¡Viva! 18th Spanish and Latin American Film Festival

For the 18th edition of our annual fiesta we’ve handpicked the very best in comedy, drama and documentary filmmaking from across Spain and Spanish speaking Latin America. We’re also pleased to bring a flavour of ¡Viva! to Cornerhouse’s Gallery 1 with Landings, our solo exhibition by Mexican artist Minerva Cuevas, which will be on show throughout the festival.

In putting together this year’s line-up, the festival team have selected a variety of new films from some of our favourite ¡Viva! directors such as Alex de la Iglesia and Daniel Sánchez Arévalo, as well as showcasing an array of impressive debut features from first time directors. Film highlights for 2012 include: Arrugas, a sensitive, comical animation that was a run-away hit with audiences at the 2011 San Sebastian Film Festival; laugh- out-loud comedy Primos; and Pa negre, the first Catalan-language film to win the Best Film Goya. And unlike our normal film prgramme ¡Viva! screenings start at the advertised times without adverts and trailers – so do bare this in mind, we don’t want you missing the start of anything.

And the fiesta feeling doesn’t end with our screenings, we have a range of talks and debates for film fans and language learners alike, and the Cornerhouse café bar will celebrate ¡Viva! with a range of delicious Spanish specialities. To end the festival in style, don’t miss the Closing Party hosted by our festival partners Instituto Cervantes.

Also throughout the festival keep your eyes peeled for reviews and recommendations as well as our special podcasts in both Spanish and English.

¡Viva! Festival Pass

With so much going on throughout the festival it might be worth purchasing a ¡Viva! Festival Pass to save a few pounds. Festival Pass holders can see a total of eight films for just £50 full / £36 concs or £42 full £28 concs for Cornerhouse Members. To book your Festival Pass, download the pdf booking form here or collect a copy from Box Office and return it with your payment. Please note that your Festival Pass can only be booked in person or over the telephone and the pass excludes events and special priced screenings. Make sure you buy your pass well in advance, as passes will not be sold during the 30 minutes before any screening.

Have a great festival! ¡Disfrutad el festival!

In partnership with:
Instituto Cervantes Embassy of Spain
Supported by:
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Funders and sponsors:

Creative England BFI logo Manchester City Council
Arts Council AGMA Logo Europa Cinemas