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Now in its 15th year, the Viva Spanish and Latin American Film Festival celebrates the best of the current crop of Spanish language films. This year's selection ranges from Andalucian sci-fi to Cuban Comedy and Catalan documentary.
The festival kicks off at Manchester's Cornerhouse on March 6, with Argentinian film Empty Nest (El Nido Vacio), and for those who want to get a flavour of what to expect there will be a one-hour overview introductory presentation - Spanish Cinema Now - at 6pm on March 2.
Selected highlights from the festival will tour venues across the UK and Ireland including Dartington, Nottingham, Cardiff, Chichester, Clwyd, Edinburgh, Inverness, Northampton, Dublin, Sheffield, Newcastle, Bristol and Derby, for more details visit www.independentcinemaoffice.org.uk/viva2009.
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The possibility of a share of an inherited fortune causes ructions in a small Cuban town.
Documentary about a radio show produced by patients at a Buenos Aires psychiatric hospital.
Is love stronger than duty in the heartland of Mexico's rebel community?
Communication breakdown and teenage bullying in a privileged Spanish day school.
A town's church virgin begins granting favours... but people should be careful what they wish for.
A family face a serial killer... and the apocalypse.
Node Runner - if they catch you you're through!
Siblings are terrified by tortured ghosts and a brain dead father's legacy in Argentina.
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