Spanish Film Festival

Palace Electric Cinema from 17 April to 8 May 2019 and nationally 16 April to 26 May 2019

Paulette Arvizu, Palace Festivals

The 22nd edition of the Spanish Film Festival will be enriched by the Cine Latino Film Festival sidebar, formerly a separate event in November. The program includes 32 films with offerings across genres and Spanish speaking countries.

Opening the festival around Australia will be the Best Film winner at the Goya Awards (Spanish Oscars) CHAMPIONS (Campeones). This critically-acclaimed feel-good film by Javier Fesser stars Javier Gutiérrez as Marco, an ambitious and arrogant basketball coach forced to train a team of people with disabilities.

 Other highlights are:

  • Mexican film THE GOOD GIRLS (Las niñas bien) directed by Alejandra Márquez Abella, a scathing and glamourous depiction of the wives of upper-class men in 1982 Mexico.
  • Argentinian comedy SUPER CRAZY (Re loca) with a lead performance from Natalia Oreiro as a woman who takes a remedy that makes her unable to stop speaking her mind.  
  • Catalan Goya Award-winning director Carlos Marqués-Marcet’s THE DAYS TO COME (Els dies que vindran) about the complicated experiences of a new couple grappling with parenthood.
  • Cannes regular Jamie Rosales returns with PETRAa complex melodrama that mixes themes of parental responsibility, artistic authorship, sexual intrigue and revenge.

Information at and the Palace Electric website

Champions trailer