Presented by Palace, the 2019 Moro Spanish Film Festival has announced its national program featuring 32 films from Spain and Latin America, including special presentations and events, innovative documentaries, and a spotlight on female directors. Screening nationally at Palace Cinemas, the 22nd edition of the festival features two key programme strands: New Spanish Cinema and Cine Latino. The festival will come to Brisbane at the James Street and Barracks Palace Cinemas from 25 April to 15 May.

Opening with Javier Fesser’s critically acclaimed Goya Award-winning box office smash hit Champions the festival will close with a digital restoration of the comedy Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown directed by leading Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar. The New Spanish Cinema section of the Festival will bring the best of Spanish cinema to Australia with a program including debut features across a range of genres, as well as documentaries. The Cine Latino Program will showcase the best new films from Mexico, Central and South America.

Audiences can also catch two previously announced films at the Moro Spanish Film Festival including The Days to Come from Catalan Goya Award-winning director Carlos Marqués-Marcet and Petra, a complex melodrama from Cannes regular Jamie Rosales.

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