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The UK's biggest annual celebration of Spanish and Latin American culture is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with 21 new films from Spain and Spanish-speaking Latin America, including nine UK premières. Directors Koldo Almandoz, Sergi Portabella, Andrea Jaurrieta and Anahí Berneri are participating in audience Q&A sessions.
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Shy girl Miriam is waiting to celebrate her 15th birthday and she wants to invite her guy. So far they’ve only chatted online, and the anticipated blind date only complicates things.
A 12-year-old existentialist kid runs away from home to meet his favourite philosopher, Albert Camus, not knowing he has been dead for 50 years. On his way he finds love and rejection for the first time in his life.
The appearance of a double who starts living her life and fulfilling all of her obligations allows a frustrated woman to adopt total anonymity for the very first time and escape the tight regulations that have constrained her life.
The true story of Carlos Acosta, a black Cuban dancer who rose from an impoverished childhood to find international acclaim as a ballet dancer with London's Royal Ballet.
Violence is sparked on the eve of Argentina's dictatorship.
A teenage boy finds his world turned upside down when he learns a secret about his beloved father.
The struggle against the amnesty law in Spain for those who committed atrocities under the rule of General Franco.
The story of a real life teenage serial killer in Argentina.
An evicted sex worker attempts to get back on her feet with her young son.
A Basque priest discovers that the Antichrist is due to be born in Madrid on Christmas Day and sets out to avert the apocalypse with the help of a heavy metal fan and a television psychic.
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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