Special ASFF
10 years of Spanish films in the Netherlands

Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival

13 t/m 21 april 2024

The 10th anniversary edition of the Amsterdam Spanish Film festival will take place in the FilmKoepel from 13 to 21 April. Over a period of nine days, we will experience an exciting and heart-warming journey together and celebrate Spanish cinema through remarkable stories. The program features extraordinary new films that have had amazing runs at international festivals and that treat a scale of different themes and social issues. We also have an amazing lineup full of international guests, special events, Spanish music and gastronomy! On Saturday 13 april there will be a performance of a guitar player and a dancer at 18:00 and from 21:00 onwards DJ Vince will spin the best Latin tunes. Throughout the first weekend, you can order delicious sangria at the bar as well as Spanish bites from Menu Corridor (16:00 – 20:00). Stroll by our marketstall on Sunday 14 april for the cutest Spanish ceramics, locally made.

Menu Corridor x FilmKoepel

Only this april: enjoy a Spanish three course meal in restaurant Menu Corridor for €42,50. Don't forget to reserve your table!

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Menu Corridor x FilmKoepel

Sobre todo de noche
Special ASFF Première

Foremost by Night

Sobre todo de noche

Regisseur: Víctor Iriarte
Land: Spain, Portugal, France
Duur: 109

Exploring the issue of stolen children in Spain, the plot tracks Vera’s search for her biological son, given in adoption, thereby coming across Cora and her adoptive son Egoz.

O Corno
Special ASFF Première

The Horn

O Corno

Regisseur: Jaione Camborda
Land: Spain, Portugal & Belgium
Duur: 103

Freshly awarded the Golden Shell at the San Sebastián Festival, The Horn is a highly physical drama and also a road movie prohibited by the shared spaces of an Iberian Peninsula still under the yoke of Franco’s dictatorship and the Portuguese Estado Novo. A Galician film in Galician, it portrays a time long past, but Jaione Camborda is determined to bring it to the present through the endangered bodies of women.

La estrella azul
Special ASFF Première

The Blue Star

La estrella azul

Regisseur: Javier Macipe
Land: Spain
Duur: 125

The 90s. A famous Spanish rock star travels around Latin America in the endeavour to reconnect with his vocation. There he meets an old musician down on his luck, prompting the birth of an unlikely duo with every chance of becoming an epic commercial failure.

La contadora de películas
Special ASFF Première

The Movie Teller

La contadora de películas

Regisseur: Lone Scherfig
Land: Spain
Duur: 114

A poor young girl living in Chile with her wheelchair-confined father and four siblings tries to save up enough money to watch movies at her local cinema.

Els encantats
Special ASFF Première

The Enchanted

Els encantats

Regisseur: Elena Trapé
Land: Spain
Duur: 108

Starring Laia Costa (last Goya Award Winner for Lullaby and teaming next with Isabel Coixet), Elena Trape’s third film dissects the vital changes of women in their 40s that are brave enough to overcome melancholy and have a fresh start.

Empieza el Baile
Special ASFF Première

Let the Dance Begin

Empieza el Baile

Regisseur: Marina Seresesky
Land: Spain
Duur: 99

The reunion of three friends, among tango, dance, music and the opportunity of a trip that will take them as in their good old days to travel the route of the country.

21 Paraíso
Special ASFF Première

21 Paradise

21 Paraíso

Regisseur: Néstor Ruiz Medina
Land: Spain
Duur: 98

21 Key moments in the life of a couple in 21 sequence shots filmed in 16 mm, shot entirely in Andalucia: this is the premise of the feature debut of Néstor Ruiz Medina, Goya nominee for his short film Baraka. María and Fer live an intense and complicit love, in an idyllic setting by the coast of Cádiz.

On the Go
Special ASFF Première

Sobre la marcha

On the Go

Regisseur: Julia de Castro, María G. Royo
Land: Spain
Duur: 98

Milagros (37) stretches out a carefree youth in her last years of fertility while Jonathan (24) seeks solace in Grindr to overcome abandonment issues. Milagros is looking for sperm. Jonathan needs to escape. A delirious road movie, entirely shot in 16mm, full of music, where a mysterious mermaid with a magic crown will set the course of the journey.

Mamántula
Special ASFF Première

Mamántula

Regisseur: Ion de Sosa
Land: Spain
Duur: 49

Mamántula is the guy everyone desires, but he is also, secretly, a giant tarantula disguised as a human, conceived during a brief encounter in a distant paradise.

Disco, Ibiza, Locomía
Special ASFF Première

Disco, Ibiza, Locomía

Regisseur: Kike Maillo
Land: Spain
Duur: 104

Follows the Spanish group Locomía, showcasing the ins and outs of club culture, the golden age of record companies and the explosion of Latin music in Miami.

Campeonex
Special ASFF Première

Campeonex

Regisseur: Javier Fesser
Land: Spain
Duur: 98

Los Amigos win the Spanish basketball championship for the first time but are disqualified due to Sergio’s fault, leading to their dramatic breakup. Two years later, Cecilia, an inexperienced but optimistic coach, commits to fulfilling Julio’s dream of reuniting the team. Despite a string of misfortunes associated with Cecilia’s arrival, labeled as a “jinx”, Los Amigos’ enthusiasm remains unwavering

Calladita
Special ASFF Première

The Quiet Maid

Calladita

Regisseur: Miguel Faus
Land: Spain
Duur: 94

Ana, recently arrived from Colombia, is a maid in a luxurious mansion where a wealthy family of art dealers spend their summer holidays. The young woman works from sunrise to sunset and without a contract, under the promise of decent conditions at the end of the summer, as long as she is discreet and quiet. But through Gisela, the employee of the neighbouring house, Ana will discover that things don’t work exactly as she has been told.

Cerrar los ojos
Special ASFF Première

Close your eyes

Cerrar los ojos

Regisseur: Víctor Erice
Land: Spain
Duur: 169

Years after his mysterious disappearance, Julio Arenas, a famous Spanish actor, is back in the news thanks to a television program.