la mirada jewels of spanish cinema

in the city of sylvia
In The City of Sylvia

Co-programmed by Pedro Almodóvar, this year's festival features a section of films on flamenco and writer Paul Auster as a special guest curator.

Thursday 3 April - Sunday 13 April 2008
Full $13 Concession $10
5 Session Pass: Full $55 Concession $45
(excludes opening and closing films)


A visually fascinating tale, starring the charismatic Juan José Ballesta. Followed by Opening Night party.

death of a cyclist

A couple having an illicit affair accidentally run over a cyclist and leave him to die.


Three female detectives investigating other people's secrets are forced to confront their own.

los tarantos

Features the legendary flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya.

the legend of time

A heartwarming film that tells the story of gypsy boy and a Japanese teenager on the island of San Fernando.

the road to saint diego

Tati is a penniless man obsessed with soccer legend Diego Maradona.

flamenco for the love of god

An insight into Amor de Dios, arguably the most important flamenco dance academy in the world.


An essential piece of work for all lovers of flamenco art.

solitary fragments

When single mother Adela leaves her village to start a new life in Madrid, a devastating event shatters her whole being.

living utopia

A unique documentary about the 1936 Spanish Revolution.


A cult phenomenon in Spain. Selected by Pedro Almodóvar.

in the city of sylvia

As a young man searches for a woman in Strasbourg, his voyeuristic gaze becomes our own.

la mirada de paul auster

Paul Auster's favourite Spanish film of all time to be unveiled on the night.


A satiric and tragicomic portrait of Spanish society. Selected by Pedro Almodóvar.


This endearing film will elicit tears of laughter and emotion.

flamenco dancers

The film focuses on four of the most original and innovative flamenco dancers.

the spirit and mystery of flamenco

This film presents the expressive purity and the depth of flamenco art.

the oxford murders

The most highly anticipated Spanish film of the year.

the little flat

This darkly-comic story follows Petrita and Rodolfo, who have been engaged for twelve years.

life ahead

A comedy about a young couple. Followed by Closing Night party.

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