Moro Spanish Film Festival 2022

From April 27 to May 18, the Moro Spanish Film Festival presented by Palace returns with a curated selection of films from Spain, Latin America and beyond. 

The festival opens with the Australian premiere of OFFICIAL COMPETITION (Competencia oficial), a star-studded, bitingly funny behind-the-scenes satire of filmmaking, in which a wealthy businessman hires a neurotic director to produce a brilliant art film. Penélope Cruz stars as the eccentric director and Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martinez as the actors – a Hollywood heartthrob and a radical theatre actor. 

Other highlights from the programme include THE DAUGHTER (La hija) - from one of Spain’s most intriguing auteurs, Manuel Martín Cuenca, the cleverly constructed film sees a pregnant teenager come to a tense agreement with the couple sheltering her and stars Javier Gutierrez (Champions, SFF 2019). 

A gem from the Latin American selection is FORGOTTEN WE’LL BE (El olvido que seremos), an adaptation of Héctor Abad Faciolince’s memoir about his father, Colombian professor and campaigner Héctor Abad Gómez. This tender family drama set in the polarised, violent Medellin of the 70s, is from award-winning director Fernando Trueba. 

The charming and award-winning comedy LANGUAGE LESSONS stars Natalie Morales and Mark Duplass. It tells the story of a Spanish teacher and her student whose online connection takes on far more importance than either could have anticipated. 

This year’s Moro Spanish Film Festival boasts an Australian connection with the premiere of locally produced OUR VOICES (Nuestras Voces). A powerful reflection on the strength and resilience of immigrants, this documentary by Diana Paola Paez tells the story of a group of Spanish-speaking migrants who arrived in Victoria between the 1960s and 1980s and showcases their contribution to modern Australia.

Visit the official Moro Spanish Film Festival website to see the full schedule here. Click here to view the official program.



SFF22 You Keep the Kids E18+ From: Apr 27, 2022
Paco León and Miren Ibarguren star in this acidic comedy from Dani de la Orden about a divorcing couple who are trying to convince their children to choose the other pare
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SFF22 Forgotten We'll Be E18+ From: Apr 27, 2022
From award-winning director Fernando Trueba, this adaptation of Héctor Abad Faciolince’s memoir about his father, Colombian professor and campaigner Héctor Abad Gómez, is
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SFF22 Official Competition M From: Apr 27, 2022
Banderas & Cruz unite with Oscar Martinez in this bitingly funny behind-the-scenes satire of filmmaking, in which a wealthy businessman hires a neurotic director.
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SFF22 Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake E15+ From: Apr 27, 2022
In a small town on the island of Mallorca, two estranged sisters reunite to sell a bakery they have inherited from a mysterious woman in this beautiful feature from Benit
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SFF22 Maixabel E18+ From: Apr 27, 2022
Featuring stand-out performances from Blanca Portillo and Luis Tosar, this taut political drama follows Maixabel Lasa, the widow of a Basque politician assassinated by ET
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SFF22 Language Lessons M From: Apr 27, 2022
Natalie Morales and Mark Duplass star in this charming and award-winning comedy about a Spanish teacher and her student, whose online connection takes on far more importa
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