SPA17 Kiki, Love to Love18th April, 2017
Is it just us or is it hot in here?
A scorching summer heatwave intensifies the desires of a collection of Madrid lovers in this playful, provocative and award-winning comedy that became a massive sleeper hit at the Spanish box office in 2016.
Across five separate stories, Kiki: Love to Love’s charismatic characters all share one thing in common: an unusual impulse that they are unable to suppress. Determined to shed the self-imposed inhibitions prompted by their desires, these madrileños embark on an hilarious series of adventures in which no pleasure can – nor will – be denied.
Freely adapted from Josh Lawson’s The Little Death, the Aussie source proves to be a perfect match for the handsome, adorable and slightly daffy persona of Goya-nominated writer/director & star, Paco León (SFF14 favourite Three Many Weddings). But his stylish injection of Latino spirit and an Almodóvar-esque blending of comedy and pathos makes the film irresistibly unique – in no small way thanks to his talented ensemble of Spain’s brightest young actors, including Candela Peña and SFF 2016 guest Alex Garcia. Playing in the Spanish Film Festival in Australia, 2017.
WINNER: Best Comedy Film, Feroz Awards, 2017
NOMINATED: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song, Best New Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Goya Awards 2017.