Viva la fiesta! Presented by Palace, The Moro Spanish Film Festivals full programme features a sensational line-up of the finest Spanish language cinema from Spain and Latin America features for some reel inspiración.

This year’s Festival features famous faces, including Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Javier Bardem, Oscar Martínez, Paco León and Blanca Portillo along with exciting new talent and will be screening nationally at Palace Cinemas from April 20 to May 18.

The rich programme of thirty-four films consists of twenty-one features from Spain, ten from across Latin America including Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay and the Dominican Republic and another three from Australia and the USA and features a wide range of genres from period-set drama, documentary, realist drama, to satire and riotous comedy.

Opening the Festival is the Australian Premiere of the much-anticipated OFFICIAL COMPETITION (Competencia oficial). Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, and Oscar Martínez star in Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat’s ingenious, icy behind-the-scenes satire of moviemaking.

The Festival Special presentation is LANGUAGE LESSONS, a charming and award-winning comedy about a Spanish teacher and her student, whose online connection takes on far more importance than either could have anticipated. It stars Natalie Morales and Mark Duplass.

To honour oe of the great couples in modern cinema, this year’s festival features a special focus on Oscar Winners Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem with two titles in which they co-star – JAMÓN JAMÓN, their first film together which is celebrating its 30th anniversary and LOVING PABLO, based on Virginia Vallejo´s bestselling memoir about her love affair with notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar – plus Cruz’s latest collaboration with Pedro Almodovar, PARALLEL MOTHERS.

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