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Review | Love meets disaster in ‘Tremors’ at the Spanish Film Festival

Review | Love meets disaster in ‘Tremors’ at the Spanish Film Festival

Tremors | Cinema Paradiso | May 3 & 12 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Tremors is a very dark film. It opens with 40-something Pablo (Juan Pablo Olyslager) arriving home in the rain after work in Guatemala City. Obviously wealthy, he is met by the maid who tells him that his young son and daughter have […]

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Review | ‘Carmen & Lola’ brings lesbian romance to the Spanish Film Festival

Review | ‘Carmen & Lola’ brings lesbian romance to the Spanish Film Festival

Carmen & Lola | Cinema Paradiso | May 6 & 11 | ★ ★ ★ ★   Carmen & Lola, the first feature film from Arantxa Echevarria, takes the audience into a deeply Catholic gypsy community in the bustling Spanish city of Madrid. There’s colour, dancing and the sense of a close-knit community where Carmen (Rosy Rodriguez) and […]

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All Held Captive: April film reviews bring the Stockholm Syndrome

All Held Captive: April film reviews bring the Stockholm Syndrome

Based on the 1995 Japanese Anime classic, Ghost in the Shell (✩✩✩) stars Scarlett Johansson as the cyber-enhanced being Major, a manufactured soldier who tackles the world’s most dangerous criminals. A human was saved from a terrible accident, with the only part remaining being the brain trapped in a synthetic body being controlled by those […]

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Elena Anaya Talks Spanish Film and ‘They Are All Dead’

Elena Anaya Talks Spanish Film and ‘They Are All Dead’

The Spanish Film Festival is hitting Perth this month and who better to represent it than iconic Spanish actress Elena Anaya? Anaya has been appearing in films since the 1990s, gaining international acclaim for her portrayal of Belen in ‘Sex and Lucia’ in 2001. Anaya has gone on to star in a number of notable […]

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Hidden Away Tells Tale of Young Love

Hidden Away Tells Tale of Young Love

The Spanish Film Festival opens this week at Cinema Paradiso. OUTinPerth’s film reviewer Lezly Herbert highlights the film ‘Hidden Away’ which is part of the program. Hidden Away (M) Directed by Mikel Rueda Set in the northern Spanish city of Bilbao, 14 year old Rafa (German Alcarazu) finds himself at odds with his mates who […]

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2014 Spanish Film Festival: Reviews

2014 Spanish Film Festival: Reviews

Interested in 30 of the very best and most recent Spanish and Spanish-speaking Latin American Films? Check out www.spanishfilmfestival.com for details of the Spanish Film Festival which will screen at Cinema Paradiso 6 – 21 May.   Living is Easy With Eyes Closed Directed by David Trueba This sweet story was inspired by a newspaper […]

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OUTfilm

OUTfilm

The 16th Spanish Film Festival will be at Cinema Paradiso 12-19 June. Horror film aficionados will be excited to see The Body. Directed by Orio Paulo (‘Julia’s Eyes’, 2010), a detective searches for the body of a femme fatale missing from a morgue. ‘Clandestine Childhood‘ is the debut of director Benjamín Ávila who draws from […]

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