Spanish cinema at the 61st BFI London Film Festival
4 Oct - 15 Oct|
The 61st BFI London Film Festival features a diverse selection of 242 feature films from both established and emerging talent. This 12 day celebration of cinema illustrates the richness of international filmmaking, with films to delight and entertain audiences, and also films that probe and interrogate issues of significance.
The Festival is the UK’s leading and most prestigious film festival, representing one of the first opportunities for audiences – both the UK public and film industry professionals – to see the very best new films from across the globe, alongside an events programme with some of the world’s most inspiring creative talents. This year, the Festival will host 28 World Premieres, 9 International Premieres and 34 European Premieres and will welcome a stellar line up of cast and crew for many of the films.
Alongside the Galas, Special Presentations and films in Competitions, the Festival will show a thrilling range of new cinema in sections Love, Debate, Laugh, Dare, Thrill, Cult, Journey, Experimenta and Family – which provide pathways for audiences to navigate the programme. In 2017, the LFF presents a new strand, Create, featuring films that celebrate artistic practice in all its channels and forms the electricity of the creative process, reflecting London’s position as one of the world’s leading creative cities.
Spanish cinema will once again have a wide presence at the festival, which will include productions such as Summer 1993 by Carla Simón, Abracadabra by Pablo Berger and Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle by Gustavo Salmerón.
Spanish Films screenings at the BFI London Film Festival 2017
Most Beautiful Island – by Ana Asensio. Co-production Spain-USA 2017. Competition – Sutherland
Anchor and Hope – by Carlos Marques-Marcet. Co-production Spain-UK 2017. Love
A Fantastic Woman – by Sebastián Lelio. Co-production Chile-Germany- Spain 2017. Special Presentation – Flare
Zama – by Lucrecia Martel. Co-production Argentina-Brazil- Spain-The Netherlands-Mexico- Portugal- USA 2017. Special Presentation
Summer 1993 – by Carla Simón. Spain 2017. Competition – Sutherland
Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle – by Gustavo Salmerón. Spain 2017. Laugh
Abracadabra – by Pablo Berger. Spain-France 2017. Dare
Giant – by Jon Garaño, Aitor Arregi. Spain 2017. Dare
The Summit – by Santiago Mitre. Argentina-Spain- France 2017. Thrill
The Kid and the Hedgehog – by Marc Riba & Anna Solanas. Spain 2017. Family
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