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30th ¡Viva! Festival – HOME Manchester

5 Apr - 25 Apr

5 – 25 April | ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival | HOME Manchester

Opening film, Rocío Mesa’s “Secaderos/Tobacco Barns”

This April the annual ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival, celebrates three decades of sharing exciting cinema from across the Spanish-speaking world.

Arantxa Echevarría presenta Chinas en Proyecto Viridiana - Proyecto Viridiana

Arantxa Echevarría’s UK premiere of “Chinas”

With a fantastic line-up of 27 features and 10 short films, the emphasis this edition, is on warm-hearted comedies, as well as a few deeper dives and more weighty dramas. There’ll be multiple UK premieres, Q&As with filmmakers and introductions by experts.

Plus, archive treats from Spanish maestros Víctor Erice and Juan Antonio Bardem, Argentine feminist pioneer María Luisa Bemberg, and Viva!’s favourite, Álex de la Iglesia.

Álex de la Iglesia – FEFFS

Director Álex de la Iglesia, his cult film El día de la Bestia will be playing at CULTPLEX

COMEDIANS (1954) -Original title: COMICOS-, directed by JUAN ANTONIO BARDEM. Credit: UNION FILMS / Album Stock Photo - Alamy

“Comedians” by Juan Antonio Bardem, also at ¡Viva!

¡Viva! 2024 is produced by HOME with the support of the Embassy of Spain in London, Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.


5 Apr
25 Apr
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