Spanish Films of 2016

  • El joven Paulo Coelho (2016)

    Release Date: 23 Dec 2016

    Director: Daniel Augusto

    Shot in Brazil and Spain, "El joven Paulo Coelho" is a feature-length fictionalized account of the life of the famous writer. Having sold more than 165 million copies of his 30 books, Paulo Coelho is one of the most sold authors of all times. His works have been translated into 80 languages and published in more than 150 countries. This film narrates the incredible and true journey of the writer's life. The author of "the Pilgrim" and "The Alchemist" is, without doubt, a celebrity,... [More...]
  • Falling (2016)

    Release Date: 16 Dec 2016

    Director: Ana Rodríguez Rosell

    Aslan makes an appointment with Alma in the Dominican Republic, where they lived the best years of their marriage. If Alma spends 24 hours with him, Aslan will give her the keys to the house they shared for 20 years. Aslan has only one day to change his ex-wife's memory of the life they spent together. [More...]
  • El faro de las orcas (2016)

    Release Date: 16 Dec 2016

    Director: Gerardo Olivares

    Lola is travelling with Tristan, her autistic son, to a remote corner of the world to find Beto, a wildlife warden who has a very special relationship with wild killer whales in Pategonia, Argentina. Lola's determination for her son, Tristan's peculiar personality and his special relationship with nature work together to enusre that all their lives are changed forever. Based on real events, "El Faro de las Orcas" is about a search for essential values in life and encountering the spirit... [More...]
  • María (y los demás) (2016)

    Release Date: 07 Dec 2016

    Director: Nely Reguera

    Since her mother died when she was fifteen, María has looked after her father and her brothers. Responsible and controlling, she has always been the pillar of the family and has been proud of that. Therefore, when her father falls in love with his nurse and announces his imminent engagement, María feels that her life is collapsing. Thirty-five years old and unable to form a stable relationship, she has to take a plunge and change her destiny. [More...]
  • Villaviciosa de al lado (2016)

    Release Date: 02 Dec 2016

    Director: Nacho G. Velilla

    Entertaining Spanish comedy in which the joy of an entire village on learning that they have won the lottery is turned to displeasure for the majority of women when they learn that their husbands have bought tickets to the local brothel. [More...]
  • Anomalous (2016)

    Release Date: 11 Nov 2016

    Director: Hugo Stuven Casasnovas

    David, a young man who suffers from a strange variant of schizophrenia, is found dead in his bathtub under terrible circumstances. He had been feeling pursued and threatened by a presence that he was unable to define. All this is consistent with his illness. His psychiatrist, Doctor Friedhoff, conscience of his slight progress, decided to subject him to a rare form of therapy: that he records himself on video throughout the week: seven days of his normal, daily, life, trying to capture... [More...]
  • No culpes al karma de lo que te pasa por gilipollas (2016)

    Release Date: 11 Nov 2016

    Director: María Ripoll

    Sara is a young girl who blames Karma for the bad luck that she encounters when fighting to save the feather business that she has opened, with the divorce of her parents, with a boyfriend she hasn't seen in a year and the announcement that her sister is engaged to Sara's great love from secondary school. [More...]
  • Que Dios nos perdone (2016)

    Release Date: 28 Oct 2016

    Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen

    Madrid, the summer of 2011. Economic crisis, "Movimiento 15-M" and a million-and-a-half pilgrims awaiting the visit from the Pope, come together in a Madrid hotter and more chaotic than ever. In this context inspectors Velarde (Antonio de la Torre) and Alfaro (Robert Álamo) have to find as rapidly and as with as much discretion as possible what appears to be a serial killer. In this race against the clock the two will come to acknowledge what they had never before appreciated: that neither... [More...]
  • Un monstruo viene a verme (2016)

    Release Date: 07 Oct 2016

    Director: Juan Antonio Bayona

    A fantasy drama about a 12-year-old boy, Conor, who attempts to confront his mother's illness with the help of a monster who visits him in the night. [More...]
  • El tiempo de los monstruos (2016)

    Release Date: 30 Sep 2016

    Director: Félix

    Although Victor hasn't managed to get any of his films released he considers himself a film-maker. Now that he is ill and his life is reaching an end, he decides to hold a reunion in his house with his most faithful colaborators. With the help of his wife Clara, a wealthy actress in search of her own identity, his objective is to make one last film that has previously developed on paper with his great friend and screenwriter Raúl. Also in the house are the staff, Marta and Fabián,... [More...]
  • La reina de España (2016)

    Release Date: 25 Sep 2016

    Director: Fernando Trueba

    Directed by Fernando Trueba, "La reina de España" is a sequel to "La niña de tus ojos", produced in 1998. It is the 1950s, and Macarena Granada has become a great Hollywood star, her Mediterranean beauty having conquered the hearts of the Amercan public. After many years absense, she returns to her beloved Spain, which she had to abandon 18 years before. She has returned to shoot a film in which she plays Isabel I of Castille, better known as "La Católica",... [More...]
  • El hombre de las mil caras (2016)

    Release Date: 23 Sep 2016

    Director: Alberto Rodríguez

    Francisco Paesa has had a varied career as a businessman, a Swiss banker, international arms dealer, gigolo, playboy, diplomat, adventurer, swindler and secret agent. The one day he is obliged to flee the country. When he returns years later, everything has changed: he is ruined, he is incapable of starting any new business — his fame as conman precedes him — and his relations with Esther, his partner for the last fifteen years, seems to be at an end. In... [More...]
  • Gernika (2016)

    Release Date: 09 Sep 2016

    Director: Koldo Serra

    Teresa (María Valverde, an editor at the republican press office meets Henry (James D'Arcy), a struggling American journalist who is covering the Northern front. Teresa, who is being courted by her boss Vasyl (Jack Davenport), Russian advisor to the Spanish government, is attracted to Henry's dormant idealism and wants to reawaken the passion to tell the truth that was once his sole objective. [More...]
  • Tarde para la ira (2016)

    Release Date: 09 Sep 2016

    Director: Raúl Arévalo

    Madrid, August 2007. Curro is sent to prison after participating in an raid on a jewellers. Eight years later he is released and wishes to start a new life with his family, but he finds an unexpected situation and a stranger: José who makes him undergo a strange journey where the two of them confront ghosts of the past and sink into an abyss of vengeance. [More...]
  • 100 metros (2016)

    Release Date: 04 Sep 2016

    Director: Marcel Barrena

    A comedy-drama based on a real story. Ramón Arroyo is a father who lives for his work, until his body begins to fail. His doctors diagnose him with multiple sclerosis and, according to all prognoses, in approximately one year he will be incapable of walking 100 meters. In spite of the difficult circumstances he experiences, Ramón decides to confront life and takes a decision: to participate in the triathlon's most dificult trial: the "ironman". With the help... [More...]
  • Cerca de tu casa (2016)

    Release Date: 02 Sep 2016

    Director: Eduard Cortés

    Year 2007. In Spain the first evictions are put into action, after the explosion of the property bubble. This was the start of what would finish up being a veritable tsunami. A tsunami which would leave thousands of people without homes. The first victims of these orders were not aware of what wasl also awaiting them, namely that, in spite of have lost their house, they would continue with a debt that would threaten the livelihood of their guarantors. Without a roof, without information and without... [More...]
  • El elegido (2016)

    Release Date: 02 Sep 2016

    Director: Antonio Chavarrias

    Spain, 1937. A young republican official called Ramón Mercader is recruited by the Soviet espionage service to participate in a top secret mission ordered by Stalin himself: to kill León Trotsky, whom he considers a traitor. After time preparing in Russia, Ramón what was until then his life and travels to Paris under a new identity, that of a rich Belgian called Jacques Monard. There he meets Sylvia, a young Trotskyist, who wastes little time in being seduced by Jacques. In... [More...]
  • Lejos del mar (2016)

    Release Date: 02 Sep 2016

    Director: Imanol Uribe

    A member of ETA is released from prison, after the application of the Parot doctrine. By chance, on a journey to Almeria, he meets a doctor (Elena Anaya) that he knew before under tragic circumstances. [More...]
  • La puerta abierta (2016)

    Release Date: 02 Sep 2016

    Director: Marina Seresesky

    Rosa is a prostitute who as inherited this office from her mother Antonia, a woman who now believes herself to be Sara Montiel and who has converted her day to day life into a mad chaos. In this world in which they are submerged, Rosa doesn't know how to be happy. But the arrival of a new family memeber will give her the opportunity to achieve this. [More...]
  • Cuerpo de élite: Misión Palomares (2016)

    Release Date: 26 Aug 2016

    Director: Joaquín Mazón

    In Spain there is a special operations group so secret that no one knows of its existence: the autonomous Cuerpo de Elite. An Andalusian Guardia Civil, a motorcycle cop from Madrid, members of the Basque and Catalan police and member of the Spanish legion have to overcome their differences in order to save the country before it is too late. Before the Spanish had no idea in whose hands their security rested. Now they would prefer not to know. [More...]