2017 Films

Happy 140

On her 40th birthday, Elia gathers together a few select relatives and friends at a luxury country house to tell them some extraordinary news: she has won a jackpot of 140 million euros!

A Esmorga

The film documents a tense and intense 24 hours in the lives of three middle-aged drinking buddies.


Since their parents split up, Sara and her younger sister have lived with their mother, whose new partner is a woman. Everyday life for the four of them is very similar to that of other families. Not everyone sees it that way, however; her father, in particular, has his doubts.

My Big Night

My Big Night is an absurdist comedy full of colour, musical numbers and, of course, gags and gut-busting dialogue.

100 Metres

A film inspired by the amazing true story of Ramon Arroyo, a father-of-two and a sufferer of Multiple Sclerosis, who is told that he will never run 100 metres.


Centred around exclusive interview and performance footage of Chavela Vargas shot in 1991. This documentary is narrated by the woman herself. Chavela weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being.

A Residence Above the Clouds

Charles Piazzi Smyth, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, writer, artist and polymath decides to take state of the art telescopes and photographic equipment, carrying them 10,000ft above the clouds of Tenerife.

The Guernica Children

This documentary tells the story of the 4000 Basque children refugees who were evacuated to Britain in 1937 in the wake of the bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.


San Sebastian portrayed through the eyes of 15 filmmakers, with 12 short films giving 12 distinct portraits of the city. Both veterans and rising stars in the field of films made in the Gipuzkoa province of Spain come together in this film promoted by San Sebastian, European Capital of Culture 2016.

The Shortest Afternoon

A showcase of seven of the best short films directed by young talented directors from Castilla and León. Some of the directors will be with us for Q&A.

Marisa in the Woods

Marisa feels that she is taking a backseat in her own life. With nothing in the pipeline, no job or future, she focus’ on supporting her best friend, Mina, who’s inconsolable after breaking up with her boyfriend.

The Balance of Opposites

The balance of opposites came about very spontaneously. The director’s friendship with chef Javier Olleros led to this feature film on the events surrounding the closure of Olleros’s restaurant, el Culler de Pau.


A profound reflexion of family break-up which focuses on the surroundings of young hustlers who live in the outskirts of the city.

María (And Everybody Else)

Maria lost her mother when she was only 15 and has cared for her father and her siblings ever since. Her world comes crashing down around her when her father falls for his nurse.


Due to her mum’s illness, eleven-year-old Alba is sent to live with her eccentric and solitary dad, Igor, whom she has never met.

Zip & Zap and the Captain’s Island

Twins Zip and Zap have finally taken things too far. Their punishment: accompanying their parents on a business trip to a remote island so they can reflect on their behaviour.

Smoke and Mirrors

This tale of a man who fooled an entire country is inspired by true events. Francisco Paesa, one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades, is a man of many talents