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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 9, 2019

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Hola - Spanish Film Festival Brisbane

Hola – Spanish Film Festival Brisbane
Cathy Dee


Hola! The Spanish Film Festival is back in Brisbane for its 16th year and I hope you’re ready!

Mandatory food shot

Mandatory food shot

Last Thursday a friend and I got to go along to the media launch of the Spanish Film Festival. We arrived to free drinks by Estrella Damm and Torres Wine, as well as a chicken and chorizo paella cooking demonstration and tasting put on by the Spanish Learning Centre. The wine and paella was delicious and definitely put us in the mood for something Spanish.

We got to see, A Gun in Each Hand (una pistola en cada mano). The film takes a witty and brutally hilarious look at what it is like to be a 40-something man living in Spain and adapting to the changing gender roles of contemporary Spanish society. The film is split into a series six vignettes, all involving men humbly attempting to get what they want, but only winding up bewildered as the women in each story mercilessly flip the situations around. Each story is full of unexpected twists and turns that represents a true battle-of-the-sexes comedy, not to be missed!

gun in each handA Gun in Each Hand has been chosen as the opening film for the festival this year and in Brisbane opening night involves the screening and an after party with drinks, tapas and live entertainment. Other festival highlights include tapas and live jazz performances before the screening of Hold Up! Closing night kicks off with sangria (yum!) on arrival at the screening of Tristana.

The festival is in Brisbane from the 13 – 23 of June so be sure to make time to go along. The festival plays the best in contemporary cinema from Spain and Latin America so there will be something to suit all tastes! Adiós!



What? The 16th annual Spanish Film Festival

Where? Palace Centro – 39 James Street, Fortitude Valley

When? 13 – 23 June


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