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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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.
The Day Of The Beast
The Day Of The Beast
A Basque priest discovers that the Antichrist is due to be born in Madrid on Christmas Day and sets out to avert the apocalypse with the help of a heavy metal fan and a television psychic.
Plácido
Plácido
A town's charity initiative to 'sit a poor man at your table' for Christmas dinner continually thwarts one man's efforts to protect his livelihood.
The Executioner
The Executioner
A newly-married man must follow his father-in-law into the profession of State executioner in order to keep the family apartment, but he doesn't have the temperament for the job.

Viva Features

Life in movement
Icíar Bollaín and Paul Laverty on bringing Carlos Acosta's biopic Yuli to the screen
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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