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CARMEN Y LOLA
CHAMPIONS
HANDIA
HOLY CAMP!
LA ENFERMEDAD DEL DOMINGO
LOTS OF KIDS A MONKEY AND A CASTLE
TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE SECRET OF KING MIDAS
THE TRIBE

Thursday, October 11 – 7:30 PM
CHAMPIONS

Spain’s Official Oscar Submission! Los Angeles Premiere!

CHAMPIONS (CAMPEONES)

2018.
124 min.
Dir. Javier Fesser.

In this hilarious and touching box office hit, Marco Montes (Javier Gutiérrez) finds himself at that mercy of a judge after losing his prestigious coaching job and getting arrested in a drunk driving incident. Part of his sentence involves coaching a basketball team of men with disabilities - an opportunity that may be Marco’s one chance to pick himself up and lead a team of talented players to victory. “A comedic slam dunk.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Cast: Javier Gutierrez, Juan Margallo, Luis Bermejo, Itziar Castro.

Producers: Morena Films S.L, Películas Pendlenton S.A,Rey de Babia A.I.E, Sociedad Mercantil Corporación de Radio de Televisión Española S.A.U, Telefónica Estudios S.L.U.

Sales Agent: Latido.

Discussion after the feature with director Javier Fesser, followed by a reception at The Egyptian Theatre for all ticket holders.

Friday, October 12 - 10:00 AM
TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE SECRET OF KING MIDAS

STUDENT SCREENING: SPECIAL SCREENING FOR STUDENTS – BY SCHOOLS’ INVITATION ONLY.

TADEO JONES 2: EL SECRETO DEL REY MIDAS

2017.
Spain.
85 min.
Paramount
Dir. David Alonso & Enrique Gato.

Self-proclaimed international explorer Tadeo Jones is back for another adventure in this 2018 Goya winner for Best Animated Film. After a two-year separation following their expedition in Peru, Tadeo (Óscar Barberán) and Sara (Michelle Jenner) reunite in a quest to find King Midas’ necklace. Hot on their trails is greedy millionaire Jack Rackham (Miguel Ángel Jenner), who kidnaps Sara, the only person who knows where the parts of the necklace are located. It is all up to Tadeo and his band of misfits, including fellow-adventurer Tiffany (Adriana Ugarte), some animal friends, and one loudmouthed mummy, to stop Rackham and save the day.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Friday, October 12 – 5:30 PM

[Spielberg] Recent Spanish Cinema Roundtable, 60 min. Join us for a panel discussion with filmmakers
and actors attending this year’s Recent Spanish Cinema series.

This is a free event. First come, first served.


Friday, October 12 – 7:30 PM
HOLY CAMP

Los Angeles Premiere!

HOLY CAMP! (LA LLAMADA)

2017.
108 min.
Dirs. Javier Ambrossi, Javier Calvo.

In this delightful musical, aspiring teen reggaeton singers María (Macarena García) and Susana (Anna Castillo) just want to have a good time, and a mandatory trip to the Catholic camp La Brújula seems far from fun. But after an encounter with God (Richard Collins-Moore) - who turns out to have a musical side of his own - the girls find that their dreams and their religion might not be mutually exclusive. A smash hit in Spain, HOLY CAMP! earned five Goya nominations and a win for Best Original Song (“La Llamada”).

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Cast: Mararena García, Anna Castillo, Belen Cuesta.

Producers: Apache Films S.L, Lo Hacemos y Ya Vemos S.L, Sábado Películas S.L.

Sales Agent: Film Factory.

US Distributor: NETFLIX.

Friday, October 12 – 8:00 PM

[Spielberg] Free Screening! Recent Spanish Shorts, 90 min. Join us for an evening of some of the best new short films to come out of Spain this year. This is a free program - first come, first served.

Co-presented by NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (http://www.nfmla.org/).

Friday, October 12 – 9:30 PM
HANDIA

Los Angeles Premiere!

THE GIANT (HANDIA)

2017.
114 min.
Dirs. Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño.

In this gripping period piece based on actual events, veteran Martín (Joseba Usabiaga) makes a shocking discovery upon returning home from the First Carlist War: his younger brother Joaquín (Eneko Sagardoy) has become the world’s tallest man. As the brothers try to profit on Joaquín’s worsening condition with a circus act travelling across Europe, they face a host of obstacles that test the limits of their beliefs and loyalties. A moving drama about sibling relationships, THE GIANT won an impressive 10 Goya Awards, including Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best New Actor (Sagardoy). “…[A] film at once fantastic, allegorical and deeply poetic.” - Luis Martínez, El Mundo.

In Spanish and Basque with English subtitles.

Cast: Eneko Sagardoy, Ramon Aguirre.

Producers: Aundiya Films A.I.E,Irusoin S.A,Kowalski Films S.L,Moriarti Produkzioak S.L.

Sales Agent: Film Factory.

Saturday, October 13 – 7:30 PM
LA ENFERMEDAD DEL DOMINGO

Los Angeles Premiere!

SUNDAY’S ILLNESS (LA ENFERMEDAD DEL DOMINGO)

2018.
113 min.
Dir. Ramón Salazar.

Bárbara Lennie (EVERYBODY KNOWS, PETRA) and Susi Sánchez (THE SKIN I LIVE IN) star in this critically acclaimed drama as a mother and daughter who spend several days together in a remote countryside cabin, breaking a 30-year estrangement. The two women know nothing about each other beyond the obvious disparity in their lifestyles, and a history of betrayal makes an awkward ten days even more painful - but the daughter’s reason for her return is perhaps not so malicious, and there may be a path to reconciliation after all. “It’s a powerful look at the durability of parent-child bonds as well as a fascinating psychological thriller about what it takes to heal such a rift when it seems irreparable.” - Eric Kohn, IndieWire.

In Spanish and French with English subtitles.

Cast: Barbara Lennie, Susi Sanchez, Miguel Ángel Solá.

Producers: On Cinema 2017 A.I.E,Zeta Cinema S.L.

Sales Agent: Zeta Cinema.

US Distributor: NETFLIX.

Discussion after the feature with director Ramón Salazar.


Saturday, October 13 – 9:30 PM
THE TRIBE

Los Angeles Premiere!

THE TRIBE (LA TRIBU)

2018.
90 min.
Dir. Fernando Colomo.

After losing everything due to an embarrassing viral video, former CEO Fidel (Paco León) reunites with his estranged birth mother in an effort to start anew. To his surprise, he finds that his mother Virginia (famed Spanish actress Carmen Machi) is a cleaning woman with a peculiar obsession: street dancing. Sucked into joining her dance group, “The Mommies,” Fidel discovers a new talent and passion for life as he grows closer to Virginia. THE TRIBE is a crowd-pleasing musical blockbuster sure to have audiences laughing, singing and crying in equal measures. “Paco León is an unstoppable, always surprising and nuanced visual comic.” - Fausto Fernandez, Fotogramas.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Cast: Carmen Machi, Paco Leon.

Producers: Atresmedia Cines S.L, Mod Pictures S.L, Mod Producciones S.L.

Sales Agent: Film Factory.

US Distributor: NETFLIX.

Discussion after the feature with guests TBC

Saturday, October 13 – 8:00 PM
CARMEN Y LOLA

[Spielberg] Los Angeles Premiere!

CARMEN Y LOLA

2018.
103 min.
Dir. Arantxa Echevarria.

Making her feature film debut, writer-director Arantxa Echevarria creates an impassioned love story both universal and sharply specific, following the blossoming romance of two young gypsy girls. Carmen (Rosy Rodriguez) and Lola (Zaira Morales) find freedom in each other’s company as they experience a true sense of identity for the first time. But as their relationship grows deeper, they face fallout from Madrid’s traditional Roma community. Featuring a vibrant cast of first-time actors, CARMEN Y LOLA premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight) and marks the start of a promising filmmaking career.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Elenco: Zaira Morales, Rosy Rodriguez.

Productores: TVTEC Servicios Audiovisuales S.L.

Sales Agent: Latido.

Sunday, October 14 – 7:30 PM
LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY, AND A CASTLE

LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY, AND A CASTLE (MUCHOS HIJOS, UN MONO Y UN CASTILLO)

2017.
90 min.
Dir. Gustavo Salmerón.

Famed Spanish actor Gustavo Salmerón (MENSAKA, ASFALTO) makes his directorial debut with this intimate documentary about his mother, Julita. Through a series of interviews, the film walks us through the woman’s entire life, including her past accomplishments, lost dreams and future hopes, creating a loving portrait that is both universal and deeply personal. The film has become a surprise favorite among Spanish audiences, as well as winner of Best Documentary at the 2018 Goya Awards. “A celebration of the life of an extraordinary woman with whom most viewers will probably also have fallen in love by the time the credits roll.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Elenco: Julita Salmeron, Gustavo Salmeron.

Productores:Sueños Despiertos Producciones Cinematográficas S.L.

Sales Agent: DogWoof Ltda.

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