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SHOWING 42 FILMS FROM SPAIN

ALOFT

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Claudia Llosa
  • Country: Canada, France, Spain
In parallel narratives, single-mother Nana (Jennifer Connelly) has a mysterious experience at the hands of a traveling healer, years later her troubled son Ivan (Cillian Murphy) sets out in search of his now absent mother. Academy Award®–nominee Claudia Llosa’s (The Milk of Sorrow) decade-spanning family drama is a dreamlike rumination on faith, forgiveness, and family, set against an otherworldly frozen landscape. A Sony Pictures Classics Release. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Alex de la Iglesia and Alex de la Iglesia
  • Country: Spain
The economy has kept Roberto (José Mota) out of work for a long time. When a freak accident puts him at the center of a media frenzy, the enterprising ad exec hires a snaky agent to help him cash in on his life-or-death situation. It's up to Roberto's adoring wife (the vivacious Salma Hayek) to convince him he's worth more alive than dead. Cult director Álex de la Iglesia takes a fresh new step, combining a darkly comic satire with an emotional drama of a family's love. |Read More
Drama, Thriller

AX

The axe falls at the very beginning of Costa-Gavras's black comedy transposing a Donald Westlake novel to France, as Bruno (Jose Garcia), a chemist loses his job to outsourcing. Two years later,he still jobless, he hits on a solution: eliminating all the competetive applicants by killing them. |Read More

BARAKA

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 22 minutes
  • Directed By: Néstor Ruiz Medina
  • Country: Spain
In the months before the war in Iraq, two close brothers are forced to separate, soon meeting again when the war is in full swing, but neither is the same. |Read More
Drama

BEAR CUB

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 99 minutes
  • Country: Spain
Pedro, a gay dentist with a very active social life, agrees to take care of his 11-year-old nephew for two weeks -- but it soon becomes a more permanent arrangement. In the tradition of Kramer vs. Kramer, Albaladejo seamlessly merges dramatic situations with offbeat humor, creating a potent, heartwarming film. |Read More

BLACK LABEL

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 11 minutes
  • Directed By: David Vergés
  • Country: Spain
Erik is a night-shift employee from a lonely gas station; Alex is a regular at the shop. One night, something happens that gives them the opportunity to discover who they really are. |Read More
Comedy

BLACKTHORN

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Directed By: Mateo Gil and Mateo Gil
  • Country: USA, France, Spain
Legend has it notorious American outlaw Butch Cassidy was killed in Bolivia in 1908. Mateo Gil's classic Western, however, finds Cassidy (Sam Shepard) 20 years later living on in hiding under the identity of James Blackthorn—and yearning for one last sight of home. Joining forces with a Spanish mine robber named Eduardo, Blackthorn sets out on one final adventure across the sublime landscape of the Bolivian frontier. |Read More
Drama

BLESSED BY FIRE

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Directed By: Tristán Bauer
  • Country: Spain, Argentina
A former infantry mate's overdose sparks wartime memories for Esteban, who tries to reconcile his life today with the part of him that died along with his ideals and comrades in the Falklands/Malvinas War. The harrowing account from Argentine director Bauer, based on a memoir, reminds us that survivors keep fighting long after leaving the battlefield. |Read More
Documentary

CAMPFIRE CREEPERS: THE SKULL OF SAM

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 13 minutes
  • Country: Spain, USA
French horror auteur Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension) directs this creepy tale of a couple who encounters a vicious stranger in the woods, who has plans to add them to his rather unique collection. But by injecting humor into this horrific scenario, the experience invites audiences to laugh between the screams. |Read More
Horror, Comedy, Thriller

CHICKEN, THE FISH AND THE KING CRAB

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: José Luis López-Linares
  • Country: Spain
Famed Spanish chef Jesús Almagro permits cameras to follow his preparations for the "Bocuse d'Or" cooking contest, pitting him against 23 international contenders for the title of "World's Best Chef." Thrilling, captivating… and mouthwatering. Co-hosted with Instituto Cervantes, The Cultural Center of Spain in New York. |Read More
Documentary

FERMAT'S ROOM

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Rodrigo Sopeña and Luis Piedrahita
  • Country: Spain
The walls are closing in-literally-on four brainiac mathematicians with shadowy pasts in this über tense debut. These strangers have all been brought together by the mysterious Fermat to solve their most profound equation yet: Why is someone trying to kill them? Co-hosted with Instituto Cervantes, The Cultural Center of Spain in New York. |Read More
Thriller

FISH CHILD

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Lucía Puenzo and Lucía Puenzo
  • Country: France, Spain, Argentina
Likened to a bold Argentine Thelma and Louise, Lucía Puenzo's follow-up to her Cannes winner XXY wraps a passionate love story in the arms of a pulsating thriller. When an upper-class Argentine falls for her family's sultry Paraguayan maid, the two make plans to run away together, but their hope for escape is derailed when shocking secrets become unveiled. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)

HAIRY TOOTH FAIRY

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Juan Pablo Buscarini
  • Country: Spain, Argentina
When Lucía loses a tooth, she is consoled to know that the Hairy Tooth Fairy, Pérez, will bring money in exchange. Pérez lives happily on a boat with hundreds of other mice, but tonight he encounters danger, and Lucía and a friend must set out to save him. This fascinating adventure will keep you on the edge of your seat. Ages 10+ |Read More
Animation

INVISIBLES

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Country: Spain
Giving voice to those silenced by international indifference, Academy Award®-nominated actor Javier Bardem teams with Doctors Without Borders to produce this powerful collection of short films. Five acclaimed directors shed light on heroic, yet unsung humanitarian efforts to combat international crises, which have thus far remained invisible. In Spanish, English, Lwo, Kiluba and Swahili. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Documentary

LOVE, PAIN & VICE VERSA

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Alfonso Pineda-Ulloa
  • Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
This stirring and moody psychological thriller finds two strangers subconsciously linked when their recurring dreams begin to topple their reality. Featuring strong performances by the sizzling Bárbara Mori (La mujer di mi hermano) and Leonardo Sbaraglia (Intacto). |Read More
Thriller

MADEINUSA

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Country: Spain, Peru
The title heroine of this stunning debut work lives in a remote Andean village where, every Easter weekend, the villagers live sinfully without fear of celestial reprisal. When our ostensible hero blows into town from the big city and meets the heroine, what could spin into a classic fairy-tale takes a surreal, satisfying turn. |Read More