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Friday 1 December 2017


 

Incendies

 
15 | Canada | 2011 | French, Arabic, English
Drama, Mystery, War
Director: Denis Villeneuve
 
Included in Main Season
 
A brother and sister travelling back to Lebanon to uncover their family history discover considerably more than they expect. A roller-coaster of a thriller with a remarkable conclusion.


Friday 10 November 2017


 

The Third Man

 
PG | UK | 1949 | English, German, Russian
Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Carol Reed
 
Included in Main Season
 
Orson Welles is Harry Lime in Graham Greene's unforgettable tale of guilt, corruption and betrayal in postwar Vienna - one of the greatest of all British films!


Friday 3 November 2017


 

Clash

 
15 | Egypt | 2016 | Arabic
Drama, Thriller
Director: Mohamed Diab
 
Included in Main Season
 
A stunning thriller set inside a police van during Egypt's 2013 street protests. With spectacular riots outside and remarkable alliances being forged inside, this is a gripping take on the "Arab Spring".


Friday 20 October 2017


 

The Unknown Girl

 
15 | Belgium | 2016 | French
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Cristian Mungiu
 
Included in Main Season
 
When a young doctor receives an unexpected late night call at her practice, she quickly becomes absorbed in a compelling investigation with an unexpected outcome.


Saturday 7 October 2017


 

Embrace Of The Serpent

 
12 | Colombia | 2015 | Spanish, Portuguese, Aboriginal, German, Catalan, Latin, English
Adventure, Drama
Director: Ciro Guerra
 
Included in Main Season
 
The story of the relationship between Karamakate an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

A unique cinematic experience. -

Friday 22 September 2017


 

Toni Erdmann

 
15 | Germany | 2016 | German, English, Romanian
Comedy, Drama
Director: Maren Ade
 
Included in Main Season
 
Winfried doesn't see much of his working daughter Ines. He pays her a surprise visit in Bucharest where she's busy as a corporate strategist. The geographical change doesn't help them to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried annoys his daughter with corny pranks and jabs at her routine lifestyle of meetings and paperwork. Father and daughter reach an impasse and Winfried agrees to go home to Germany. Enter Toni Erdmann: Winfried's flashy alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit weird wig and fake teeth Toni barges into Ines' work circle claiming to be her CEO's life coach. As Toni Winfried doesn't hold back and Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push the closer they become. In all the madness Ines begins to see that her eccentric father deserves a place in her life.

An outrageous German comedy! -

Friday 14 July 2017


 

Things to Come

 
12 | France, Germany | 2016 | French, English, German
Drama
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve

Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie's husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life


Friday 30 June 2017


 

Fire at Sea

 
12A | Italy, France | 2016 | Italian, English
Documentary
Director: Gianfranco Rosi

A remarkable, poignant documentary about the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa and the humanitarian crisis occurring in the seas around it.


Friday 23 June 2017


 

Sweet Bean

 
PG | Japan, France, Germany | 2015 | Japanese
Drama
Director: Naomi Kawase

A pancake seller's business takes off when he hires an eccentric, elderly helper. A gentle, touching film about food and relationships across three generations.


Friday 16 June 2017


 

Safe Passage

 
15 | Argentina, Spain | 2015 | Spanish
Drama, Romance, Thriller
Director: Diego Corsini

A tense political thriller based on real events in 1970s Argentina. Mario's dementia transports him back to his days as an idealistic revolutionary making the deadly transition from peaceful protest and political radicalism to clandestine armed struggle. He also remembers the personal sacrifices that inevitably followed...

¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival is presented by HOME, Manchester, with the support of the BFI Film Festival Fund, awarding funds from The National Lottery, AC/E, and the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs, Embassy of Spain in the UK -

Friday 2 June 2017


 

Rara

 
12 | Chile, Argentina | 2016 | Spanish
Drama
Director: Pepa San Martín

Two sisters live happily with their mother and her female partner. As Sara approaches 13 she is suffering from typical teenage angst - her first crush, playground politics, a wish for independence, and a love-hate relationship with her younger sister. A joy to watch.

¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival is presented by HOME, Manchester, with the support of the BFI Film Festival Fund, awarding funds from The National Lottery, AC/E, and the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs, Embassy of Spain in the UK -

Friday 19 May 2017


 

When Pigs Have Wings

 
12 | France, Germany, Belgium | 2011 | English, Arabic, Hebrew
Comedy
Director: Sylvain Estibal

When a Palestinian fisherman, finds a live 100-pound pig in his nets, he knows there's trouble in store... a highly entertaining political parable with satirical bite!