Thursday's opening night screening of BLANCANIEVES is now sold out on Fandango, but there may be tickets available for sale at the door the night of the show on a first come, first served basis.
Join us for our 18th annual showcase of the wildest, sexiest new films from Spain - on the big screen at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Those who have been following Recent Spanish Cinema since its inception discovered a young Javier Bardem, the charms of Penélope Cruz and the pleasures of filmmakers Bigas Luna, Alejandro Amenábar, Iciar Bollaín and Alex de la Iglesia, to name a few of the talents introduced by the series. You'll catch films plucked hot off the festival circuit, filmmakers and actors in person and a mix of work from Spain's most exciting new and established artists.
Included in this year's lineup are Spain's official 2013 Best Foreign-Language Oscar entry BLANCANIEVES, Pablo Berger's wildly imaginative reinvention of the Snow White tale starring Maribel Verdu; the 2012 Goya Best Film winner NO REST FOR THE WICKED, a searing neo-noir from director Enrique Urbizu, starring Jose Coronado; and Alberto Rodriguez's crime drama UNIT 7 and Fernando Gonzalez Molina's coming-of-age drama and romance I WANT YOU (the sequel to THREE STEPS ABOVE HEAVEN, a selection from last year's Recent Spanish Cinema), both starring Spanish star Mario Casas. Also included are stunning animated feature WRINKLES, based on Paco Roca’s comic of the same title, with director Ignacio Ferreras in person; THE WILD ONES, an elegant triptych of coming-of-age tales and winner of four awards at the Malaga Spanish Film Festival, with director Patricia Ferreira in person; and 2011’s much-lauded, multiple-Goya winner THE SLEEPING VOICE, starring Maria Leon, Inma Cuesta, with director Benito Zambrano and actor Marc Clotet in person.
Additionally, the winning entry of the New Filmmakers from Spain short film contest, "Wings," will screen before the opening night film. On the three following double feature nights, a different animated short film will be shown before the second features. The three animated shorts, "Grand Prix," "O Xigante" and "Bendito Machine 4" have been selected by Andrew Crane, from a pool of films selected by DIBOOS, the Spanish Federation of Animation Producers' Associations. These projects are an authentic representation of the quality, talent and diversity in animation techniques found in Spain today.
Series compiled by Gwen Deglise. Program notes by Beth Hanna and Barbara Lerenard.
See the promo spot here!