Lovers and professionals in the Spanish film industry have their eyes set in Malaga these days. The Andalusian city hosts, between 7th and 16th of April, the Spanish Movies Malaga Film Festival, where for ten days they will premiere true works of art that will show the quality of the Spanish film industry.
At a time when the Spanish film industry is not at its best, this type of events are an indication of the talent and professionalism of filmmakers, actors and audiovisual professionals has not limits.
The Malaga Festival, which started in 1998, celebrates this year its eighteenth anniversary. An evolution that has not been halted in their objective of promoting the Spanish film industry, and situate Malaga as a reference in this cultural field.
Although the event includes different sections, all eyes are on the films competing in the official section of the festival. “Hablar” by the Spanish director Joaquín Oristrell, will be the film that inaugurates the event. This movie was filmed with a single shot, that takes place between the theatre and cinema, will be followed by other films that have generated a lot of expectations.
“Sexo facil, peliculas tristes” is also part of the official movie selection. It is a romantic comedy with which Alejo Flah makes his directorial debut. Manuela Moreno will also be present with her latest work, “Como sobrevivir a una despedida”, a comedy that narrates the adventures of five girlfriends in their twenties.
The popular Isabel Coixet will present in Malaga his latest film “Aprendiendo a Vivir” (Learning a conducir), which will be released in Spain on the 15th of May. Another much awaited film is “Tiempo sin aire” by Andres Luque, a thriller about a woman that was murdered by the Colombia Guerrila. Other films that are included in the official section of the festival includes “Matar el Tiempo”, by Antonio Hernandez, and the drama about a friendship union, “Los exiliados romanticos”, by Jonas Trueba.
This festival is the perfect excuse to visit this beautiful andalusian city. In order to enjoy the experience to the fullest, we recommend that you stay at Petit Palace Plaza Malaga Hotel, from where you can discover the charms of the Old Town of Malaga, or the always lively street of Marques de Larios.