The Seville Film Festival starts today and lasts till next Saturday, 15 November. Tonight Seville, whose Alcazar Palace was recently used as a set for the fifth season of one of TV's biggest series, Game of Thrones /?p=14234, hosts another major screen event - the 11th Seville European Film Festival.
As usual the festival is divided into sections, with around 120 works showing in total.
The sections include:
Official Selection - in competition for Giraldillo awards
Focus Europa - the invited country this year is Austria
Las Nuevas Olas - refreshing, original views from contemporary cinema
Short Matters! - Short films
SEFF Para Toda La Familia - family movies
Panorama Andaluz - Andalucian films
EFA - in competition for European Film Awards
These are some of the films which caught our eye, including a couple of intriguing creative genius biopics:
La Ignorancia de la Sangre
(Official Selection: 7 November at 12.30pm, Cines Sur Nervion, and 9pm, Teatro Lope de Vega; 8 November at 10pm, Nervion; 11 November at 12.15pm, Cines Sur Nervion)
Very loosely adapted from (or inspired by) the Richard Wilson thriller, The Blind Man of Seville, which was also made into an English TV series by Sky. A murder mystery, it is set in Seville and Tangiers. In Spanish. See trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sk7zT3GONs.
Mas Alla del Flamenco
(Panorama Andaluz: 12 November at 8.30pm, Teatro Lope de Vega)
This documentary looks at the most talented contemporary performers who are pushing the boundaries of flamenco baile as they appear at the 10th annual Flamenco Festival at Sadler's Wells Theatre in London. In English/Spanish. See trailer here http://vimeo.com/68679440.
Swim Little Fish Swim
(SEFF Joven: 8 November at 12.30pm, Cines Sur Nervion; 9 November at 7.15pm, Cines Sur Nervion; 15 November at 7pm, Teatro Alameda)
Franco-American comedy about an unconventional family in New York who take in a French lodger. In French/English. See trailer here http://swimlittlefishswim.com/en/trailer/
(Official Selection: 12 November at 12 midday and 5.15pm, Cines Sur Nervion; 13 November at 10.15pm, Cines Sur Nervion)
Extremely well-reviewed Mike Leigh film about the English landscape painter William Turner, played by Timothy Spall who won an award at Cannes for his performance. In English. See trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn4zSR_5ioI
(Official Selection: 9 November at 9.30pm, Teatro Lope de Vega; 10 November at 10.15pm, Cines Sur Nervion)
Film about the French fashion legend Yves Saint Laurent, focusing on the 1960s and 1970s. Produced by Luc Besson. In French. See trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhkSXbmm-uQ
The films are showing at various venues around the city, including the multiplex at Nervion Plaza, Teatro Lope de Vega and Teatro Alameda.
For more information you can download the full programme here http://festivalcinesevilla.eu/uploads/descargas/PROGRAMA%20DE%20MANO%20SEFF%202014_web.pdf