¡Viva! 12th Spanish & Latin American Film Festival.

 

Previously in this Festival

One Hour Intro: ¡VIVA! 2006

An introduction to ¡VIVA! 2006

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La Sombra Del Caminante

Quirky Lychian parable about Colombia: friendship develops between a man who’s lost his leg and another who transports customers on a chair strapped to his…

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Hormigas En La Boca

1958 Habana. Martín arrives after spending 10 years in a Spanish prison for robbery. He’s looking for the lover who got away – and the…

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La Vida Es Silbar

Part of the Cuban Film Tour organised by NFT Touring.

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Nada

Juan Carlos Cremata's debut film

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Habana Blues

Two young musicians must choose between their lives in Habana and the sniff of success offered by foreign promoters in this lively musical tour of…

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Doble Juego

The corrupt Fujimori government can’t compare with this Spanish swindler who’ll convince the locals to part with their cash in a classic con.

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El Método

A star-studded, darkly comic take on corporate ethics in which seven applicants compete against each other using the latest American recruiting assessment method.

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Un Año Sin Amor

Pablo is living with HIV and looking for love. His search takes him into the shadowy world of Buenos Aires’ leather bars. Special Preview screenings.

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20 Centímetros

In this brash musical, transsexual Marieta desperately wants to lose the 20cm that keep her male. She turns tricks to earn the cash for the…

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Rosario Tijeras

In Medellin, look out for Rosario Tijeras, the cartels’ paid assassin. They say she kisses before she kills.

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7 Vírgenes

A teen is let out of reform school for a 48-hour leave. So he meets up with his mates to enjoy every minute of those…

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Secuestro Express

A frenetic, action-packed tale of the lucrative living to be made via the ‘express kidnapping’ trade that flourishes on the streets of Caracas.

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Noticias Lejanas

A young labourer leaves the desolate desert hellhole where his family lives in search of salvation in Mexico City. But what he gets from the…

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Innocent Voices

Mexican director Luis Mandoki returned South after years in Hollywood for this heart-wrenching story of kids forced to fight in El Salvador’s civil war.

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Café Cervantes 2006

An evening's casual discussion of viva.

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Blessed By Fire

The first Argentinean fiction feature about the Malvinas/Falklands War, is an angry portrait of the lasting after-effects caused by young men fighting against their will…

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To Die In San Hilario

Magic realist comedy. Tiny San Hilario is renowned for its fabulous funerals. But times change and business is tough - until a new customer arrives.

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Tapas

This quirky bittersweet comedy is a tasty morsel about the residents of a multicultural Barcelona working class neighbourhood.

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Aupa Etxebeste!

The first film in the Basque language in over a decade is a comedy about a local respected middle-class family desperate to keep up appearances.

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Elsa & Fred

70-something Elsa has always dreamed of living la dolce vita’s fountain scene. Will elderly neighbour Fred be romantic enough to fill Marcelo’s shoes?

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No Sos Vos, Soy Yo

Hit Woody Allen-esque comedy about a man whose new wife leaves him just as they are about to emigrate. So he has to learn to…

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Lost Embrace

A quirky, comedic portrait of the multi-cultural 11th District of Buenos Aires where Jewish son Ariel works in his mum's lingerie shop and worries abouthis…

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Sud Express

The Sud Express travels between Paris and Lisbon. This is the story of the many people who chase their dreams on the train or live…

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Real – La Película

Actual footie footage is mixed with the fictional stories of 5 fans from opposite ends of the globe who share a passion for Real Madrid,…

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El Viento

An elderly Patagonian farmer goes to the city to tell his granddaughter of her mother’s death. She has enough problems besides dealing with this relative…

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Saturday Symposium: La Movida Madrileña

A series of talks by prominent academics and cultural commentators on La movida and Transition-era Spain.

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One Hour Intro: Cuban Cinema

An introduction to Cuban cinema

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Princesas

A local Spanish woman and a Dominican immigrant who work as prostitutes become friends in this moving, often humorous tale of friendship against the odds.

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