Optical Illusions will screen at the festival Optical Illusions will screen at the festival

This celebration of Spanish and Latin American film turns 17 in 2011. In conjunction with this year's festival there will be an exhibition - Biografias - from leading Colombian artist Oscar Muñoz. The festival runs at Manchester's Cornerhouse Cinema from March 5 to 27.

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Elisa K
Elisa K
The effect of childhood abuse on a young girl, both at the time and in later life.
Fat People
Fat People
Ensemble comedy drama, in which a slimming class self-help group find that weight is the least of their problems.
The Colours Of The Mountain
The Colours Of The Mountain
A boy and his pals in a mountainside village find their lives under the threat of conflict.
Tear This Heart Out
Tear This Heart Out
Passionate melodrama set against the backdrop of post-Revolution Mexco.
Optical Illusions
Optical Illusions
The lives of a group of Chileans interconnect with absurdly comic consequences.
Sins Of My Father
Sins Of My Father
The story of Pablo Escobar - as recounted by his son and widow.
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