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¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Festival 2017

¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Festival 2017
¡Viva! Festival is a venue-wide celebration of Spanish and Latin American culture in Manchester. It brings a specially selected programme of film, theatre and visual art from across the Spanish-speaking world. The film programme features the best in new Spanish and Latin American filmmaking, presenting an exciting line-up including UK premieres and filmmaker Q&As, with works from new and established directors in Spain, and Spanish-speaking Latin America.

This edition commemorates the 40th anniversary of the abolition of censorship in Spain with a special focus on the transition to democracy era, La Transición. It includes films from and about the period, a theatre piece reflecting the theme and a major contemporary group visual art group exhibition reacting to the hedonistic counterculture movement La Movida.

The film programme features the best in new Spanish and Latin American filmmaking, an exciting line-up of around 25 films including multiple UK premieres and a number of filmmaker post-screening Q&As, with works from both new and established directors in Spain and Spanish-speaking Latin America. It includes 10-15 Spanish films, with at least 1 in the Basque language and at least 1 in Catalan. There is also the long-standing free Spanish-language event led by the Instituto Cervantes, in which language learners can engage in debate and discuss a wide variety of issues raised in the film programme. 

AC/E supports the participation of director Marina Seresesky and producer Álvaro Lavín that will host a post-screening Q&A after their films show.
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