5th Annual 'Festival of New Spanish Cinema' in Chicago

5th Annual 'Festival of New Spanish Cinema' in Chicago

In a special collaboration with Pragda, the Gene Siskel Film Center is integrating Pragda’s Festival of New Spanish Cinema with this year’s European Union Film Festival.

In its fifth consecutive year, the 2012 Festival of New Spanish Cinema consolidates itself as the most important itinerant festival of contemporary Spanish Cinema in North America. The Festival, which will take place this year from September 2012 to March 2013, will screen some of the riskiest and most innovative Spanish films of the year, while providing a space for the audience to discuss the pieces with the filmmakers.

Selected films include Paco Leon's Carmina or Blow Up (Carmina o Revienta, 2012), the popular phenomenon that has been winning over audiences since its release; Iceberg, an insightful study of adolescence directed by Gabriel Velázquez; Wilaya (2011), a window into the lives of a Sahrawi family living in a Saharan refugee camp directed by Pedro Perez Rosado; No Rest for the Wicked (No Habra Paz Para los Malvados, 2011), the film that swept the Goya Awards this year directed by Enrique Urbizu; The Double Steps (Los Pasos Dobles, 2011), Isaki Lacuesta’s gorgeously shot award-winning film; and Sleep Tight (Mientras Duermes, 2011), the latest fright by mastermind of suspense Jaume Balagueró.

Carmina or Blow Up
On Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 pm
On Saturday, March 9 at 5:15 pm
On Friday, March 8 at 6:00 pm
On Thursday, March14 at 6:00 pm
Madrid, 1987
On Sunday, March 17 at 5:15 pm
On Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00 pm
On Saturday, March 23 at 5:15 pm
On Tuesday, March 26 at 6:00 pm
The Double Steps
On Saturday, March 30 at 5:00 pm
On Monday, April 1 at 7:45 pm
Sleep Tight
On Sunday, March 31 at 3:00 pm
On Wednesday, April 3 at 7:45 pm

Buy tickets online. Chicago is the last stop of the 2012 Festival of New Spanish Cinema.

  • Film
  • Chicago
  • Mar 6, 2013Apr 3, 2013


Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60601

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Organized by Pragda, The Gene Siskel Film Center and the Insituto Cervantes with support of the Embassy of Spain, the Secretary of State for Culture-Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport and American Airlines.