The award-winning film “El ciudadano ilustre” will festively kick-off the countdown to the third edition of the Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival on April 25th | 8.30pm.
¡Spring is coming and with that ofcourse the annual return of the most original Spanish focused film festival in Holland! ASFF not only treats its amazingly dedicated audience to the best in contemporary, experimental and classic Spanish cinema, but also offers them the culinary highlights and spirits that Spain is known for.
Mark your calendars for our famous launch event at Pathe Tuschinski on April 25th during which we will premiere “El ciudadano ilustre” and toast to the approaching edition of ASFF starting on May 30th 2017.
Argentinean directorial duo Gaston Duprat and Mariano Cohn's latest film combines comedy, drama and suspense in a unique way. “El ciudadano ilustre” stars Oscar Martinez (“Paulina” and “Relatos salvajes”) as a Nobel-winning author leaving behind Barcelona to return to Salas, his birth village, to accept an illustrious prize. Divided into five chapters, the film follows Martinez on his comedic, artistic and heartfelt trip into Argentina that explores fame, family and fatality. This ferocious film about the miseries of human conditions won the Goya Award for Best Iberoamerican Film, Best Film and Best Actor at Venice Film Festival 2016 and is nominated eight times for this years’Argentina Academy Awards.
The launch event will set the tone for the upcoming third edition of the Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival that will run from May 30th till June 4th in Pathe Tuschinski, Pathe de Munt, Eye, het Ketelhuis and Bimhuis. In 2017 we will be bigger, better and even bolder with our film selection, stars, filmmakers, live music events, bites, wines, Q&A’s, workshops and exhibitions. We have been working hard to provide you with the unique experience that we pride ourselves with organizing since 2015. We cant wait to see you all again. Tot snel. Hasta pronto.
Enjoy complimentary wine, beer and jamón ibérico after the premiere to celebrate the festival programme launch!