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SCHOOLGIRLS
LAS NIÑAS
2020, Match Factory, 97 min, Spain, Dir: Pilar Palomero

Pilar Palomero’s award-winning directorial debut is a coming-of-age story set in a provincial Spanish city in the early 1990s. Celia (Andrea Fandos) is an introverted Catholic schoolgirl who lives with her widowed mother (Natalia de Molina). When a new classmate from Barcelona, Brisa (Zoe Arnao), brings with her the winds of change from the big city, Celia hurls herself into adolescence and discovers that the world is much bigger than her conservative upbringing has prepared her for. “The new unexpected gem of Spanish cinema … one of the most outstanding and exciting Spanish films in the last few years…” - Marta Medina, El Confidencial. Named Best Film at the Málaga Spanish Film Festival.


KIKI, LOVE TO LOVE
KIKI, EL AMOR SE HACE
2016, Strand Releasing, 102 min, Dir: Paco León

Through interwoven stories, five couples revel in and struggle with sexual fetishes in one of Spain’s biggest box office hits of the year. Actor-director Paco León’s (CARMINA OR BLOW UP) kinky comedy recalls the uninhibited spirit of Pedro Almodóvar with a knack for hilarious set pieces that is uniquely his own. “Throughout, KIKI skillfully straddles the line between the comedy you’d expect and the compassion which makes it work at a deeper level.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter. In Spanish with English subtitles.


LIVING IS EASY WITH EYES CLOSED
VIVIR ES FÁCIL CON LOS OJOS CERRADOS
2013, Outsider Pictures, 108 min, Spain, Dir: David Trueba

This charming road movie, inspired by actual incidents, earned six Goya Awards, including Best Film and two for writer-director David Trueba. In 1966, teacher and Beatles fan Antonio (a superb Javier Camara) learns that John Lennon is filming HOW I WON THE WAR in Almeria, Spain, and sets off to meet his hero, joined by a pair of young runaways. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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