Spanish Film Festival Celebrates 20th Year Of Spicing Up Brisbane


Find some reel inspiracion at the 20th annual Spanish Film Festival, spicing up Brisbane’s Palace Barracks Cinemas from Thursday, April 27 through to May 14.

Representing the finest in Spanish cinema, this years festival promises to be the best yet with a plethora of laughs, thrills and drama on hand to entertain those seeking unique theatre.

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Bookended by two distinct comedy features – the kinky laugher ‘Kiki, Love To Love’ on opening night, and the closing feature ‘The Trip to Spain’, the third instalment in the popular ‘The Trip’ series starring Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan – it’s evident that the organisers this year intend for their audience to enjoy themselves.

If you crave something other than comedy, the sinister thriller ‘The Tip of the Iceberg’ promises to captivate as it details the horrors of the corporate culture. Delving into the strange case of three employee suicides at a multinational company, an executive slowly uncovers that the working place may be more responsible for these deaths than initially thought.

‘The Distinguished Citizen’, with a Venice Film Festival award-winning performance from actor Oscar Martinez at its forefront, poses the question of what could be more prestigious for a novelist than winning the Nobel Prize for literature. As Martinez’s stubborn author rejects nearly every major accolade that comes his way, the odd proposal of accepting an award from his small hometown proves all too-enticing, and perhaps will serve as the inspiration he needs to re-affirm his passion for the arts.

David Fincher’s classic chiller ‘Seven’ is evoked in the serial killer thriller ‘May God Save Us’, a tension-laced feature that defies expectations as it switches the audiences view-point from that of the investigating detectives to the perspective of the murderer, constantly keeping its viewers on the edge of their seats.

Whatever flavour you’re after the Spanish Film Festival looks to satisfy your pallet once again thanks to an unmatched recipe of individuality and revelry. For more information and tickets, visit the festival’s website.