Spanish Film Festival Adds Some Spice To Winter

'Two Many Chefs'
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A curated selection of films from Spain and Latin America are set to screen at Palace Cinemas for the return of the Spanish Film Festival this winter.

The festival will add a bit of spice to winter, opening with the Australian premiere of 'Two Many Chefs', a delicious comedy set in Bilbao's world of high cuisine. The Spanish box office hit stars Karra Elejalde and Enric Auquer, as a father and son whose unexpected reunion after 30 years apart, puts their ideas about cooking – and life – to the test.

There are two Special Presentations in the 2023 line-up – both exceptional dramas. Five-time Goya Award-winner and Spanish box office hit thriller 'PRISON 77' from Alberto Rodriguez ('Marshland') follows a young accountant (Miguel Hereran from 'Money Heist') awaiting trial for embezzlement in 1977. While there, he joins a group of prisoners demanding amnesty.

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'The Kings Of The World'

'The Kings Of The World' won the 2022 San Sebastian Film Festival's Best Film Award, and was also Colombia's 2022 Oscars submission. The gritty, intense drama from Laura Mora follows five Medellin teenagers, who seeks a place in the world and set out on an adventure.

The Cine Latino selection presents 'My Father's Mexican Wedding', a hilarious romantic comedy starring Miren Ibarguren. Two Spanish siblings travel to Mexico to attend the wedding of their father, to a woman he met online – but what they find there is not what they expected.

Next up, 'Staring At Strangers' stars festival favourite Paco Leon, and is dripping with intrigue and surprises. Plus, there'll be a special preview before the festival of new romantic comedy 'Four's A Crowd', where a 50-year-old divorcee with financial problems begins sharing his car with strangers via an app – but trouble ensues when he adds new passengers.

Spanish Film Festival 2023 Dates

14 June-5 July – Canberra
14 June-5 July – Adelaide
14 June-5 July – Brisbane
15 June-5 July – Melbourne
15 June-5 July – Perth
15 June-5 July – Byron Bay
20 June-12 July – Sydney

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