London Spanish Film Festival begins at weekend

The eighth London Spanish Film Festival will begin on Friday (September 28th) and includes a number of special UK previews of movies produced in Spain.

On until October 10th, the festival celebrates the best of modern Spanish films including thrillers, dramas, comedies and documentaries.

The films come from all areas of Spain and many will be shown for the first time in the UK as the festival showcases the country's strong talents.

As well as screenings, the festival also includes the chance to hear from the directors and actors involved in the movies, including question and answer sessions with Manuela Velles and Emma Suarez.

Highlights include Paco Leon presenting his comedy debut film Carmina o revienta and a documentary entitled El Bulli: Cooking in Progress, by the German Gersom Wetzel, which looks a del behind-the-scenes at the world-famous restaurant in Barcelona.

For the first time the festival is also launching a new initiative to look back at the history of Spanish cinema. A Treasure From the Archives will help people rediscover some classic movies, such as Un, Dos, Tres Al Escondite Ingles, through a special series of screenings.

A number of London venues are involved in the festival including Cine Lumiere, Instituto Cervantes and International House and all of the films will feature English subtitles so it is not just an event for Spanish speakers enjoying stays at central London hotels.

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