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4 Km (Juan-Antonio Gamero, 1981)
A young man jogs before going to work. One day, during the 4 km jog, his monotonous life astonishingly changes and curious things start happening. ... Read more

7 DAYS IN HAVANA (Benicio Del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Gaspar Noé, Juan Carlos Tabio, Laurent Cantet, 2012)
“The seven films present a rich, vivid and pointedly non-stereotypical view of the energetic and diverse culture of the Cuban capital.” - The List ... Seven directors - Julio Medem (Earth, MIFF 9… Read more

A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (Sergio Leone, 1964)
The Man With No Name and seemingly no past, a laconic gringo and quintessential anti-hero who kills for profit, rides into an impover­ished town that is being torn apart by a power struggle for l… Read more

AE FOND KISS (Ken Loach, 2004)
Ae Fond Kiss UK/Spain/Germany/ItalyMaster of contemporary social-realism cinema Ken Loach makes a return to MIFF with the final film in his acclaimed Glasgow trilogy, which includes My Name is Joe (M… Read more

Agurra (Iñaki Elizalde, 1996)
Having left Franco's Spain many years prior Elias, now returns to meet what remains of his family and to confront the present day reality of his long guarded and cherished memories. Correspondence wi… Read more

Alma (Rodrigo Blaas, 2009)
Skipping through her snow-covered town, Alma spots a familiar looking doll in a window. Foolishly, she decides to enter… ... --- ... D/S Rodrigo Blaas P Cecile Hokes L no dialogue TD 35mm/2009 … Read more

ALONE (Benito Zambrano, 1999)
Winner of the Berlin Film Festival audience award last year, Alone is a gritty story about a mother and daughter, their relationship and its compelling consequences. This remarkable new film is the n… Read more

APOSTLE, The (Fernando Cortizo, 2012)
Spain's first ever stop-motion feature is a haunting journey into Gothic folklore. ... Convict Ramón escapes from prison and heads towards a remote village in search of loot that was hidden ye… Read more

ARRAIANOS (Eloy Enciso Cachafeiro, 2012)
"Between staged scenes of town folk caught in an existential torpor worthy of Pessoa, and strikingly lucid observational takes of the natural world and its attendant labour, with the constant persist… Read more

ASTERIX AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES (PG) (Frederic Forestier & Thomas Langmann, 2007)
Gallic mischief-makers Asterix and Obelix once again take on the entire Roman Empire in their third live-action adventure. ... With the Olympic Games approaching, Brutus has hatched a plot to overthr… Read more

Attack of the Robots from Nebula 5, The- TELL ME ANOTHER STORY (Chema García Ibarra, 2008)
At 4.50 pm robots will attack Earth. Only one place will be safe - Pedro knows where, he just doesn't know when. ... --- D/S Chema García Ibarra P Chema García Ibarra, Leonor Díaz WS Chema García… Read more

AUNT TULA (Miguel Picazo, 1965)
La Tin Tula is the Spanish cinema's homage to Miguel de Unamuno, one of Spain's greatest writers, on the centenary of his birth. The novel from which the film was adapted, delineates a well-known Spa… Read more

Avatar (Lluis Quilez, 2005)
Cool psychological drama. Power sways between a disabled husband and his carer wife. Tension builds when his plan unfolds.---D/S Luis Quilez P Joan Ginard, Jordi Herreros WS Just Films L Spanish w/En… Read more

Bamboleho (Luis Prieto, 2001)
As a child Migue ran away from a family home ravaged by poverty. As a teenager he finds a new home and family; living on the rooftops of Barcelona with his girlfriend Mara and an illegal immigrant Ah… Read more

BARRIO (Fernando Leon De Aranoa, 1998)
Javi, Manu and Rai live in a none too salubrious part of Madrid. Their barrio (neighbourhood) is principally comprised of rundown, low-income housing and conse­quently the boys, in their mid-teen… Read more

BASQUE BALL, SKIN AGAINST STONE (Julio Medem, 2004)
Basque Ball, Skin Against Stone (La Pelota Vasca, la Piel Contra la Piedra) Spain 'This film aims to be an invitation to discussion. This film has been conceived with respect towards all opinions. Th… Read more

Bewitched (José Luis Lozano, 1983)
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BIRDSONG (Albert Serra, 2008)
"Theatre of the absurd." - filmmaker Albert Serra ... With his debut feature Honor de Cavalleria (MIFF 07) - an experimental reworking of the Don Quixote story - Albert Serra proved himself a filmmak… Read more

BLANCANIEVES (Pablo Berger, 2012)
"A love letter to 1920s European silent film, liberally mixing humor and melodrama." - Hollywood Reporter ... The Brothers Grimm get a sumptuous reinvention in Blancanieves, the new silent, black-and… Read more

BLOOD WEDDING (Carlos Saura, 1981)
Carlos Saura is best known for his intense dramas. His decision to film a ballet was very much based on the desire to ensure that there remains a record of this astonishing and very Spanish work &mda… Read more

BOMBON - EL PERRO (Carlos Sorin, 2004)
Bombon - El Perro is a story about fate and friendship, and a magnificent white Argentinean mastiff named Bombon. The amiable Juan Villegas has lost his job at a remote Patagonian service station. At… Read more

BREAD AND ROSES (Ken Loach, 2000)
"The locale may have changed but the commitment to challenging social drama remains unwavering in Ken Loach's (My Name is Joe, MIFF 1999) first North American venture. Set in Los Angeles - and inspir… Read more

CALLE 54 (Fernando Trueba, 2000)
The sultry, hip swiveling rhythms that Latin jazz proclaims is brought to the screen by Spanish film director Fernando Trueba in Calle 54. This is an ode to Latin jazz and what better way to capture … Read more

CALLE MAYOR (J. A. Bardem, 1956)
In Calle Mayor, Bardem continues the austere. intellectualised approach to his material which he established in Death of a Cyclist. Kosma's unusual score, the formal camera movement and sharply drawn… Read more

CELL 211 (Daniel Monzon, 2009)
“Satisfyingly intense… keeps the viewer tightly handcuffed.” - Variety ... A gritty, edge-of-your-seat thriller filled with powerhouse performances and calculated twists, this multi-award-w… Read more

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