SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL 2019 – interview with Paulette Arvizu


The Spanish Film Festival screens at Palace Cinemas around Australia from April 16 through to May 26. This year it also incorporates the Cine Latino Film Festival, featuring a selection of some of the best films from the Latin American region. There is also a spotlight celebrating the talent of female directors with 11 films directed by female filmmakers. The opening night film is Champions, the award-winning comedy from Javier Fesser, which was the biggest box office attraction in Spain last year. The closing night film is Pedro Almodovar’s 1988 comedy Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown. This year the festival serves up a mix of comedies, dramas, thrillers and documentaries. Greg spoke to festival artistic director Paulette Arvizu to find out more.

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