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
1063 SCINEMA 2018 International Science Film Festival

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE - SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is back at Luna Palace Cinemas for 2018. See the winners in one evening celebrating science on the big screen at Luna Leederville on June 21 at 6.30pm.

From drama to documentary, animation to experimental, SCINEMA celebrates the power of moving image to satisfy the curious, explain the baffling and ask the impossible.

The 2018 winners screening at Luna Leederville this year are:

The Kingdom – How Fungi Made Our World: Best Film: Some fungi will save us, others will threaten us, and we are just beginning to understand which is which. The great, untold story of how fungi shaped all life on land.

Grassroots: Best Documentary: A story about farmers, the soils they work and a piece of powerful knowledge that nearly slipped through their fingers. Grassroots follows Guy Webb and his friends, unlikely heroes on a quest to bring a genuine climate change solution to the world.

Timelapse: Best Director: What would you say if you could work a whole month in a single second? Welcome to the future of neural implants. A new way of understanding work has arrived, but factory work er Laura is not convinced.

iRony: Best Short Film: In an astonishing adaptation of the award-winning poem, ‘Seven Billion’ by Radheya Jegatheva, iRony explores the relationship between man and technology…told from the perspective of a phone.

KCLOC: Best Animated Film: What does time mean to you? This 3D animated film, explores our perceptions of time, with exquisite animation and great wit.

Astroturf: Best Experimental Film: Using the strange sounds of recordings of satellites in space, Astroturf juxtaposes the minutiae of human life with the incredible size of our universe.

Virtual Humans: Award for Technical Merit: Imagine a future where a complete copy of you can be created and used to monitor, study, and enhance your health. A future not far from now.

Full Festival program and trailers at Official website

Screening Luna Cinemas Leederville, June 21 at 6.30pm. Tickets on sale.
BUY TICKETS NOW: $21.50 (inc online booking fee) Price: $20 at box office

SCINEMA is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere presented by Australia's Science Channel, supported by Major Sponsor BBC Earth.

FESTIVAL CONTACT: Katherine Roberts, Australia's Science Channel | (08) 7120 8609 |KRoberts@riaus.org.au

Screening: Thu 21 Jun
Luna Leederville