Festival of New Spanish Cinema 2016 in Portland

  • Film
  • Portland
  • Thu, February 11 —
    Sat, February 27, 2016
Festival of New Spanish Cinema 2016 in Portland

The official traveling festival about the new trends in Spanish Cinema returns to Portland as part of the 39th Portland International Film Festival.

Launching 9 years ago, this selective slate of premieres highlights impressive productions from Spain, in a vast breadth of styles, techniques, and approaches employed by distinctive filmmakers today. With titles that ranges every genre, Festival of New Spanish Cinema brings to our audiences the best filmmaking produced this year. Some of the featured directors are established auteurs, while others have recently emerged on the international festival scene, snagging top prizes and critical acclaim. Do not miss this year selection specially presented by Pragda and SPAIN arts & culture. We have a film for every taste!

When a Tree Falls (Amama)

  • Directed by Asier Altuna, Spain, 2015, 103 minutes.
  • On Monday, February 15 at 3:30 pm (Moreland Theater). Buy tickets.
  • On Tuesday, February 23 at 6:00 pm (Roseway Theater). Buy tickets.

The story of a family; the story of a conflict. The rural and the urban, the past and the present, parents and their offspring: opposing ways of life struggle against one another whilst, in eloquent silence, the grandmother —Amama— watches her family’s destiny unfold.​

Marshland (Isla Mínima)

  • Directed by Alberto Rodríguez, Spain, 2014, 115 minutes.
  • On Friday, February 19 at 8:30 pm (Cinema 21) Buy tickets.
  • On Monday, February 22 at 6:00 pm (Whitsell Auditorium) Buy tickets.

The Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters –both detectives in the homicide division– to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ideology, detectives Juan and Pedro must put aside their differences if they are to successfully hunt down a killer who for years has terrorized a community in the shadow of a general disregard for women rooted in a misogynistic past. From the creators of Unit 7, Marshland is the new thrilling movie by talented director Alberto Rodriguez, who surprised us with Unit 7 and 7 Virgins.


Venue map

Northwest Film Center, 934 Southwest Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97205


General admission: $12; Portland Art Museum, youth and senior: $11; children, groups (10 or more; Sunday-Thursday screenings only) and Silver Screen Club friend: $9.

More information

39th Portland International Film Festival


Curated and organized by Pragda and SPAIN arts & culture. Presented by NW Film Center. With the support of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports and the Film and Audiovisual Arts Institute (ICAA) of Spain. In collaboration with Cinelandia.



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