Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival Is Back

FROM 2 JUNE 2021


Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival is back this weekend


The Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival returns this weekend with a varied programme of films – their first physical screenings of 2021.

Included in the line-up is Victor García León’s Award nominee, The Europeans. Starring French actress Stéphane Caillard, it’s a romantic comedy set in Spain in the 1950s. The film will be introduced by ESFF curator Marian A. Aréchaga.

The screenings take place at the Odeon Cinema on Lothian Road with all tickets bookable through the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival website.

We hope you enjoy the films.

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Rosa’s Wedding / La Boda de Rosa

Screening on Friday 4 June (18:00)

+ Q&A with the director Icíar Bollaín

Synopsis

When Rosa decides to take charge of her own life, she will realize that her plans collide with the interests of her entire family. Getting married, even with herself, is going to be the hardest thing she’s ever done.

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Festivals & Awards

Goya Awards (2020)
Best Supporting Actress (Nathalie Poza)
Best Song

Málaga Film Festival (2020)
Special Jury Award
Best Supporting Actress (Nathalie Poza)

Feroz Awards (2020)
Best Comedy

Credits

Dir Icíar Bollaín
Cast Candela Peña, Sergi López, Nathalie Poza, Paula Usero
2020 | Spain | 97 mins | Spanish with English subtitles.

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Memories of my Father / Memorias de mi padre

Screening on Saturday 5 June (18:00)

Introduction by the Spanish General Consul
D. Ignacio Cartagena Núñez

Synopsis

The story is about a Colombian writer’s father, Héctor Abad Gómez, a doctor who promoted tolerance and human rights in his country. The writer exposes his feelings about his beloved father as he relates his family story and all the drama around the killing of his father. A moving film based on a book with the same title, it unfolds against the background of the violence related to political events in Colombia over the last three decades.

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Festivals & Awards

Goya Awards (2020)
Best Iberoamerican Film

Credits

Dir Fernando Trueba 
Cast Javier Cámara, Nicolás Reyes Cano, Juan Pablo Urrego
2020 | Spain | 136 mins | Spanish, Italian and English with English subtitles.

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The Europeans / Los Europeos

Screening on Sunday 6 June (16:00)

Introduction by ESFF Curator Marian A. Aréchaga

Synopsis

Spain at the end of the 50s. Miguel and Antonio, both single and in their early 30s, go on a trip to Ibiza, lured by the European sexual myth and the illusion of freedom. But on the island, nothing will be as they expected.

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Festivals & Awards

Goya Awards (2020)
Nominee: Best Film

Feroz Awards (2020)
Best Supporting Actor (Juan Diego Botto)

Credits

Dir Víctor García León 
Cast Juan Diego Botto, Raúl Arévalo, Stéphane Caillard
2020 | Spain | 89 mins | Spanish with English subtitles.

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