Festival Of New Spanish Cinema Edmonton 2012Nov 02–Nov 12
The Festival of New Spanish Cinema opens in Edmonton with No Rest for the Wicked (No Habra Paz Para los Malvados, 2011), the film that swept the Goya Awards this year directed by Enrique Urbizu followed by an opening night reception.
Additional films include Paco Leon’s Carmina or Blow Up (Carmina o Revienta, 2012), the popular phenomenon that has been winning over audiences since its release by Paco Leon; Madrid, 1987 (2011), a sensual and intelligent encounter by two very different generations directed by David Trueba; The Double Steps (Los Pasos Dobles, 2011), Isaki Lacuesta’s gorgeously shot award-winning film; and Sleep Tight (Mientras Duermes, 2011), the latest fright by mastermind of suspense Jaume Balagueró. All Edmonton premiers.
In its fifth consecutive year, the 2012 Festival of New Spanish Cinema consolidates itself as the most important itinerant festival of contemporary Spanish Cinema in North America. The Festival, which will take place this year from September 2012 to March 2013, will screen some of the most popular, innovative, and riskiest Spanish films of the year, while providing a space for the audience to discuss the pieces with the filmmakers.