Spanish film fest starts in Dublin

“How come nobody’s ever tried to be a superhero?” When Dave Lizewski — ordinary New York teenager and rabid comic-book geek– dons a green-and-yellow internet-bought wetsuit to become the no-nonsense vigilante, Kick-Ass, he soon finds an answer to his own question: because it hurts. But, overcoming all the odds, the eager, yet inexperienced, Dave quickly becomes a phenomenon, capturing the imagination of the public. However, he’s not the only superhero out there.

This year’s annual Spanish Film Festival kicks off in the IFI tonight with Julio Medem’s film ‘Chatotic Ana’.


The festival with see a variety of Spanish speaking films come to Ireland including works from first time director Gael Garcia Bernal, Iciar Bollain, Antonio Banderas and Felix Viscarret. Viscarret will also attend the festival to promote his latest work ‘Under The Stars’.


The festival, which runs until March 30th, is supported by the Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Spain in Ireland. After the festival, a small selection of films will also be screened in the EYE Cinema in Galway.


For further information, you can read our interview with IFI Cinema Manager and Programmer Peter Walsh here or visit the festival’s site at