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Celebrating the best in Latin American and Spanish film, the 14th Viva Film Festival runs, at the Cornerhouse in Manchester from March 6 to 16, and 20 of the films will also screen at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin from March 20-30 (see www.irishfilm.ie), and will then tour the UK. Click here for a full list of venues and dates.
This year again features a fantastic line up of fiction and documentary films, including Sundance Special Jury Prize winner Blue Eyelids, pictured right. As well as featuring the best new Spanish language films, the programme includes retrospectives, this year including a tribute to director Fernando Fernan Gomez, who died last November, and a retrospective of films produced by Lita Stantic.
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Viva Latest Reviews
A man tries to build a public loo to cash in on a Papal visit.
A news crew get trapped in an apartment block with a deadly virus and something else...
A self-centered trumpeter finds redemption in an unexpected place.
An emotionally disconnected teenager finds himself forming relationships after becoming stranded in Madrid.
An artist who joins a commune tries to uncover her past lives to end a cycle of violence.
A pair of lonely people come together in offbeat romance.
Residents of an affluent Mexican city enclave seek vigilante justice.
Dystopian fairytale about a 'city without a voice'.
Moggy hunting and romance on the rooftops of Barcelona.
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