Spanish Film Festival 2016 Opens With Truman

The 2016 Spanish Film Festival, presented by Palace Cinemas, showcased one of it’s films that will be showcased throughout the festival, ‘Truman’. It was truly a heartfelt and moving movie that explored the friendships between male friends and between man and his dog.

The Spanish Film Festival starts with a dose of hilarity. Audiences are welcome to attend the opening night film, SPANISH AFFAIR 2 (OCHO APELLIDOS CATALANES), which is the sequel to last year’s opening night smash hit SPANISH AFFAIR.

This years festival welcomes Spanish director Daniel Guzmán as a special guest. Guzmán began his career as an actor at just 14 years of age – after diverse roles in movies, theatre and TV, he began his writing, producing and directing career.

At this year’s Spanish Film Festival, he will present his first long feature, the autobiographical project NOTHING IN RETURN (A CAMBIO DE NADA). The film has deservedly won him and his cast a slate of awards at the recent and Málaga Film Festival (Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Critics’ Award) and Goya Awards (Best New Director, Best New Actor) among others, proving it an unforgettable, un-missable coming-of-age journey. Guzmán will visit Sydney and Melbourne for the festival opening nights and special Q&A events.

The diverse and entertaining lineup is now on sale and contains more award-winners, lots of laughs, dramatic features, thrillers and documentaries. The program of 32 films and a session of shorts will screen exclusively at Palace Cinemas nationally.

The Spanish Film Festival welcomes Brisbane audiences from Tuesday 19 April to Sunday 8 May at Palace Barracks and Palace Centro cinemas.

Neil Cocking, Jam Partridge, Jennifer Gould and Des Partridge

Neil Cocking, Jam Partridge, Jennifer Gould and Des Partridge

Sarah Ward, John Edmond and Dave Crewe

Sarah Ward, John Edmond and Dave Crewe

Wolfgang Krewzer, Marianne Prell, Silvana Geraldino, Rosa Hirakata, Patricia Blanco, Claudina Rodriguez and Chris Burwell from 4AB FM

Wolfgang Krewzer, Marianne Prell, Silvana Geraldino, Rosa Hirakata, Patricia Blanco, Claudina Rodriguez and Chris Burwell from 4AB FM

Jesus Bergas and Jack Treby

Jesus Bergas and Jack Treby

Anne Patton, Rebecca Chorfadi and David Carter

Anne Patton, Rebecca Chorfadi and David Carter

Rochelle Keegel and Kenneth Lo

Rochelle Keegel and Kenneth Lo

Debra Young and Jason Leuzzi

Debra Young and Jason Leuzzi

Photography: Mirre Jennings Hush Hush Biz

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