Get Cultured at Adelaide's Own Spanish Film Festival


If a taste of Spain is what you are craving, The Palace Cinemas are celebrating their 21st annual Spanish Film Festival at the end of April. The film festival celebrates Spanish culture, language and traditions, both old and new. With directors, producers and actors from Spain, Mexico and many other Latin countries, this festival will open your eyes to the rich heritage Spain has to offer.

With 25 films to catch, in two locations in Adelaide, there is something to suit everyone’s tastes. And don’t worry, you won’t need to be well versed in the intricacies of Spanish language, sub-titles are of course provided.

Standout films this year include ‘The Tribe’ which follows the journey of a part time cleaner/ part time street dancer reuniting with her long lost son, or ‘Loving Pablo’ starring well-known actors Javier Bardem as Pablo Escobar and Penelope Cruz as his long-time lover. For the kids there is ‘Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret King’ an obvious nod to Indiana Jones, or everyone’s new favourite, Disney Pixar’s Coco, playing in Spanish.  

Finishing off the festival will be cult classic Pan’s Labyrinth from critically acclaimed Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro, who more recently released The Shape of Water. The Spanish Film Festival runs from the 26th of April through to the 13th of May. Films will be showing at both the Palace Cinemas in East End, as well as the Palace Cinemas in Prospect.