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10,000KM

Spain | 2014 | 99 minutes | Carlos Marques-Marcet

SIFF 2014 Best New Director: Grand Jury Prize

Festival screenings have passed. Playing at SIFF Cinema June 13.
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Is long distance the wrong distance? Even the most passionate relationships can succumb to the stress of physical separation. The steamy bond between Alex (Natalia Tena, "Game of Thrones") and Sergio (David Verdaguer) is enacted through video-chats, texts, status updates and phone calls, as Alex leaves Barcelona for LA.

Cannibal

Spain | 2013 | 117 minutes | Manuel Martín Cuenca

In this seductive slow-burning thriller, a Granada tailor with a hidden fondness for the taste of human flesh is shocked to find that he may have fallen in love with his next potential victim.

Family United

Spain | 2013 | 95 minutes | Daniel Sánchez Arévalo

In this Spanish comedy, a wedding gathering coincides with the 2010 soccer World Cup final. The family must deal with secrets, infidelity, and a comic range of misunderstandings before the game ends and the knot is tied.

Ignasi M.

Spain | 2013 | 85 minutes | Ventura Pons

Join Ignasi Millet, larger-than-life Catalan connoisseur, museum expert, father of two, gay, HIV-positive, and ebullient conversationalist, as he shares provocative and inspirational thoughts on art, religion, sex, and politics.

Living is Easy With Eyes Closed

Spain | 2013 | 108 minutes | David Trueba

It’s 1966 and Antonio is using Beatles’ songs to teach English. When he learns that John Lennon is filming in Almería he rushes to meet his idol, with two young misfits along for the ride, in this captivatingly lyrical road movie. Best Film, Best Director, 2014 Goya Awards.

Story of My Death

Spain | 2013 | 148 minutes | Albert Serra

In his dying days, Casanova lives solemnly with his servant in rainy, moody 18th century Europe. Before he dies he meets a dark force in the form of Dracula, and together they discuss life’s greatest pleasures.

Tapas!

Get a taste of this year’s best and boldest batch of Spanish short films.

Witching and Bitching

Spain | 2013 | 110 minutes | Álex de la Iglesia

Festival screenings have passed. Playing at SIFF Cinema July 18 & 19. Click here for more.

Divorced dad Jose and his pals are on the run after a botched burglary, carrying 25,000 cursed golden rings into Basque country, where a coven of bloodthirsty witches exact revenge on behalf of all women.

Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang

Spain | 2013 | 92 minutes | Óskar Santos

Spain’s most beloved mischief-makers are Zip and Zap, two brothers sent to a strict summer boarding school in this Goonies-esque caper.