1135 Spanish Film Festival 2018

Celebrate the Spanish Film Festival turning 21 when it returns to Cinema Paradiso from Thursday 26 April to Wednesday 16 May with a specially selected program of films and events.

The festival will kick off with its famous Opening Night Gala where guests can enjoy a glass of Freixenet Cava on arrival before the Australian premiere of the dance-floor comedy THE TRIBE (La Tribu) - Spain's answer to The Fully Monty! - before an after party at Connections Night Club with Torres wine, tasty Spanish food by Pinchos and Spanish tunes from DJ Harvey Rae.

The Spanish Film Festival will also feature Australian premieres of MIST & THE MAIDEN (La niebla y la doncella), a gripping mystery follows a cold case investigation on the Spanish Canary Islands, adapted from Lorenzo Silva’s best-selling novel;  ABRACADABRA, an Almodóvar–esque madcap comedy from the maverick director of the Spanish Academy Award (Goya) winning Blancanieves (Snow White 2012) Pablo Berger; the period drama THE CHESS PLAYER (El jugador de ajedrez), Luis Oliveros’s second feature, which follows a chess master who is falsely accused of being a spy and sent to an SS prison; and DYING (Morir), evocative drama from breakout director Fernando Franco – a follow-up to his Goya Award winning debut Wounded.

There will be mid-festival fun with a special event screening of the cathartic comedy NO FILTER starring Maribel Verdú as a woman who can’t help but  speak her mind while rounding out the festival will be our special Closing Night presentation of Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro's beloved dark fairy-tale (and fantasy classic) PAN'S LABYRINTH.

The Spanish Film Festival is proudly supported in Perth by The West Australian.

For information on group/school bookings email lucy@lunapalace.com.au

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Cinema Paradiso - session times

Thu 26 Apr - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SPA18: THE TRIBE  (18+) 1 hr 45 mins
6:30PM  SPA18: THE TRIBE  (18+) 1 hr 45 mins
Fri 27 Apr - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SPA18: OPERATION GOLDEN SHELL  (18+) 1 hr 54 mins
8:45PM  SPA18: ABRACADABRA  (18+) 1 hr 51 mins
Sat 28 Apr - Cinema Paradiso    
2:00PM  SPA18: COCO - IN SPANISH  (PG) 2 hrs
4:20PM  SPA18: NO FILTER  (18+) 1 hr 43 mins
6:30PM  SPA18: THE TRIBE  (18+) 1 hr 45 mins
8:40PM  SPA18: LOVING PABLO  (18+) 2 hrs 25 mins
Sun 29 Apr - Cinema Paradiso    
2:00PM  SPA18: MIST AND THE MAIDEN  (18+) 1 hr 59 mins
4:15PM  SPA18: THE CHESS PLAYER  (18+) 1 hr 53 mins
6:30PM  SPA18: LORD, GIVE ME PATIENCE  (18+) 1 hr 46 mins
8:40PM  SPA18: GOLD  (18+) 1 hr 58 mins
Mon 30 Apr - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SPA18: THE SOLAR SYSTEM  (18+) 1 hr 44 mins
8:45PM  SPA18: RE-EVOLUTION  (18+) 1 hr 54 mins
Tue 1 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SPA18: THE TRIBE  (18+) 1 hr 45 mins
8:40PM  SPA18: OPERATION GOLDEN SHELL  (18+) 1 hr 54 mins
Wed 2 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:45PM  SPA18: NO FILTER  (18+) 1 hr 43 mins
8:50PM  SPA18: RE-EVOLUTION  (18+) 1 hr 54 mins
Thu 3 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SPA18: SUMMER 1993  (CTC) 1 hr 53 mins
8:45PM  SPA18: MIST AND THE MAIDEN  (18+) 1 hr 59 mins
Fri 4 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SPA18: LORD, GIVE ME PATIENCE  (18+) 1 hr 46 mins
8:40PM  SPA18: THE TRIBE  (18+) 1 hr 45 mins
Sat 5 May - Cinema Paradiso    
2:15PM  SPA18: TAD LOST EXPLORER & SECRET OF KING MIDAS  (PG) 1 hr 40 mins
4:15PM  SPA18: OPERATION GOLDEN SHELL  (18+) 1 hr 54 mins
6:30PM  SPA18: ABRACADABRA  (18+) 1 hr 51 mins
8:40PM  SPA18: NO FILTER  (18+) 1 hr 43 mins
Sun 6 May - Cinema Paradiso    
2:00PM  SPA18: MIST AND THE MAIDEN  (18+) 1 hr 59 mins
4:20PM  SPA18: IT'S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD  (18+) 1 hr 48 mins
6:30PM  SPA18: THE CHESS PLAYER  (18+) 1 hr 53 mins
8:40PM  SPA18: LORD, GIVE ME PATIENCE  (18+) 1 hr 46 mins
Mon 7 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SPA18: THE OPEN DOOR  (18+) 1 hr 45 mins
8:30PM  SPA18: THE BASTARD'S FIG TREE  (18+) 1 hr 58 mins
Tue 8 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SPA18: LORD, GIVE ME PATIENCE  (18+) 1 hr 46 mins
8:40PM  SPA18: MIST AND THE MAIDEN  (18+) 1 hr 59 mins
Wed 9 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SPA18: ABRACADABRA  (18+) 1 hr 51 mins
8:40PM  SPA18: OPERATION GOLDEN SHELL  (18+) 1 hr 54 mins
Thu 10 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SPA18: NO FILTER  (18+) 1 hr 43 mins
8:30PM  SPA18: JULIA IS  (18+) 1 hr 45 mins
Fri 11 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SPA18: MIST AND THE MAIDEN  (18+) 1 hr 59 mins
8:50PM  SPA18: THE CHESS PLAYER  (18+) 1 hr 53 mins
Sat 12 May - Cinema Paradiso    
2:00PM  SPA18: THE BASTARD'S FIG TREE  (18+) 1 hr 58 mins
4:20PM  SPA18: NO FILTER  (18+) 1 hr 43 mins
6:30PM  SPA18: LOVING PABLO  (18+) 2 hrs 25 mins
9:10PM  SPA18: LORD, GIVE ME PATIENCE  (18+) 1 hr 46 mins
Sun 13 May - Cinema Paradiso    
2:00PM  SPA18: ABRACADABRA  (18+) 1 hr 51 mins
4:15PM  SPA18: SUMMER 1993  (CTC) 1 hr 53 mins
6:30PM  SPA18: THE TRIBE  (18+) 1 hr 45 mins
8:40PM  SPA18: THE SOLAR SYSTEM  (18+) 1 hr 44 mins
Mon 14 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SPA18: DYING  (18+) 1 hr 58 mins
8:45PM  SPA18: BIGAS & BIGAS  (18+) 1 hr 37 mins
Tue 15 May - Cinema Paradiso    
6:30PM  SPA18: OPERATION GOLDEN SHELL  (18+) 1 hr 54 mins
8:45PM  SPA18: THE TRIBE  (18+) 1 hr 45 mins
Wed 16 May - Cinema Paradiso    
7:00PM  SPA18: PAN'S LABYRINTH  (MA) 2 hrs 13 mins

SFF18 Opening Night - The Tribe 90 mins

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Cinema Paradiso: Thu 26 Apr

SFF18 Special Event - No Filter 87 mins

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Screening: Wed 2 May
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SFF Closing Night - Panís Labyrinth 118 mins

2549 SFF Closing Night - Panís Labyrinth Mark the end of the 21st Spanish Film Festival and celebrate the remarkable cinematic achievements of Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro. Join us at Cinema Paradiso from 6.46pm on Wednesday, 16 May for a glass of Torres wine on arrival before the 7pm screening of his classic PAN'S ... More
Screening: Wed 16 May
Cinema Paradiso: Wed 16 May