1135 Spanish Film Festival 2017

CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF THE SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL!

The Spanish Film Festival returns to Cinema Paradiso from Thursday 27 April to Wednesday 17 May with a specially selected program of films and events celebrating all things Spanish to mark its 20th edition.

The festival will kick off with the sexy and daring Spanish box office hit KIKI, LOVE TO LOVE (KIKI, EL AMOR SE HACE). The third film from director Paco León, this hilarious and complex comedy explores love, sex and marriage through five interwoven stories taking place over a long hot summer in Madrid. With León’s work drawing parallels from critics to that of acclaimed Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar – this is a colourful and fun opening night film will be followed by a party, catering and dancing in each city. View the trailer

The festival will also feature the Australian premiere of SUMMER 1993, the breakout critical discovery of the recent 2017 Berlinale, where it was named Best First Feature, along with a special event screening of THE QUEEN OF SPAIN, the lavish sequel to  The Girl of Your Dreams (1998) starring Penelope Cruz.

The festival will close with THE TRIP TO SPAIN, the third chapter of THE TRIP, which sees funnymen Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon continue with semi-fictional, spouse-free raconteurial ramblings and a tour of some of the best restaurant in Spain for the UK's Observer.

This year, we are also delighted to present two schools screenings - OZZY and ZIP & ZAP AND THE CAPTAIN'S ISLAND. For further information on school bookings email groupbookings@lunapalace.com.au

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Cinema Paradiso - session times

Thu 27 Apr - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SFF: KIKI, LOVE TO LOVE  (18+) 1 hr 57 mins
6:30PM  SFF: KIKI, LOVE TO LOVE  (18+) 1 hr 57 mins
Fri 28 Apr - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SFF: THE FURY OF A PATIENT MAN  (MA) 1 hr 46 mins
8:40PM  SFF: MAY GOD SAVE US  (18+) 2 hrs 22 mins
Sat 29 Apr - Cinema Paradiso    
12:00PM  SFF: ZIP & ZAP AND THE CAPTAIN'S ISLAND  (G) 2 hrs
2:20PM  SFF: THE EXILE  (18+) 1 hr 45 mins
4:30PM  SFF: THE ONE-EYED KING  (18+) 1 hr 41 mins
6:30PM  SFF: 1898, OUR LAST MEN IN PHILIPPINES  (18+) 2 hrs 10 mins
9:00PM  SFF: SMOKE & MIRRORS  (18+) 2 hrs 15 mins
Sun 30 Apr - Cinema Paradiso    
2:15PM  SFF: BOSCH, THE GARDEN OF DREAMS  (15+) 1 hr 39 mins
4:15PM  SFF: KIKI, LOVE TO LOVE  (18+) 1 hr 57 mins
6:30PM  SFF: SUMMER 1993  (CTC) 1 hr 53 mins
8:40PM  SFF: JOTA: BEYOND FLOAMENCO  (18+) 1 hr 45 mins
Mon 1 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SFF: THE DISTIGUISHED CITIZEN  (18+) 2 hrs 12 mins
9:00PM  SFF: THE BAR  (18+) 2 hrs
Tue 2 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SFF: AT YOUR DOORSTEP  (18+) 1 hr 48 mins
8:40PM  SFF: THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG  (18+) 1 hr 50 mins
Wed 3 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SFF: TO STEAL FROM A THIEF  (18+) 1 hr 51 mins
8:40PM  SFF: MAY GOD SAVE US  (18+) 2 hrs 22 mins
Thu 4 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:00PM  SFF: SASHA + SLEEPOVER  (15+) 1 hr 35 mins
8:00PM  SFF: THE QUEEN OF SPAIN  (18+) 2 hrs 23 mins
Fri 5 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SFF: ESCAPE PLAN  (18+) 2 hrs
8:50PM  SFF: BOY MISSING  (18+) 2 hrs 5 mins
Sat 6 May - Cinema Paradiso    
12:15PM  SFF: OZZY  (G) 1 hr 45 mins
2:15PM  SFF: A STROKE OF LUCK  (18+) 1 hr 46 mins
4:20PM  SFF: 13, MIGUEL POVEDA  (18+) 1 hr 47 mins
6:30PM  SFF: KIKI, LOVE TO LOVE  (18+) 1 hr 57 mins
8:45PM  SFF: WE NEED TO TALK  (15+) 1 hr 46 mins
Sun 7 May - Cinema Paradiso    
1:50PM  SFF: 1898, OUR LAST MEN IN PHILIPPINES  (18+) 2 hrs 10 mins
4:20PM  SFF: THE FURY OF A PATIENT MAN  (MA) 1 hr 46 mins
6:30PM  SFF: SMOKE & MIRRORS  (18+) 2 hrs 15 mins
9:00PM  SFF: OUT OF DARKNESS  (18+) 1 hr 43 mins
Mon 8 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SFF: THE RECONQUEST  (15+) 2 hrs 3 mins
8:50PM  SFF: UNCERTAIN GLORY  (18+) 2 hrs 11 mins
Tue 9 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SFF: FROM ROSENDO TO ROSENDO  (18+) 1 hr 30 mins
9:00PM  SFF: THE INVISIBLE GUEST  (18+) 2 hrs 1 min
Wed 10 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SFF: SASHA + SLEEPOVER  (15+) 1 hr 35 mins
8:15PM  SFF: SPAIN IN A DAY  (15+) 1 hr 45 mins
Thu 11 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SFF: A STROKE OF LUCK  (18+) 1 hr 46 mins
8:30PM  SFF: THE BAR  (18+) 2 hrs
Fri 12 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SFF: SUMMER 1993  (CTC) 1 hr 53 mins
8:45PM  SFF: TO STEAL FROM A THIEF  (18+) 1 hr 51 mins
Sat 13 May - Cinema Paradiso    
2:30PM  SFF: FLIGHT OF THE GUITAR: DRAMING OF PACO DE LUCA  (G) 1 hr 30 mins
4:20PM  SFF: SARA BARAS, ALL HER VOICES  (G) 1 hr 46 mins
6:30PM  SFF: THE QUEEN OF SPAIN  (18+) 2 hrs 23 mins
9:15PM  SFF: AT YOUR DOORSTEP  (18+) 1 hr 48 mins
Sun 14 May - Cinema Paradiso    
1:45PM  SFF: HEROES WANTED  (PG) 1 hr 52 mins
4:00PM  SFF: THE DISTIGUISHED CITIZEN  (18+) 2 hrs 12 mins
6:30PM  SFF: SPAIN IN A DAY  (15+) 1 hr 45 mins
8:40PM  SFF: WE NEED TO TALK  (15+) 1 hr 46 mins
Mon 15 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SFF: THE RECONQUEST  (15+) 2 hrs 3 mins
9:00PM  SFF: THE INVISIBLE GUEST  (18+) 2 hrs 1 min
Tue 16 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SFF: THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG  (18+) 1 hr 50 mins
8:40PM  SFF: THE ONE-EYED KING  (18+) 1 hr 41 mins
Wed 17 May - Cinema Paradiso    
7:00PM  SFF: THE TRIP TO SPAIN  (15+) 2 hrs 15 mins

SFF Opening Night Fiesta - Kiki, Love to Love 102 mins

2195 SFF Opening Night Fiesta - Kiki, Love to Love

Join us in celebrating the Opening Night of the Spanish Film Festival with a glass of Freixenet cava on arrival and the premiere screening of Paco Leon's kinky comedy KIKI, LOVE TO LOVE, the playful, provocative and award-winning comedy that became a massive sleeper hit at the Spanish box office ... More

Screening: Thu 27 Apr
Cinema Paradiso: Thu 27 Apr

SFF Centrepiece - Summer 1993 98 mins

2196 SFF Centrepiece - Summer 1993

Australian premiere

The breakout critical discovery of the recent 2017 Berlinale, where it was named Best First Feature, Carla Simon's autobiographical jewel is one of the most evocative and affecting depictions of childhood seen in recent years and marks the arrival of ... More

Screening: Sun 30 Apr - Fri 12 May at:
Cinema Paradiso: Sun 30 Apr

SFF School Screening - Ozzy 90 mins

2206 SFF School Screening - Ozzy
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Screening: Mon 1 May
Cinema Paradiso: Mon 1 May

SFFF Special Event - The Queen of Spain 126 mins

2198 SFFF Special Event - The Queen of Spain

Enjoy a refreshing glass of Lolea Sangria, Stella Artois and Spanish tunes on arrival and travel to 1950’s Spain with Penélope Cruz in Fernando Trueba’s ravishing The Queen of Spain.

Writer/director of the 1994 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language ... More

Screening: Thu 4 May
Cinema Paradiso: Thu 4 May

SFF School Screening - Zip & Zap and the Captain's Island 105 mins

2205 SFF School Screening - Zip & Zap and the Captain's Island

BFI London Film Festival, 2016!

Zip and Zap are back! The latest instalment of the family adventure series is set at Christmas time, where we find the naughty twins up to their ... More

Screening: Mon 8 May
Cinema Paradiso: Mon 8 May

SFF Special Event - From Rosendo to Rosendo Q&A 75 mins

2200 SFF Special Event - From Rosendo to Rosendo Q&A

Presented by the Embassy of Spain in ... More

Screening: Tue 9 May
Cinema Paradiso: Tue 9 May

SFF Closing Night - The Trip to Spain 95 mins

2197 SFF Closing Night - The Trip to Spain

Get on the road again with THE TRIP TO SPAIN, the third installment of this hugely popular series, and toast the end of the festival with Torres wines and Stella beer.

Michael Winterbottom's postcard to Spain reunites Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in the third chapter of THE TRIP. They ... More

Screening: Wed 17 May
Cinema Paradiso: Wed 17 May