3 fast benefits of watching films in Spanish

Penélope Cruz
Have you got your tickets for the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival yet? The opening night screening and party with delicious Spanish food and wine was a real success and there is so much Spanish cinema to look forward to watching. If you are taking Spanish lessons with us, we hope
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Three Spanish films easy to understand

Cinema Blog
Last week one of our Twitter followers made a request: can you recommend some Spanish films that are easy to understand? So here are three movie suggestions:
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Ibero-American weekend in Edinburgh

As you may know, Ibero-American culture was celebrated in Edinburgh. The IberoDocs film festival was a great success and we were delighted to contribute to the project.
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IberoDocs 2014

The first edition IberoDocs, the new Ibero-American Documentary Festival in Edinburgh, takes place this week. SALT is proud to sponsor the festival and we would like to write today about three of its films.
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An almodovar-esque plan for Wednesday

bad education
The FilmHouse is showing Pedro Almodóvar's Bad Education this Wednesday at 6.30pm. It is part of the "Introduction to the European Cinema" season held by the University of Edinburgh and the FilmHouse and the screening is also open to the public.
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A non-romantic plan for St. Valentine’s Day

Tomorrow is St. Valentine's Day. Every year we are surprised by the way British people celebrate this day. In Spain, people call it "El Corte Ingles' Day", appealing more to shopping centres than lovers. It's also nan easy and frequent way to describe Father's Day (19th March in Spain
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Spanish at the Oscars 2

We wrote on Tuesday about the Mexican flavour in the main categories of this year's Oscars. There will also be a strong Spanish accent at the ceremony in the Best Short Film category. The short film "Aquel no era yo" (That Wasn't Me), by Esteban Crespo, has achieved this honour.
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Spanish at the Oscars 1

The Oscar nominations were announced last week and "Gravity" - starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney - has 10 nominations. But did you know there are Spanish speakers behind this film set in space?
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Review the future tense with a song

A distinctive element of many of Almodóvar’s films is a character who sings or mimes. Today we are bringing you the sequence from the film Tacones Lejanos, or High Heels in English (not a very accurate title, the literal translation would be Far Heels).
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Ole ole, Blancanieves!

Blancanieves Snow White
It is very satisfying when good Spanish products travel abroad and don't remain just in Spain. That's why we are very happy that the new Spanish version of Snow White, Blancanieves, is released in the United Kingdom this month. This multi award winning silent black and white movie
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