About the Event
The Moro Spanish Film Festival presented by Palace returns with a curated selection of 29 films offering film lovers a cinematic journey across Spain and Latin America. Screening at Palace Nova Cinemas from 27 April, the 23rd edition of the festival features two key programme strands: Reel Español and Reel Latino. Rediscover the big screen for some reel inspiración.
From Spain, the Reel Español selection includes:
Internationally acclaimed director Alejandro Amenábar’s (The Others, The Sea Inside) exposé of the 1936 Spanish coup While At War (Mientras dure la Guerra). Filmed across Spain and Argentina, it reveals the personal side of politics through the eyes of writer Miguel de Unamuno. Trapped inside a small apartment where hidden secrets slowly rise to the surface, The Plan (El plan) sees three friends forced to confront revealing truths in this biting comedy featuring Spanish stars Antonio de la Torre and Raúl Arévalo. Raúl Arévalo also stars in The Europeans (Los europeos) opposite Juan Diego Botto in an unforgettable romantic holiday adventure set in the wild world of 1950’s Ibiza, where dreams sometimes carry a sting in the tail. And the dream of home ownership. Rediscover the big screen for some reel inspiración.
From Latin America the Reel Latino programme strand includes:
Heroic Losers (La Odisea de los Giles) the number one Argentinian film of 2019. Heroic Losers is a homespun Ocean’s 11 featuring superstar Ricardo Darín and his son Chino in a comedy heist rich in local colour and unforgettable characters. And highlighting the Australian-Spanish connection is Latigo in which Australian comic and filmmaker Simon Palomares visits Cuba to explore the universal joy of laughter in a film heralded as “The Buena Vista Social Club of comedy!”
The 2021 Moro Spanish Film Festival is a celebration of Spanish and Latino language, culture and cinema. Join us for music, tapas, and more at the various special events!
La boda de Rosa
From writer/director Icíar Bollaín (Yuli, SFF19), the joyous new romantic comedy Rosa’s Wedding features the superb Candela Peña (Truman SFF16, Kiki, Love to Love, SFF17) as a woman who decides to take charge of her life after always putting others first.
About to turn 45, seamstress Rosa (Peña) works in the wardrobe department of a film production company in Valencia. Besides the pressure of her job, she’s also besieged from all sides by the demands of family members: her widowed dad, Antonio (Ramón Barea); her divorced brother Armando (a scene-stealing Sergi López); her possibly-alcoholic sister Violeta (Nathalie Poza); and her grown-up daughter Lidia (Paula Usero). Plus, there’s the constant favours for friends and neighbours…
Taken completely for granted and tired of living for others, Rosa retreats to her childhood home in the scenic coastal town of Benicàssim and – much to the consternation of her family - announces her engagement to someone that those around her can’t quite accept or believe! Breezily mixing comedy and pathos, Rosa’s Wedding is a life-affirming call to self-empowerment and independence.
“A feel-good film par excellence.” - Screen International
WINNER: Special Jury Award, Best Supporting Actress, Málaga Spanish Film Festival 2020.
WINNER: Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Song, Goya Awards 2021.
NOMINATED: Best Actress, Best New Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film, Goya Awards 2021.
NOMINATED: Best Actress, Best Picture, José María Forqué Awards 2021.
NOMINATED: Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Trailer, Best Film: Comedy, Feroz Awards 2021.