Just Walking opens this year's Viva festival Just Walking opens this year's Viva festival

Now in its 16th year, the Viva Spanish and Latin American Film Festival celebrates the best of the current crop of Spanish language films.

The festival kicks off at Manchester's Cornerhouse on March 6, with Solo Quiero Caminar (Just Walking).

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 the Independent Cinema Office.

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Viva Latest Reviews

Little Indi
Little Indi
Living on the outskirts of Barcelona, Arnau raises a menagerie of songbirds and tries to accumulate the funds to hire a lawyer for his imprisoned mother.
Plan B
Plan B
When a man is dumped by his girlfriend, he determines to win her back... even if he has to get her new man out of the way.
The Shame
The Shame
A couple on the brink of adoption, find themselves in crisis.
The Milk Of Sorrow
The Milk Of Sorrow
Examination of Peru's dark history refracted through the story of a woman struck with an illness from her mother's breast milk.
Lion's Den
Lion's Den
Waking covered in blood in an apartment where one man is dead and another badly injured, with little memory and no alibi, a pregnant woman must learn to deal with imprisonment.
A store security guard becomes obssessed with a cleaner.
Just Walking
Just Walking
An ex-con plans to get her own back on her thug of a husband by ripping him off.

Viva Features

Behind the Milk Of Sorrow
Claudia Llosa talks about Peru's history and the themes in her magic realist Golden Bear winning film.

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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