Spanish Film Festival Opening Night Fiesta

April 27, 2017 6:00 pm
Cinema Paradiso

The Opening Night of the Spanish Film Festival kicks off with a glass of Freixenet cava and the premiere screening of Paco Leon’s kinky comedy Kiki: Love to Love, the playful, provocative and award-winning comedy that became a massive sleeper hit at the Spanish box office in 2016.

The party will continue after the screening with a Spanish fiesta at Connections Night Club featuring Torres wines, Stella beer, tasty Spanish food from Pinchos and entertainment from DJ Harvey Rae.

Across five separate stories, Kiki: Love to Love‘s charismatic characters all share one thing in common: an unusual impulse that they are unable to suppress. Determined to shed the self-imposed inhibitions prompted by their desires, these madrileños embark on a hilarious sense of adventures in which no pleasure can – nor will –  be denied.

Freely adapted from Josh Lawson’s The Little Death, the Aussie source proves to be a perfect match for the handsome, adorable and slightly daffy persona of a Goya-nominated writer/director and star, Leon. But his stylish injection of Latino spirit and an Almodovar-esque blending of comedy and pathos makes the film irresistibly unique – in no small part to his talented ensemble of Spain’s brightest young actors including Candela Peña and Natalia de Molina.

Drinks from 6pm, film commences 6:30pm, part immediately follows the screening.