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¡Viva! 28th Spanish & Latin American Festival

Now in its 28th year, ¡Viva! returns for our annual celebration of Spanish and Latin American culture, bringing you a programme of the most exciting cinema from across the Spanish-speaking world. This year we screen 19 new feature films, including multiple UK cinema premieres, as well as two classic films from Spanish maestro Luis García Berlanga. Join us on the opening night for the joyous musical extravaganza Explota explota, and then continue your cinematic journey through heartfelt drama, intriguing documentary, thrilling tension and gentle comic relief on a voyage of discovery across Spain and Latin America.

We’re excited to bring back post-screening Q&As to ¡Viva! this year, with guests presenting four of our titles from Spain. On the Opening Night we welcome Nacho Álvarez to HOME, and he’s here for a Q&A after the second screening of his debut feature Explota explota on Sat 19 Mar. On Wed 23 Mar we host star of Spanish cinema Icíar Bollaín, with her latest film Maixabel. Manu Gómez presents the UK premiere of his debut feature, a highly personal coming-of-age story, Érase una vez en Euskadi on Tue 29 Mar. And finally, young lead actor Maria Morera is here for the screening of Libertad on Thu 31 Mar, the debut feature film that has won Clara Roquet the Best New Director Goya Award.

With 50 screenings of 21 films from Spain, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Mexico, we can’t wait to welcome you to the 28th ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival!

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Welcome to ¡Viva! 2022

¡Viva! 2022 Festival Calendar

All films will begin at the advertised time with no adverts or trailers.
All films are in Spanish with English subtitles unless otherwise noted.
All age certificates are local to Manchester City Council, unless otherwise stated.

The festival programme is curated by Rachel Hayward, Head of Film, Jessie Gibbs, ¡Viva! Festival Coordinator, and Andy Willis, Professor of Film Studies at the University of Salford and HOME’s Senior Visiting Curator: Film.

¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Festival is produced by HOME with the support of the Instituto Cervantes in Manchester, the Spanish Embassy Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs in London, MUBI, and the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.

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