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Spanish cinema shines in Nantes

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- Starring Álex de la Iglesia, with a plethora of guests and a busy programme, Brittany's Spanish cinema festival will be one not to miss.

Spanish cinema shines in Nantes

Over 50 guests will join the West of France for the 22th edition of the Nantes Spanish Film Festival (from March 15 to 27) to be opened by the caustic As Luck would Have It [+see also:
film review
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interview: Álex de la Iglesia
interview: Álex de la Iglesia
film profile
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by Álex de la Iglesia, a director who will be honoured in person at the event through the screening of six of his films.

The main competition for the Jules Verne Jury Award will include Madrid 1987 [+see also:
trailer
interview: María Valverde
film profile
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by David Trueba (recently screened at Sundance in the World Dramatic section), the poignant Don't Be Afraid [+see also:
film review
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interview: Montxo Armendáriz
film profile
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(No tengas miedo) by Montxo Armendáriz, The Sleeping Voice [+see also:
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(La voz dormida) by Benito Zambrano (unveiled at San Sebastian - read the review - and awarded three Goya 2012 awards, notably for best supporting actress and most promising actress), Iceberg [+see also:
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by Gabriel Velázquez (discovered in February in Rotterdam - review), and Katmandú, un espejo en el cielo [+see also:
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(lit. "Kathmandu, a mirror in the sky") by Icíar Bollaín (read the interview).

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The Opera Prima competition section will notably present two much-talked-about films: the futuristic Eva [+see also:
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trailer
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by Kike Maillo (well-received out of competition in Venice - read the article - to be released in France on March 21 by Wild Bunch Distribution) and the animation feature Wrinkles [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ignacio Ferreras
interview: Ignacio Ferreras
film profile
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by Ignacio Ferreras (winner at the 2012 Goya in its category, and for best adapted scenario). Also to be screened are Bi anai (lit. "Two brothers") by Imanol Rayo (discovered at the last San Sebastián Film Festival), Urteberri on, amona! [+see also:
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(lit. "Happy New Year, Grandma!") by Telmo Esnal, and the collective film Puzzled love.

A Fantasy Night will include Spanish blockbuster Torrente 4 [+see also:
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by Santiago Segura, a zombie hunt in Juan de los muertos [+see also:
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(lit. "John of the dead") by Alejandro Burgués and Intruders [+see also:
film review
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interview: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
film profile
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by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo with an all-star European cast including Clive Owen, Carice van Houten, Daniel Brühl, and Pilar López de Ayala.

Also in the programme will be a Town and Cinema selection with, among others, Five Meters Square [+see also:
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interview: Max Lemcke
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by Max Lemcke, Futures Market by Mercedes Álvarez and Medianeras [+see also:
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(lit. "Sidewalls") by Gustavo Taretto. Finally, the festival will close with the very worrying Sleep Tight [+see also:
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film profile
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by Jaume Balagueró.

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(Translated from French)

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