¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2019 Tour
¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2019 Tour

¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2019 Tour

Season

Please note: this season finished in April 2019

After a 10-year hiatus, the ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Film Festival Tour is back, bringing the best new cinema from Spain and Spanish-speaking Latin America.

Centred around the the theme of Celebrating Women in Global Cinema, the films all foreground female creative talent in the roles of director, writer, producer or star.

From the bold, audacious tale of Ana De Día – a thrilling journey into the personal liberation of a woman who is replaced by her doppelgänger (director Andrea Jaurrieta joins us for a Q&A after) – to the artful reflection of the female archetypes of virgin, mother, and whore in Alanis – a crackling look at a few days in the life of a female sex worker in Buenos Aires – this is a season infused with fun, satire, and dark humour that skewers the foibles of contemporary society.

Check out our Harbourside neighbour Revolución de Cuba for some deals that’ll get you in the ¡Viva! spirit, including Mojito & Burrito for £8.00 all day Tuesday and their free Sunday Salsa Social! We'll also be cooking up some Spanish and Latin American specials in the Café/Bar - just check the board for details.

Presented by HOME, Manchester, with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.

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Previous screenings in this season

Alanis  18  S ¡Viva! Tour

Alanis
Please note: This was screened in April 2019
Film
Winner of Best Director and Best Actress at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, director Anahi Berneri’s latest masterpiece is a crackling, punchy study of a few days in the life of a young mother working as a prostitute in Buenos Aires.

Quién te cantará  12A  S ¡Viva! Tour

Quién te cantará
Please note: This was screened in April 2019
Film
When a celebrated singer forgets how to perform, one of her fans steps in to teach her how to be herself again in this twisting exploration of fame, fandom, womanhood, and shifting identities.

Petra  15  S ¡Viva! Tour

Petra
Please note: This was screened in April 2019
Film
Auteur filmmaker Jaime Rosales softens his experimental edges with his most accessible film to date, bringing the atmosphere of Greek tragedy to contemporary Spain in this portrait of a broken family suffering the consequences of secrets, lies and violence.

Ana de día  15  S ¡Viva! Tour

Ana de día
Please note: This was screened in March 2019
Film
This directorial debut feature from Andrea Jaurrieta is a thrilling journey into the personal liberation of a woman unexpectedly expelled from her comfortable but unfulfilling life when a mysterious doppelgänger takes her place.