Fri 10 Mar – Thu 30 Mar 2023
Now in its 29th 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 22 new feature films, including multiple UK cinema premieres, along with filmmaker Q&As, film introductions and other opportunities to get involved.
Plus plenty of archive cinema treats – a classic from Juan Antonio Bardem, the UK premiere of 1970s hidden gems by fellow Spaniard Cecilia Bartolomé, and a programme of shorts from a Mexican feminist film collective.
Join us on the opening night for the UK premiere of a joyous coming-of-age comedy from Spain, Llenos de gracia (Full of Grace), followed by three weeks of engaging drama, fascinating documentary and thrilling tension, as ¡Viva! 2023 serves up slices of life and flights of fancy from all corners of Spain and Latin America.
Don’t miss our three post-screening Q&As with Spanish film makers, all taking place in the first week of the festival – returning guest Nely Reguera with La Voluntaria (The Volunteer) on Sat 11 Mar, Carlota González-Adrio with the UK Premiere of La Casa entre los cactus (The House Among the Cactuses) on Wed 15 Mar, and Luc Knowles with the UK Premiere of Libélulas (Dragonflies) on Thu 16 Mar.
HOME are delighted to announce MUBI as a continued sponsor of this year’s 29th ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival. As part of this partnership, you can get 30 days of MUBI for free, including the fantastic Catalan film Alcarràs (Carla Simón, 2022). Please note, this offer is only valid for new accounts and not available to use in conjunction with any other offer. 30 days free – MUBI
The full festival programme is now live! Download your digital copy of HOME’s ¡Viva! Brochure, featuring Los Reyes del mundo on the front cover.
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Tickets will be on sale for Friends 9 Feb, Members 10 Feb, General 13 Feb
The festival is curated by Rachel Hayward, Head of Film Strategy, Jessie Gibbs, ¡Viva! Festival Coordinator, and Andy Willis, Professor of Film Studies at the University of Salford and HOME’s Senior Visiting Curator: Film. With additional programme support from the Instituto Cervantes, the Leading Women project funded by the AHRC, and the Invisible Women archive activist film collective.
¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Festival is produced by HOME with the support of the Embassy of Spain in London, MUBI, and the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.
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Previously in this Festival
This screening will be introduced by Camilla Baier, co-founder of Invisible Women.
A programme of three films from the Cine Mujer collective, rarely screened outside Mexico, which tackle gender roles, domestic labour and sex work.