Opening Film & Guest Announcement

Opening Film & Guest Announcement

Tickets already available for the opening night!

We are excited to announce our Opening film for the Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival.   La boda de Rosa ( Rosa’s wedding ) directed by Icíar Bollaín will kick off our 2021 edition! The lead actress Candela Peña will join us on Friday the 5th of November to introduce the film in the beautiful Pathé TuschinskiSpanish drinks & jamón ibérico will be served after the première to welcome you to the festival on the opening night! You can already get your tickets here!

Early booking is highly recommended.

Date: Friday 05-11-2021 at Pathé Tuschinski
Director: Icíar Bollaín
Cast: Candela Peña, Sergi López, Nathalie Poza, Paula Usero
Spain / 2020 / 90 mins / Comedy & Drama
Spanish with English subtitles


La Boda de Rosa is a feel-good film par excellence, made with irreproachable political conviction from stalwart Spanish director Iciar Bollaín, here following the ambitious 2018 dance biopic Yuli with something altogether more intimate, not to say cozier. Candela Peña manages to bring credibility to this funny and daring comedy directed by Icíar Bollaín, who reprises the joyful spirit of her first film, which also starred the Catalan actress.

Rosa, about to turn 45, realizes that she has always lived for others, so she decides to shake things up, leave it all and press the nuclear button. She wants to grab hold of the reins of her life and fulfill her dream of having her own business. But she soon discovers that her father, her siblings and her daughter have their own agenda, and that changing her life is going to be anything but easy since it is not in the family ‘script’.

From writer/director Icíar Bollaín (Take My Eyes, Even The Rain, Yuli), the joyous new romantic comedy La boda de Rosa ( Rosa’s Wedding ) features the superb Candela Peña (Truman, Kiki, Love to Love) as a woman who finally decides to take charge of her life after always putting others first.

Special event!

Spanish drinks & jamón ibérico will be served after the première to welcome you to the festival on the opening night!

About Candela Peña

Candela Peña (Gavá, Barcelona 1975) is a Spanish actress. She has worked with well-known directors such as Pedro Almodóvar (All About My Mother), Isabel Coixet (Yesterday Never Ends), Fernando León de Aranoa (Princesses), Cesc Gay (A Gun in Each Hand), Paco León (Kiki, Love to Love) or Icíar Bollaín (Take My Eyes; Rosa’s Wedding, etc). She’s won three Goya Awards (Spanish Cinema Academy Award) and she’s been nominated eight times to it.


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