The Trip to Spain

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United Kingdom | 2017 | 115 minutes | Michael Winterbottom

The team of Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, and director Michael Winterbottom embark on another hilarious culinary road trip, taking their appetites to the finest dining regions of picturesque Spain, trading impressions and banter over paella, gazpacho, and lots of wine.


Film Only: $14 | $12 Members

It's Saturday night and time to party! SIFF features a screening of The Trip to Spain, followed by a reception at our new SIFF Lounge at the Pan Pacific Hotel.

Film + Party: $25 | $23 Members
Includes admission to the film, entry to the post-film party, and two drink tickets.

FILM: AMC Pacific Place
PARTY: SIFF Lounge (21+)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

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SIFF Cinema Uptown

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Pack your bag, your passport, and your Pepto-Bismol—it's time for another culinary holiday with Great Britain's funniest "frenemies." Back by no particular demand, director Michael Winterbottom completes the Trip trilogy as comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon continue their drive-by sampling of European cuisine. The deceptively simple idea began as a UK TV series with 2010's The Trip, a lightly fictionalized account of Coogan's assignment to review restaurants in northern England, joined by his friend Brydon for company and conversation. After The Trip was released theatrically, a follow-up, The Trip to Italy (SIFF 2014), adhered to the same formula but added a sour edge to the loose mockumentary style as one married character dabbled in infidelity. In the latest installment, the two aging pros are back at it, seamlessly blending sumptuous regional dishes with literate conversation, witty barbs, and near-constant one-upmanship. For all three films, the voice of Michael Caine deserves at least supporting-actor billing, considering the frequency with which Brydon and Coogan conjure his unique vocal stylings. Dueling Mick Jagger impersonations also make cameo appearances. It's just two middle-aged blokes mourning their youth and lost loves over endless tapas samplings—it shouldn't work, but the result is a subtle comic genius, thanks to the obvious affection between the two competitive companions. Check, ¡por favor!

Director Biography

Since his career began in the late 1980s, renowned English filmmaker Michael Winterbottom has become best known for Jude, A Mighty Heart, The Killer Inside Me, and 24 Hour Party People.

Sponsored by Huxley Wallace Collective, Great State Burger, Vestal, Westward, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, British Airways, Seattle Met

  • Director: Michael Winterbottom
  • Principal Cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Marta Barrio, Claire Keelan, Margo Stilley
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 115 minutes
  • Producer: Josh Hyams, Stefano Negri, Melissa Parmenter
  • Cinematographers: James Clarke
  • Editors: Mags Arnold, Paul Monaghan, Marc Richardson
  • Filmography: On the Road (2016); The Trip to Italy (2014); The Look of Love (2013); Everyday (2012); Trishna (2011); The Trip (2010); The Killer Inside Me (2010); A Mighty Heart (2007); The Road to Guantanamo (Doc, 2006); Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005); 9 Songs (2004); Code 46 (2003); In This World (2002); 24 Hour Party People (2002); The Claim (2000); Wonderland (1999); I Want You (1998); Welcome to Sarajevo (1997); Jude (1996); Go Now (1995); Butterfly Kiss (1995)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: IFC Films