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Spotlight on Spanish cinema

The University is hosting a range of events as part of Edinburgh’s first Spanish Film Festival.

World-renowned chef Andoni Luis Anduriz will present a culinary-inspired documentary in George Square Lecture Theatre on Friday 10 October.

The documentary - Mugaritz BSO - is based on Andoni’s Michelin-starred restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain.

The film screening will be followed by a question and answer session with the chef and a cocktail tasting with Brugal Rum.

Mugaritz BSO film screening

Tickets cost £20 (£17 for concessions).Includes a cocktail tasting with Brugal Rum.

Friday 10 October 2014, 3.30pm

Friday 10 October 2014, 5.30pm

50 George Sq. Lecture Theatre

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UK premier

Edinburgh’s Filmhouse will also host a range of film screenings and talks.

The UK premier of Icíar Bollaín’s In A Foreign Land will be screened as part of the programme. The film is about the 20,000 Spanish people now living in Edinburgh and was lauded at the San Sebastian Film Festival earlier this year.

The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with the Director Icíar Bollaín.

Further screenings include The Wild Ones, an award-winning film about the transition from childhood to adulthood, light-hearted comedy A Gun in Each Hand and introspective drama The Wishful Thinkers.

Dr Jose Saval, Reader in Hispanic Studies at the University, will also give a talk on the importance of the past in Hispanic countries after a screening of The Thirteen Roses - a historical drama based on a true story of 13 women executed after the Spanish Civil War

Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival

8 - 12 October 2014.

Details on all film screenings can be found in the programme.

Film Festival Programme

School screenings

There will also be a number of screenings for schoolchildren throughout Edinburgh.

Edinburgh College of Art is hosting a primary school event with a film and animation workshop.

The Filmhouse will screen family drama 15 Years and One Day - Spain’s entry for the Best Foreign Film Award and this year’s Academy Awards - followed by a talk on teenagers in Spanish cinema.

New festival

This is the inaugural year of the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival.

It has been curated by Marian A. Aréchaga, Senior Teaching Fellow, and colleagues in Hispanic Studies.

The festival has been produced in partnership with the Edinburgh Filmhouse.

Related Links

Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival

Festival programme

Hispanic Studies at the University

Filmhouse Cinema Edinburgh