The Moro Spanish Film festival organised by Palace comes back this year with a program packed with flicks for all audiences. 34 films will be screened celebrating the Spanish language with two key sections: New Spanish Cinema and Cine Latino.
The festival kicks off on the 15 of April and will travel nationally to Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Byron Bay.
These are the five films, we think you shouldn’t miss from this year's program:
The inaugural film of the festival. This film with Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas is about a wealthy businessman who hires a famous filmmaker to help make a smash hit film. A comedy from Argentinian duplet Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat where they explore how putting art to compete is an atrocity. The film was part of the San Sebastian Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival official selection and was well received by the audience and critics. A special event is scheduled for the opening night of this festival with food, drinks and live entertainment.
A powerful collection of testimonials of Spanish-speaking migrants who arrived in Victoria between the 1960s and 1980s, telling their stories of strength and resilience and their contribution to modern Australian society. Directed by Colombian-Australian Film director Diana Páez, this documentary, will take you into a journey of what it was to be an immigrant back in the 60’s and 80’s and what has changed since then. The screening of the film will be followed by a special Q&A session with the director in Melbourne and Perth. BUY TICKETS HERE
The story is about the father of Colombian writer Hector Abad Faciolince. A university professor who promoted tolerance and human rights in his country. Is a moving film based on a book with the same title. Directed by Fernando Trueba. It was selected to be shown at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival and it was selected as the Colombian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards. It is a sample of violence related events to political Colombia's social life during the last three decades.
The film follows a Spanish teacher and her student whose online connection takes on far more importance than either could have anticipated. For his 45th birthday, wealthy Californian Adam (Duplass) receives a surprise gift from his choreographer partner: 100 weekly Spanish lessons with Cariño (Morales), a vivacious expat who teaches virtually from her home in Costa Rica. Directed by actress Natalie Morales (park and recreation) and written in collaboration with Mark Duplass. This film that premiered at the Berlin Film Festival is an exploration of friendship and connection.
Three men and a woman, all of them dentists, travel to the Mayan Riviera to assist to a congress. Each of them is running from their own painful story. So, when they escape to a small nearby paradise island where they can party with privacy, the harmony between the four breaks into a journey jealousy and destruction. Directed by Carlos Cuarón (Alfonso Cuarón brother) writer of the popular film 'Y Tu Mama También', this film is a dramedy reflecting on the relationships between collages and the roll of ego within friendship.
If you love Spanish and Latino cinema, this is your chance to watch some of the amazing films that have been produced in the recent years, a great opportunity to get together with your friends and celebrate Hispanic culture.