The Spanish Film Screenings for Europe, held on the Canary Island of Lanzarote, has unveiled the line-up of films set to premiere and screen at this year's second annual edition (Nov 29-Dec 1).
Most of Spain's leading production outfits are represented in the 33 films confirmed for screening. This year, buyers from the US and Asia have been added to the invitation list.
Among the films set to premiere at Lanzarote are Ventura Pons' Anita No Pierde El Tren (formerly Anita Amorosa), Manuel Iborra's Tiempos De Azucar and Roberto Lazaro's Leyenda De Fuego.
Other highly anticipated titles screening at Lanzarote include Susan Seidelman's Gaudi Afternoon and Christopher Monger's That Girl From Rio, both English-language pictures from Lolafilms; Vicente Molina Foix's Sagitario, starring Angela Molina and Eusebio Poncela, produced by Fernando Colomo; Eva Lesmas' El Palo, starring Carmen Maura, Adriana Ozores and Maribel Verdu; and Cecilia Barriga's Time's Up.
Last year's inaugural event was marred by recurring technical difficulties which Screenings director Teodoro Rios says he hopes to avoid this year with a switch to DVD technology.
The Screenings are sponsored by the Canary Islands and Lanzarote governments, the Ministry of Culture and the Spanish producers' federation (FAPAE), among others.