Spanish Film Festival
39 James St
From open to close this year's Spanish Film Festival is the cinematic equivalent of churros and hot chocolate – a feast for the senses, from opening night's As Luck Would Have It to the aptly named closing feature Sleep Tight.
Some highlights of the cache of fabulous films hailing from Spain, Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador & Colombia are:
As Luck Would Have It – Salma Hayek stars in this modern satirical romp through the chaos that ensues when an unemployed advertising executive's accident turns him into an overnight news phenomenon.
Chinese Takeaway – Heart warming and hilarious, the story of a bitter hardware employee who scours the papers for stories of freak accidents until the day he takes in a lost alone Chinese man who doesn't speak a word of Spanish.
Dark Impulse – A riveting thriller about Eva, a woman who gives into her sexual impulses with catastrophic results. As a young judge involved in the death of an East European stripper her meeting with the gigolo suspect turns into a deadly game.
Sleep Tight – A gripping psychological thriller in which the embittered concierge of a Barcelona apartment block embarks on a quest to make the life of one of the happy-go-lucky residents a misery.
No Rest For the Wicked – A model police officer turned alcoholic becomes an anti-hero when, in investigating a triple murder he uncovers a sordid world of drugs and prostitution and corruption and starts his own personal crusade.
Wrinkles – This delightful film, an audience pleaser and festival highlight is an adult animation set in an old people's home, where 2 old men form a friendship as one resists, through a series of escapades, a transfer to the dreaded top floor.
Snowflake the White Gorilla – Based on the true story of the star of Barcelona Zoo in the 1960's, Snowflake is a much loved albino gorilla who just wants to fit in and with the help of his friends a red panda and a young girls sets out to do do.