Join us for a Mediterranean Summer Special film season featuring great independent Spanish cinema to brighten up your staycation.

A selection of films that include festival favourites and most of the big winners at the Goya Awards 2021. We recover some of the brilliant films that were part of the Catalan Film Festival and add some of our favourite Spanish films of the year. A selection of seven gorgeous films that couldn’t be shown in Scotland in the past year due to the pandemic, and will now feature in Scotland’s favourite cinemas: Filmhouse Edinburgh, Glasgow Film Theatre and the Institut Francais d’Ecosse.

A first-class selection of cinema, from mesmerising, visually stunning cinematic experiences (Lua Vermella, My Mexican Bretzel) to key films to rethink a political, ethical, social and emotional memory of contemporary Spain (Josep, The Year of the Discovery). Two great documentaries (Can You Hear Me?, La Nova Escola), and the winner of the 2021 Goya Award for Best Film: Las Niñas (Pilar Palomero) the latest gem from a long list of brilliant child-focused Spanish films.

Edinburgh Filmhouse – SAT 24 JULY – Tickets Here
Institut Francais d’Ecosse – FRI 30 & SAT 31 JULY – Tickets Here

Best Film, Best New Director, Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay at the Goya Awards


MY MEXICAN BRETZEL by Nuria Gimenez Lorang
Edinburgh Filmhouse – SUN 25 JULY – Tickets Here
Institut Francais d’Ecosse – FRI 30 & SAT 31 JULY – Tickets Here
Glasgow Film Theatre – SAT 07 AUGUST – Tickets Here

Found Footage Award at IFFR Rotterdam 2020 and Winner of 3 Gaudi Awards


Edinburgh Filmhouse – THURS 22 JULY – Tickets Here

Berlinale (World Premiere), New Directors/New Films MoMa NY, Festival de Málaga 2020, Spain – Best Film (Zonazine)


THE YEAR OF THE DISCOVERY by Luis López Carrasco
Glasgow Film Theatre – SUN 8 AUGUST – Tickets Here

Best Documentary, Best Editing at the Goya Awards 2021. Cinéma du Réel Paris – Best Film, Grand Prix Winner, NYFF- New York Film Festival


JOSEP by Aurel
Institut Francais d’Ecosse – THURS 29 JULY – Tickets Here
Glasgow Film Theatre – FRI 06 AUGUST – Tickets Here

César Award for Best Animated Film, Best European Animated Feature – European Film Awards , Annecy 2020, Cannes 2020


JAUME PLENSA – CAN YOU HEAR ME? by Pedro Ballesteros
Edinburgh Filmhouse – FRI 23 JULY – Tickets Here


LA NOVA ESCOLA by Ventura Durall  (In Partnership with Take One Action)
Institut Francais d’Ecosse – WED 28 JULY – Tickets Here


Don’t miss this wave of Mediterranean heat coming to the Institut Francais Ecosse!

A Special Summer Season supported by Screen Scotland, Institut Ramon Llull, Instituto Cervantes London, Film Hub Scotland and BFI FAN.



Catalan Film Festival 2020

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