¡Viva! – 19th Spanish and Latin American Film Festival 08 – 24 March 2013

Details for the 19th edition of ¡Viva!, Cornerhouse’s annual internationally acclaimed Spanish language Film Festival have been announced today.


Showcasing the best in new Spanish and Latin American cinema, the 2013 Festival programme will include special guests appearances, premieres and previews alongside an exciting array of feature films, documentaries, director Q&A’s and the first UK public solo exhibition by Mexican video installation and performance artist Yoshua Okón.


Now in its 19th year, the Festival’s multitudinous repertoire will include a Spanish werewolf comedy complete with splatter gore, monsters and cute canine sidekick (Los Lobos de Arga), a spectacular silent film presenting an inventive and amusing translation of Snow White to the bull-fighting world of 1920s Seville (Blancanieves), and hard-hitting but heart-warming drama Chocó, about a poor Colombian mother struggling to cope with her abusive husband.


Presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes, Manchester, the 2013 Festival programme is the most ambitious to date, featuring blockbusters, small independent feature films and documentaries in Spanish language as well as a film in Catalan. Kepa Gonzalez, Cultural Director of Instituto Cervantes, commented:

We really look forward to the new edition of ¡Viva!. There will be something to enjoy for everyone.

The Festival will feature many exciting events including workshops, visits from film personalities, a wonderful selection of films, a final party at Cervantes and not to forget an exhibition by Mexican artist Yoshua Okón, offering an alternative presentation of the Guatemalan Civil war. ”