The UK's biggest annual celebration of Spanish and Latin American culture is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with 21 new films from Spain and Spanish-speaking Latin America, including nine UK premières. Directors Koldo Almandoz, Sergi Portabella, Andrea Jaurrieta and Anahí Berneri are participating in audience Q&A sessions.

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Birds Of Passage
Birds Of Passage
Story of a family who become involved with the drugs trade.
Miriam Lies
Miriam Lies
Shy girl Miriam is waiting to celebrate her 15th birthday and she wants to invite her guy. So far they’ve only chatted online, and the anticipated blind date only complicates things.
Jean-François And The Meaning Of Life
Jean-François And The Meaning Of Life
A 12-year-old existentialist kid runs away from home to meet his favourite philosopher, Albert Camus, not knowing he has been dead for 50 years. On his way he finds love and rejection for the first time in his life.
Ana De Día
Ana De Día
The appearance of a double who starts living her life and fulfilling all of her obligations allows a frustrated woman to adopt total anonymity for the very first time and escape the tight regulations that have constrained her life.
Yuli
Yuli
The true story of Carlos Acosta, a black Cuban dancer who rose from an impoverished childhood to find international acclaim as a ballet dancer with London's Royal Ballet.
Rojo
Rojo
Violence is sparked on the eve of Argentina's dictatorship.
Retablo
Retablo
A teenage boy finds his world turned upside down when he learns a secret about his beloved father.
The Silence Of Others
The Silence Of Others
The struggle against the amnesty law in Spain for those who committed atrocities under the rule of General Franco.
The Angel
The Angel
The story of a real life teenage serial killer in Argentina.
Alanis
Alanis
An evicted sex worker attempts to get back on her feet with her young son.
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Viva Features

You only live twice
Andrea Jaurrieta on doubles, performance and reinventing the self in Ana De Día
Life in movement
Icíar Bollaín and Paul Laverty on bringing Carlos Acosta's biopic Yuli to the screen
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