The Last Circus to Premiere at 14th Spanish Film Festival
[Thu 10/03/2011 12:45:54]
Press Release from CG Publicity
An international roll call of the best in Spanish and Latin American contemporary cinema is set to unspool under the ‘big-top’ at the Spanish Film Festival in 2011, with this spectacular cinematic travelling circus of 36 films making its mark on six Australian cities in May.
Festival Director and ‘Ring Master’ Natalia Ortiz has scoured the globe to deliver a 2011 programme with films that hail from countries including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Perú, Spain and Venezuela, making the event a truly international and world class celebration of cinema in the second most widely spoken language on earth.
The Australian Premiere of The Last Circus (Balada Triste de Trompeta - www.baladatristedetrompeta.com) is set to screen centre-stage for an Opening Night like you have never seen before!
From acclaimed director Álex de la Iglesia (The Day of the Beast, Perdita Durango, Ferpect Crime), The Last Circus is a darkly comic tale of two clowns competing for the love of the most beautiful and cruel woman in the circus.
Winner of Best Screenplay and the Silver Lion for Best Director at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, The Last Circus received an unparalleled 15 nominations for the 2011 Goya Awards in its native Spain.
Exploding with energy, this stylish Tarantinoesque genre-bender is sure to get the festival adrenalin pumping!
The Last Circus cements Spain’s reputation of creating cinema at its most cutting-edge and screens in the festival courtesy of Madman Entertainment.
Following the Opening Night screening will be a Spanish fiesta with drinks, tapas and music.
The 14th Spanish Film Festival is presented by Estrella DAMM and produced with the support of the Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs in Spain, the ICAA (Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts) the Spanish Consulate in Sydney and Melbourne, The Spanish Embassy, the Argentinean Government through INCAA (Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts Argentina), The Embassies and Consulates of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela, The Instituto Cervantes and many prestigious Spanish and Australian companies.
The full programme will be announced in the coming weeks.
Further information will be available from: www.spanishfilmfestival.com from mid-April
National Festival Dates and Locations
Sydney: Wed 11 - Sun 22 May, Palace Norton Street & Chauvel in Paddington
Melbourne: Thu 12 - Sun 22 May, Palace Cinema Como & Kino Cinemas
Brisbane: Wed 18 – Sun 29 May, Palace Centro Cinemas
Adelaide: Thu 26 – Sun 29 May, Palace Nova Eastend
Canberra: Thu 26 – Sun 29 May, GU Manuka
Perth: Wed 25 – Sun 29 May, Cinema Paradiso
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