Actor and director Daniel Guzmán is this year’s special guest of the Spanish Film Festival. He is presenting "Nothing in return" (A Cambio de Nada'), his first film, which took close to 10 years in the making; he regrets nothing. Humble and extremely approachable, Daniel welcomes us only a few hours after landing in Melbourne with tired eyes but a big smile. Talking to him feels like talking to a friend from childhood.
A Spanish language immersion program based in the city of Cuenca that endeavours to teach language, culture, cuisine, sports and more. From a few grammar classes to kayaking and rock-climbing, the program is packed full of fun activities, friendly locals and traditional foods in a UNESCO World Heritatge City.
On the occasion of the shooting of Game of Thrones in Seville, Spain, a group of young film producers called Filasexta (along with the Cristina Hoyos Museum of Flamenco) wanted to welcome the the internationally known HBO show by creating and filming a cover of it famous theme song adapted to the style that can better describe the city, flamenco.
I worked as an English teacher in a place called Sierra de Gata, an extremely isolated region of Cáceres, Extremadura. As its name suggests, life in Extremadura can be tough, it is one of the poorest parts of Spain (extrema = extreme, dura = hard). Sharing a border with Portugal, Extremadura is known for its abundance of land and fiercely traditional way of life.
Winning Grammy Awards and Latin music accolades later in his stardom timeline, El Cigala is now considered one of Spain's top artists. And even though he has sometimes been criticised for moving onto various forms of fusion flamenco styles and even moving out of Spain, El Cigala assured Spanish Australia Magazine that he still remains true to the old-style flamenco as well as to his beloved birth country Spain. By writer, Paola Ghirelli.