For its 22nd edition, ¡Viva! returns with a venue-wide celebration of Spanish and Latin American culture. For the first time we bring you a specially selected programme of the most exciting film and theatre from across the Spanish-speaking world. We have two weeks of great international performances, starting with two brand new works commissioned from Catalan theatre makers ATRESBANDES and Little Soldier, before we head to Cuba for a showcase of work by award-winning playwright Abel González Melo. The packed film programme features the best in new Spanish and Latin American filmmaking, presenting an exciting line-up including UK premieres from new and established directors from Spain, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.
¡Viva! is presented with Instituto Cervantes (Manchester) and the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs, Embassy of Spain in the United Kingdom with the support of the BFI Film Festival Fund, awarding funds from The National Lottery.