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Amama: When A Tree Falls Amama: When A Tree Falls
Amama: When A Tree Falls and Embrace Of The Serpent
Amama: When A Tree Falls (Country: Spain; Year: 2015; Director: Asier Altuna; Writer: Asier Altuna; Stars: Iraia Elias, Kandido Uranga, Manu Uranga, Nagore Aranburu, Ander Lipus, Amparo Badiola, Klara Badiola)
A family tale of conflict between the urban and rural worlds, past and present, parents and children.
UK premiere.
Carmina y Amén (Country: Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Paco León; Writer: Paco León; Stars: María León, Manolo Solo, Yolanda Ramos, Carmina Barrios, Mari Paz Sayago, Estefanía Santos de los, Paco Casaus, Teresa Casanova, Joserra Leza, Paqui Montoya, Assane Dath, Julio Fraga, Alejandro León, Juanfra Romero, Marina León)
When a woman's husband dies, she persuades her daughter not to register the death immediately because he has a pay packet pending.
Carmin Tropical (Country: Mexico; Year: 2014; Director: Rigoberto Perezcano; Writer: Rigoberto Perezcano; Stars: Luis Alberti, Juan Carlos Medellín, José Pescina)
A trans woman returns to her hometown to investigate the murder of her oldest friend.
The Clan (El Clan) (Country: Argentina, Spain; Year: 2015; Director: Pablo Trapero; Writer: Julian Loyola, Esteban Student, Pablo Trapero; Stars: Guillermo Francella, Peter Lanzani, Lili Popovich, Antonia Bengoechea, Franco Masini, Gastón Cocchiarale, Stefanía Koessl, Giselle Motta)
The true story of the Puccio Clan. A family who kidnapped and killed people in the 80s.
Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (Country: Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina; Year: 2015; Director: Ciro Guerra; Writer: Ciro Guerra, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal; Stars: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Brionne Davis, Yauenkü Miguee, Nicolás Cancino, Luigi Sciamanna)
The story of the relationship between an Amazonian shaman and two scientists who, decades apart, search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
Ixcanul Ixcanul
Ixcanul and To Kill A Man
From Afar (Desde allá) (Country: Venezuela; Year: 2015; Director: Lorenzo Vigas; Writer: Guillermo Arriaga, Lorenzo Vigas, Lorenzo Vigas, Lorenzo Vigas; Stars: Alfredo Castro, Luis Silva, Jericó Montilla, Catherina Cardozo, Jorge Luis Bosque, Greymer Acosta, Auffer Camacho, Ivan Peña, Joretsis Ibarra, Yeimar Peralta, Scarlett Jaimes, Ernesto Campos, Marcos Moreno, Armando Volcanes, Jesús Las Rosas)
Armando, aged 50, looks for young men in the streets of Caracas and pays them to come back to his house with him. He also regularly spies on an older man with whom he seems to have ties from the past. One day he meets Elder, aged 17, leader of a small band of thugs...
Gabor (Country: Spain, Bolivia; Year: 2013; Director: Sebastián Alfie; Writer: Sebastián Alfie, Pedro Loeb, Albert Solé; Stars: Juan Carlos Aduviri, Sebastián Alfie, Gabor Bene, Freddy Delgado, Gigio Diaz, Pilar Groux, Mario Montero, Illia Torralba, Alicia Waza)
The story of a friendship between Sebas and Gabor, a young filmmaker and a blind cinematographer.
Ixcanul (Ixcanul Volcano) (Country: France, Guatemala; Year: 2015; Director: Jayro Bustamante; Writer: Jayro Bustamante; Stars: María Mercedes Croy, María Telón, Manuel Manuel Antún, Justo Lorenzo, Marvin Coroy)
Story of a teenage girl living in the foothills of a volcano, who faces an arranged marriage but is won over by the charms of a plantation worker.
Juntos Y Revueltos: El Mejunje De Silverio (Country: Spain, Cuba; Year: 2014; Director: Nicolás Muñoz; Writer: Nicolás Muñoz)
Documentary about a Cuban cultural centre that is a home to rock and roll and a meeting place for the LGBT community.
UK premiere.
L'adopcio (Adoption) (Country: Lithuania, Spain; Year: 2015; Director: Daniela Féjerman; Writer: Alejo Flah, Daniela Féjerman; Stars: Nora Navas, Francesc Garrido, Larisa Kalpokaite, Jordi Banacolocha, Sarunas Puidokas, Jurij Scuckij)
A Spanish couple's dream of adoption in eastern Europe turn into a nightmare.
UK premiere.
Carmin Tropical Carmin Tropical
Carmin Tropical and Gabor
Magallanes (Country: Peru; Year: 2014; Director: Salvador del Solar)
When a taxi driver picks up a fare who turns out to be a woman from his past, he sees an opportunity for redemption.
The Mansion Of Madness (House Of Madness) (Country: Mexico; Year: 1973; Director: Juan López Moctezuma; Writer: Carlos Illescas, Juan López Moctezuma, Edgar Allan Poe, Gabriel Weiss; Stars: Claudio Brook, Arthur Hansel, Ellen Sherman, Martin LaSalle, David Silva, Mónica Serna, Max Kerlow, Susana Kamini, Pancho Córdova, Roberto Dumont, Henry West, Jorge Bekris, René Alís, Mario Castillón Bracho, Oscar Saro)
Gothic black comedy sees inmates take over an asylum.
Marsella (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2014; Director: Belén Macías; Writer: Verónica Fernández, Aitor Gabilondo, Belén Macías; Stars: María León, Goya Toledo, Noa Fontanals, Eduard Fernández, Àlex Monner, Óscar Zafra, Ruth Gabriel, Blanca Apilánez, Manuel Morón, Ledicia Sola, Rachel Lascar, Sara Gamalero, Eric Bonicatto, Juan Blanco, Miko Jarry)
Two mums fighting over custody of a little girl find themselves on a road trip.
My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) (Country: Spain; Year: 2015; Director: Álex de la Iglesia; Writer: Álex de la Iglesia, Jorge Guerricaechevarría; Stars: Raphael, Mario Casas, Pepón Nieto, Blanca Suárez, Hugo Silva, Carmen Machi, Luis Callejo, Carlos Areces, Enrique Villén, Santiago Segura, Jaime Ordóñez, Tomás Pozzi, Carolina Bang, Ana Polvorosa, Luis Fernández)
The taping of a New Year's show descends into farce.
UK premiere.
To Kill A Man (Matar Un Hombre) (Country: Chile, France; Year: 2014; Director: Alejandro Fernandez Almendras; Writer: Alejandro Fernandez Almendras; Stars: Daniel Candia, Daniel Antivilo, Alejandra Yañez, Ariel Mateluna)
A man is pushed to the limit by a thug who badly injures his son.
The Clan The Clan
The Clan and Carmina y Amén
Tres instantes de un Grito (Three instances, one shout) (Country: Chile; Year: 2013; Director: Cecilia Barriga; Writer: Cecilia Barriga)
Documentary looking at global demonstrations by citizens outraged with government.

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