Now in its 13th year, ¡Viva! celebrates the best in Spanish and Latin American cinema. This years programme is packed with great films including Fabián Bielinsky's final movie, the noir thriller The Aura and Hitchcockian thriller The Uncertain Guest. This year the festival has also teamed up with Soda Pictures to release a selection of the films - past and present on DVD. The festival runs at Manchester Cornerhouse cinema from March 15 to 25, before touring the country.

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Azuloscurocasinegro
Azuloscurocasinegro
Coming-of-age drama about a janitor striving to turn his dreams into reality.
Un Franco, 14 Pesetas
Un Franco, 14 Pesetas
Gentle comedy drama - a love song to migrant workers everywhere.
Salvador (Puig Antich)
Salvador (Puig Antich)
Biopic of a Catalan anarchist.
En La Cama
En La Cama
A couple's one night stand in a motel room.
The Backwoods
The Backwoods
A British couple's Spanish holiday turns to horror after a disturbing discovery on a hunting trip.
El Violin
El Violin
An old violinist tries to help his son's guerrilla faction.
Exterminating Angel
Exterminating Angel
The dinner party from hell.
Buenos Aires, 1977
Buenos Aires, 1977
A goalkeeper kidnapped and tortured by the Argentinian secret police becomes determined to escape.
Madeinusa
Madeinusa
The festival of the Little Virgins in a Peruvian village offers one teenager an escape route.
The Uncertain Guest
The Uncertain Guest
A man in an isolated house admits a stranger, then doesn't know whether or not he's gone.
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