The Athens Hispanic Film Festival (FeCHA) launches today, May 27, and runs until June 5, offering cinephiles a rich selection of acclaimed Spanish-language films. This year’s 8th edition of FeCHA will be hosted at open-air cinemas “Ellinis Cinemax Europa Cinemas” and “Aello Cinemax”, with additional screenings at the Cervantes Institute of Athens and the Hellenic American Union’s venue.

As part of the “This Is Athens City Festival” initiated by the Municipality of Athens, FeCHA 2024 brings a curated selection of 17 feature films. Additionally the festival comes with two days of parallel activities that include a tribute to Peruvian director Roberto Bonilla and the beloved “cortoFeCHA” section, highlighting the best Spanish-language short films of recent years.

While most films will be screened in Spanish with Greek subtitles, the festival’s parallel activities (May 27-29) include several screenings with English subtitles:

Monday, May 27, 2024| 20:00 | Hellenic American Union Venue

LA REVUELTA (Lucero González, Mexico, 2022, 84′)

A journey exploring fifty years of feminist activism and life changes among a group of women. Free admission, in collaboration with “Lesbians* on the verge,” the Embassy of Mexico, and the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE), as part of Athens Pride Week.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024| 20:00| Hellenic American Union Venue

TITO, MARGOT Y YO (Mercedes Arias & Delfina Vidal, Panama-Colombia, 2022, 92′)

Panama’s entry for the 96th Academy Awards, this film portrays the love affair between Panamanian diplomat Tito Arias and famous dancer Dame Margot Fonteyn. The screening offers free admission in collaboration with the Embassy of Panama.

Friday, May 31, 2024| 23:15| (Ellinis Cinemax Europa, open-air cinema)

LA MUJER SALVAJE (Alán González, Cuba, 2023, 93′)

In a Havana slum, a woman survives a bloody fight between her husband and lover. To protect her son from scandal, she decides to flee, but a video of the incident has already gone viral. The film will also be screened on Saturday, June 1, at Aello Cinemax at 23:00.

For the detailed schedule of the festival’s parallel activities, visit: FeCHA Parallel Activities Programme 2024.

Feature film screenings begin on May 30 with the projection of “Chinas” at Aello Cinemax and “Under Therapy” at Ellinis Cinemax Europa, featuring appearances by the directors and producers. FeCHA will also host four more directors and screenwriters presenting their films.

For more information on tickets and the festival’s detailed program, please visit: FeCHA Programme 2024.