With the Spanish Film Festival returning to Perth from 21 April to 11 May, I’m hosting a little Spanish fling in the way of a giveaway this week.
Thanks to Luna Palace we have 2 double passes up for grabs.
With some of the best films from Spain and Latin America showcasing this year, I’ve been having trouble choosing which films should be on the top of my worth casing list. There is everything from dramas, romantic comedies, thrillers and even a documentary about the Barcelona Football Club which to me may be more Mr C’s thing but the trailer certainly has me intrigued.
If only there was enough time to see them all. The special event screenings like opening night are always on the top of my list each year and this year is no different.
To help me narrow down my choices I recently caught up with Adriana Begovish from Anarchy PR the Festival Publicist here in Perth. Adriana has rather reluctantly given me her top five picks in this year’s line-up. I say reluctantly, only due to the quality of films this year which to me, makes selecting a top five a difficult task.
ADRIANA’S SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL TOP FIVE
SPANISH AFFAIR 2
This is our Opening Night film and the sequel to the box-office smash hit SPANISH AFFAIR which opened last year’s festival. It’s an hilarious comedy, full of subtle and not-so-subtle cultural jokes, guaranteed to please all ages.
I’ll be completely honest, I’m not a huge fan of soccer, but this doco is pretty amazing! It tells the story of the Barcelona Football Club – easily one of the most popular sporting teams in the world, providing behind-the-scenes interviews with key players and coaches. Definitely one for soccer fanatics!
MY BIG NIGHT
This is from the director of WITCHING AND BITCHING which featured in last year’s festival and was definitely a highlight for me. The film centres around the taping of a New Year’s Eve television special where hundreds of people are locked in an industrial pavilion just outside of Madrid for weeks. The concept is quite bizarre but it’s very well done – as it focuses on major clashes between characters. The outcome is very funny/surreal!
A delicate story about the friendship between two men in the shadow of impending death. Sounds morbid, but it’s a comedy/drama that deals with the issue of dying with sensitivity and heart.
SHORT FILMS FROM THE HEART
Whilst not one film, this is a special aspect to the festival program where we are screening a selection of short films guaranteed to delight. There are eight from Spain and one from Mexico.
Thanks to Luna Cinemas we have 2 double passes to the 2016 Spanish Film Festival up for grabs. So I’m able to send tickets to you in time, this giveaway is going to be rather short and sweet.
For your chance to WIN, head HERE and case the full program for this year and then leave a comment below letting me know which film you would most like to case with a friend and why.
TERMS: 2 winners. Game of Skill. Entries close 24/04/16 at 9 pm (WST – Perth time). Admit 2 pass valid for one session only. Subject to availability. Valid even with ‘no free tickets’ listings. Not valid for opening/closing night or any special events. Not transferable or redeemable for cash. Not valid on public holidays.
For more information and to book tickets head to Luna Palace Cinemas. You can download the full Festival program HERE.
I would love to go and see Truman as I would love to see how this special male friendship develops and unfolds. Dealing with cancer is not an easy topic and I would like to see how they go about this! For us all our time is finite, so best to make the most of our lives! Thanks, Anita Ozolins http://www.anitaozo.com
It’s a wonderful film, devastatingly sad even with the underlying humour throughout the film. Definitely worth watching.
Congratulations Anita, please email your contact details asap, so we can organise to get your tickets to you. We also have our Mother’s day giveaway ending tomorrow, so pop back and enter that as well. We have a different mystery judge for that one.
Spanish Affair 2! So, one of my closest friends is currently in Spain, due home this weekend. I know she is going to find it hard to come home after two weeks of beautiful weather, scenery and food so I was thinking taking her to one of these movies might help wean her back in!
Sounds like a good plan.
Hard choice. I like rom-coms. My first choice would be Spanish Affair 2 but would you need to have seen Spanish Affair 1 for context? I would take my bff, for a girly night out.
I think you should be right. I like the odd romantic comedy too, although I generally have to drag hubby along kicking and screaming. The football movie would be more his scene.
Would love to enter but I’m in Sydney. Would the tickets be valid and make it in time?
If I could enter, I’m in the mood for a comedy.
Hello stranger. Happy for you to enter. I’m actually coming to Sydney next week, but if you win I could express post tickets. The film festival ends May 1 in Sydney. Is there a particular film you are keen to see this year?
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I’m intrigued by the closing night event film Embrace of the Serpent.
It does look interesting doesn’t it. Thanks for entering and so nice to see a new face here. We also have a mother’s day giveaway running, so pop back if you get the chance and enter that as well.
Much ado about nothing is my pick of the dramas for the Spanish Film Festival.
I’m umming and ahhing about this one myself.
Huge Penelope Cruz fan here, so Ma Ma is definitely my first choice.
The reviews all rave about her performance in this film.
Happy 140 looks and sounds like a feel good film but it would appear to have an evil twist.
I had to go look for myself at the trailer. It certainly does have a twist.
I’m having trouble selecting just one film, with so many great choices this year. I would opt for the short films.
Great choice. Thanks for entering.
Not sure if my previous comment made it through. I would love to see any of the films in this years line-up.
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The dark comedy Happy 140. Who wouldn’t want to win that amount of money.
I know. I kind of over looked this film in my initial list.
Spanish Affair 2.
Thanks for entering.
Barco dreams or Truman.
Thanks for entering Jack.
Short films from the heart sounds like the perfect introduction for me for the Spanish film festival.
Such a great choice. Thanks for entering Claire. Nice to see so many new faces here. We also have a Mother’s day giveaway running, ending tomorrow night if you get the chance pop back and enter that as well.
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Ma Ma with the gorgeous Ms Cruz.
Great choice Leonie.
Loved both Spanish Affair and Spanish Affair 2, would love to see Truman next.
Spanish Affair 2 because I could do with a bit of romance in my life.
A drama or the Barca dreams doco. Not into thrillers or romantic films.
I wouldn’t mind a good drama myself James. Thanks for entering.
Thanks to everyone that entered. Rest assured all entries made it through via email. We have left a message for our two winners. Our Mother’s day giveaway is ending tomorrow, so please head back and enter that one as well.