umbrella of SPAIN arts & culture, and in concert with independent local cinemas, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese of the University of Toronto, the European Cultural Society of Calgary and the Aula Cervantes.
- Champions (Campeones)
Thursday, October 10 at 6 pm
- The Realm (El Reino)
Thursday, October 17 at 6 pm
- Me, Myself And My Dead Wife (Yo, mi mujer y mi mujer muerta)
Thursday, October 24 at 6 pm
- Love Beats (La Banda)
Thursday, October 31 at 6 pm
- Northrop Frye Hall
(Queen’s Park Crescent East)
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