Viva 2014
The Golden Dream The Golden Dream
The Golden Dream and Witching And Bitching
Bad Hair (Pelo Malo) (Country: Venezuela; Year: 2013; Director: Mariana Rondón; Writer: Mariana Rondón; Stars: Beto Benites, Samantha Castillo, Nelly Ramos, María Emilia Sulbarán)
Junior is a 9 year-old with "bad hair". His efforts to smooth it down for the school picture incur the wrath of his mother Marta. His grandfather suggests that the boy stay with him on a permanent basis. He doesn't care if he's effeminate; he only wants to secure someone to look after him in his old age. Marta refuses and sets out to "re-educate" her son. Junior wants to live with his mother and for her to love him.
Barefoot And In The Kitchen (Con la pata quebrada) (Country: Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Diego Galán; Writer: Diego Galán; Stars: Carlos Hipólito)
The evolution of how women have been represented in Spanish cinema, from the 1930s to the present day.
UK premiere
Bertsolari (Country: Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Asier Altuna; Writer: Asier Altuna; Stars: Andoni Egaña, Maialen Lujanbio)
A documentary about the art of improvised rhyming verse sung in the Basque tongue.
Blank Canvas (24 cines por segundo: Sábanas blancas) (Country: Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Mariela Artiles; Writer: Gorka Cornejo, Luís Macías; Stars: Jaume Balagueró, Álex de la Iglesia, Joaquín Fuentes, Enrique González Macho, Juan Antonio Pérez Millán, Pedro Pérez, Carlos Saura, Juan Carlos Tous, Nacho Vigalondo)
Documentary on the fragile state of Spain's film industry.
UK premiere
Born Naked (MLB) (Country: Spain, Germany, UK; Year: 2012; Director: Andrea Esteban; Writer: Paula Alamillo, Andrea Esteban, Clara T. Lopez, Clara López, Eloísa Muñoz)
Documentary examining questions of gender, sexuality and identity for young lesbians in three of the most vibrant European cities: Madrid, London and Berlin.
The Delinquents The Delinquents
The Delinquents and Bertsolari
Chasing Fireflies (Cazando luciérnagas) (Country: Colombia; Year: 2012; Director: Roberto Flores Prieto; Writer: Roberto Flores Prieto, Carlos Franco; Stars: Valentina Abril, Marlon Moreno)
In charge of an abandoned salt mine on a remote Caribbean coast, the introverted Manrique seems content to live in almost complete isolation. But his solitary routine is broken by the appearance of a friendly dog.
UK premiere
The Cleaner (El Limpiador) (Country: Peru; Year: 2012; Director: Adrian Saba; Writer: Adrian Saba; Stars: Víctor Prada)
A crime-scene cleaner takes charge of a child orphaned during an epidemic breakout in Lima.
Days Of Vinyl (Días de vinilo, Vinyl Days) (Country: Argentina, Colombia; Year: 2012; Director: Gabriel Nesci; Writer: Gabriel Nesci; Stars: Gastón Pauls, Fernán Mirás, Ignacio Toselli, Rafael Spregelburd, Inés Efron, Emilia Attías, Akemi Nakamura, Carolina Pelleritti, Maricel Álvarez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Santiago Caamaño, Gonzalo Urtizberéa)
Four friends consider their lives as one of them prepares to get married.
UK premiere
The Delinquents (Los Golfos) (Country: Spain; Year: 1960; Director: Carlos Saura; Writer: Mario Camus, Mario Camus, Carlos Saura, Carlos Saura, Daniel Sueiro, Daniel Sueiro; Stars: Manuel Zarzo, Luis Marín, Óscar Cruz, Juanjo Losada, María Mayer, Ramón Rubio, Rafael Vargas, Francisco Bernal, Ángel Calero, Ángel Celdrán, Adelardo Díaz Caneja, Juan Antonio Elices, Lola García, Teresa Gisbert, Milagros Guijarro)
A gang of juvenile delinquents pool their resources to pay for one of their number to be put on the bill of a bull-fighting contest.
The Fantastic World Of Juan Orol (El Fantástico mundo de Juan Orol) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2012; Director: Sebastian del Amo; Writer: Sebastian del Amo, Sebastian del Amo, Raul Espinosa Fernández, Rabdul Fez; Stars: Roberto Sosa, Juan Manuel Bernal, Juan Carlos Bonet, Alfonso Borbolla, Julio Bracho, Karin Burnett, Rodrigo Cachero, Rodrigo Corea, Roger Cudney, Gabriela de la Garza, Alberto Estrella, Mauricio Galaz, Ximena Gonzalez-Rubio, Ariadna Perez Mijares, Yolanda Montes)
This biopic follows Mexican B-movie master Juan Orol, ‘the Involuntary Surrealist’ whose films were so shoddy, improvised and vulgar that they were unmissable.
UK premiere
Barefoot And In The Kitchen Barefoot And In The Kitchen
Barefoot And In The Kitchen and Born Naked (MLB)
The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2013; Director: Diego Quemada-Diez; Writer: Diego Quemada-Diez, Lucia Carreras, Gibrán Portela; Stars: Carlos Chajon, Rodolfo Domínguez, Brandon López, Karen Martínez)
A group of Guatemalan teenagers tries to make it to the US.
The Grand Disillusion (La Gran desilusión) (Country: Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Pedro González Kuhn; Writer: Pedro González Kuhn; Stars: Angel Manuel Férnandez Corral)
On September 1, 2012 the Spanish VAT rate on cultural items rocketed from 8 per cent to 21 per cent, the highest in Europe, with devastating effects for many workers in the sector.
Hawaii (Country: Argentina; Year: 2013; Director: Marco Berger; Writer: Marco Berger; Stars: Manuel Vignau, Mateo Chiarino)
Two former childhood friends are reunited and gradually realise that they have romantic feelings for each other.
UK premiere
Iguana Stew (Ni un hombre más) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2012; Director: Martín Salinas; Writer: Martín Salinas; Stars: Valeria Bertuccelli, Martín Piroyansky, Luis Ziembrowski, Mariela Vitale, Juan Minujín, Germán de Silva, Vanessa Weinberg, Patricia Camponovo, Victor Gomez, Iván Moschner)
Black comedy about a man whose life running a guest house is disrupted by some unexpected visitors.
UK premiere
Inside Love (Presentimientos) (Country: Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Santiago Tabernero; Writer: Eduardo Noriega, Clara Sánchez, Santiago Tabernero; Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Marta Etura, Jack Taylor, Irene Escolar, Alfonso Bassave, Silvia Tortosa, Alex Spijksma, Pepa Charro, Gloria Muñoz, Francisco Conde, Lourdes Hernández, Jorge Roldan, Pep Noguera, Diego Martínez Del Mar, David Ferraro Jericoh)
A young couple escape to the Costa Blanca to work through a crisis in their relationship.
Days Of Vinyl Days Of Vinyl
Days Of Vinyl and Tasting Menu
I Thought It Was A Party (Pensé que iba a haber fiesta) (Country: Argentina, Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Victoria Galardi; Writer: Victoria Galardi; Stars: Valeria Bertuccelli, Elena Anaya, Fernán Mirás, Esteban Bigliardi, Esteban Lamothe, Abigail Cohen)
The tale of Ana, a woman who has a love affair with her best friend's ex-husband. A film about the search for love, friendship, loneliness, fear, guilt, the world of women...
UK premiere
The Last Days (Los últimos días) (Country: Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Àlex Pastor, David Pastor; Writer: Àlex Pastor and David Pastor; Stars: Quim Guttierez, Jose Coronado, Marta Etura, Leticia Dolera)
A couple of months after an epidemic has rendered most of the world's population agoraphobic, and scared to actual death if they go outside, Marc heads underground to make his way across Barcelona in search of his girlfriend.
The Last Match (Country: Spain, Cuba; Year: 2013; Director: Antonio Hens; Writer: Abel González Melo, Antonio Hens; Stars: Milton García, Reinier Díaz, Luís Alberto Garcia, Mirta Ibarra)
Two amateur footballers fall passionately in love and struggle to stay together in a hostile society.
UK premiere
Mar Del Plata (Country: Argentina; Year: 2012; Director: Sebastián Dietsch, Ionathan Klajman; Writer: Ionathan Klajman; Stars: Pablo Caramelo, Lorena Damonte, Cecilia Echague, Daniela Nirenberg, Pablo G. Pérez, Gabriel Zayat)
Comedy sees a pair of old friends decide to get away from it all... but an encounter with an ex-girlfriend sparks trouble.
UK premiere
No Autumn, No Spring (Sin otoño, sin primavera) (Country: Ecuador, Colombia, France; Year: 2012; Director: Iván Mora Manzano; Writer: Iván Mora Manzano; Stars: Enzo Macchiavello, Andres Troya Holst, Paola Baldion, Alejandro Fajardo, Lucía Moscoso, Andrea Espinoza, Nathalie Vergara, Andrés Crespo, Victor Arauz, Andrea Espinoza, Paulina Obrist, Angela Peñaherrera, Monserrat Serra)
Portrait of Guayaquil’s erratic, disenchanted middle-class youth.
The Last Days The Last Days
The Last Days and The Cleaner
The Passion of Michelangelo (La pasión de Michelangelo) (Country: Chile, France, Argentina; Year: 2013; Director: Esteban Larraín; Stars: Sebastián Ayala, Claudia Celedón, Patricio Contreras, Roberto Farías, Catalina Saavedra, Alejandro Sieveking)
Political drama set during the Pinochet years.
UK premiere
Rolling Family (Familia rodante) (Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, UK; Year: 2004; Director: Pablo Trapero; Writer: Pablo Trapero; Stars: Graciana Chironi, Nicolás López, Liliana Capurro, Ruth Dobel, Marianela Pedano, Bernardo Forteza, Elías Viñoles, Carlos Resta, Laura Glave, Sol Ocampo, Leila Gomez, Federico Esquerro)
Eight-four-year-old Emilia’s been invited to her niece’s wedding. So she convinces the 12 members of her family to come along – travelling thousands of miles across Argentina, crammed in a decrepit camper van.
Tasting Menu (Menú degustació) (Country: Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Roger Gual; Writer: Javier Calvo, Roger Gual; Stars: Cornet, Claudia Bassols, Vicenta Ndongo, Andrew Tarbet, Fionnula Flanagan, Stephen Rea, Marta Torné, Togo Igawa, Akihiko Serikawa)
On closing night of an acclaimed restaurant, the lives of the final set of guests intertwine as the courses are served.
UK premiere
Temporary (Temporal) (Country: Spain; Year: 2013; Director: José Luis López González; Writer: Andrés Arias, Pablo Caballero; Stars: Luis Callejo, Rocío Calvo, Maggie Civantos, Mar del Corral, Celia de Molina, Natalia de Molina, Rubén Frías, Javier Laorden, Adrián Lastra, Leiva, Juan López-Tagle, Nuria Mencía, Limara Meneses, Luis Moreno, Melanie Olivares)
Black humour pervades this day in the life of the unemployed, underemployed, and unhappy employees of a Madrid temping agency.
UK premiere
Witching And Bitching (Las Brujas De Zugarramurdi) (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2013; Director: Álex de la Iglesia; Writer: Jorge Guerricaechevarría, Álex de la Iglesia; Stars: Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, Carmen Maura, Gabriel Delgado, Carlos Areces, Carolina Bang, Macarena Gómez, Pepón Nieto, Secun de la Rosa, María Barranco, Jaime Ordóñez, Enrique Villén, Terele Pávez, Beatriz Urzáiz, Julián Valcárcel-Carbonell)
When three men go on the run after a heist goes bad, they run into a coven of witches.

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