The sixth annual Spanish Film Festival of Malaga (April 25-May 3) will include tributes to director Manuel Gutierrez Aragon and actor Imanol Arias.
Malaga will also present a posthumous homage to Juan Antonio Bardem, director of 1950's classics like Death Of A Cyclist (Muerte De Un Ciclista) and Main Street (Calle Mayor) and co-scripter of Bienvenido Mr Marshall.
Among Gutierrez Aragon's lengthy filmography as director are titles such as the recent Don Quixote, Knight Errant (El Caballero Don Quijote) and Demons In The Garden (Demonios En El Jardin).
Arias' popularity as a film and TV actor in Spain has grown recently with the success of his Wonder Years-esque retro TV series Cuentame Como Paso. Among his many film credits are Pedro Almodovar's Labyrinth of Passion (El Laberinto De Pasiones) and The Flower Of My Secret (La Flor De Mi Secreto).
The festival has three competitive sections for Spanish feature films, short films and documentaries. Industry-oriented sidebar activities include the third annual editions of the Market Screening of Spanish films and the documentary market Mercadoc.