Spanish Film Festival returns bigger and better for 2022 • Glam Adelaide
The 2022 Moro Spanish Film Festival The full program has been revealed and includes a sensational list of famous faces, including Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Oscar Martínez, Paco León and Blanca Portillo, as well as exciting new talent. The thirty-four-film program consists of twenty-one feature films from Spain, ten from across Latin America and three more from Australia and the United States, with a wide range of genres
The Festival opening is the Australian premiere of the highly anticipated OOfficial competition. Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martínez star in this ingenious and chilling satire of behind-the-scenes cinema. Opening night on April 27 includes drinks, tapas and Spanish music.
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To honor one of the great couples of modern cinema, this year’s festival focuses on Oscar winners Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem with two titles in which they co-star: Ham Ham, their first film together which celebrates its 30th anniversaryand anniversary; and Loving Pablobased on Virginia Vallejo’s best-selling memoir about her romance with notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar – as well as Cruz’s final collaboration with Pedro Almodovar, Parallel mothers .
Maixabel the performances of Blanca Portillo and Luis Tosar stand out. This is the story of Maixabel Lasa, the widow of a Basque politician murdered by ETA who agrees to meet her husband’s murderers in prison. Mediterraneo: The Law of the Sea is based on real events; the gripping drama tells the story of two Spanish rescuers who traveled to Greece and rescued refugees during the 2015 humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean Sea. Once upon a time in Euskadi is a coming-of-age story set in the Basque country of the 1980s, at the height of ETA’s rule, about a group of 12-year-old children who must learn to deal with the loss and adversity. Lemon poppy seed cakeadapted from the novel by Cristina Campos, sees two estranged sisters come together to sell a bakery they inherited from a mysterious woman, and in the mighty ama a mother and daughter are evicted from their home and left to fend for themselves on the streets.
Thrillers include a survival story Beyond the summit located in the impressive Himalayas, skin in flamesa political thriller based on the award-winning play; the girl, a skillfully constructed drama from one of Spain’s most intriguing authors, Manuel Martín Cuenca; psychological horror The snail house with Javier Rey and Raúl Arévalo and Paz Vega in the story of a married couple trapped in a web of conspiracy and injustice in Wet area. Comedies include: Carpoolers a road movie filled with comical and tense situations, You babysit with Paco León and Miren Ibarguren, about a divorced couple who try to convince their children to choose the other parent, and poyamour for dummies a spicy comedy about sexuality.
Families and school groups are well catered for with The kids are fine an entertaining comedy and Disney’s Encanta, (2022 Academy Award® Winner of Best Animated Feature Film) the animated story of the Madrigal family who live in the mountains of Colombia.
The Cine Latino program includes acclaimed director Fernando Trueba, winner of the Goya Prize We will be forgotten a tender family drama that is an adaptation of Héctor Abad Faciolince’s memoir about his father, the Colombian professor and activist Héctor Abad Gómez. 9 is a drama about fame, money, passion and love, centering on a successful footballer who suffers media harassment as he seeks to escape his isolated life. From Argentina, Camila is going out tonight an intimate and lively portrait of Argentine youth, and Carajita a powerful and compelling drama set in the Dominican Republic about a teenage girl and her nanny who have a relationship that seems to transcend their class conditions.
Immersion: A suspenseful thriller starring Chilean star Alfredo Castro, in which a father and daughter’s day of sailing goes wildly as they encounter local fishermen in their sinking boat.
Romantic comedy The picture of great love features Nicolás Furtado and Natalie Pérez as a couple who realize they’ve fallen in love; gripping coming-of-age drama The Kingdom of God and year of fury about two writers struggling to maintain their integrity under pressure to tone down their political satires against the military in 1970s Uruguay.
There is also a special Mexican Night event on May 4 with a screening of Amalgamwith drinks on arrival.
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Finally, two outstanding documentaries complete the 2022 line up: Restart profile a global network of female scientists working for planetary sustainability in Antarctica; and the Australian produced, Our voices which tells the story of a group of Spanish-speaking migrants who arrived in Victoria between the 1960s and 1980s and presents their contribution to Australia.
the Moro Spanish Film Festival screens in Adelaide at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas from April 27 to May 18.
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