Roll out the red carpets

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FILM FESTIVAL: The 19th celebration of film in Malaga is this week.

COUNTING such stars of the silver screen as Robert de Niro and Antonio Banderas among its past guests, the Malaga Film Festival will celebrate its 19th year this week as thousands of film buffs prepare to descend on the city from April 22 until May 1. 

The biggest names in Spanish cinema will roam the red carpets of the Cervantes Theatre, Cultural Centre, Albeniz Cinema, Echegaray Theatre, the FNAC Marquee and the Carmen Thyssen and Picasso museums, to name but a few of the venues displaying the films. 

Making its debut in 1998, the Malaga Film Festival has gone from strength to strength and is now one of Europe’s premier feasts of cinematic talent. It is a central component of the Costa del Sol city’s evolution into a cultural hotspot, attracting legions of tourists from all across Spain and throughout the world. 

This year the event will screen some of the very best Spanish feature films, shorts, documentaries and animations. It will also pay homage to various leading personalities in the film industry, while organising numerous exhibitions and activities. 

The festival will also have a strong Latin American flavour, and anyone interested in attending screenings can find out more information on the festival’s website: www.festivaldemalaga.com

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