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Wednesday 29th of March 2017

Insensibles

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A review from the Nocturna Film Festival, by Julia Davis

Insensibles, directed by Juan Carlos Medina, premiered at the Nocturna Film Festival, addresses an intriguing question: what would life be like if we couldn’t feel pain?

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Insensibles is realeased onFri, 14 June.

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Siren

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A review from the Nocturna Film Festival, by Julia Davis

Imagine being so attractive that you can’t leave your house without being pursued by hoards of men. It’s a problem many girls wish we had. Siren, which previewed at the Nocturna Festival, is written and directed by Jesse Peyronel, and exposes the downside to being really, really, ridiculously good-looking.

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Siren is not yet on general release

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Million Dollar Crocodile

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The Nocturna Film Festival continues this weekend, 8-9 June. Julia Davis reports on China’s first monster movie

China’s first monster movie has finally hit the Spanish big screen, with the premiere at the Nocturna Film Festival on 6 June of Million Dollar Crocodile (or Croczilla), a thriller/comedy film about—you guessed it—a massive crocodile. The story is kitschy, the special effects aren’t bad, and the subtitles make it all worthwhile.

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The Noctturna Film Festival continues at the Cine Palafox until Sun, 9 June.

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From ghosts and gore to Game of Thrones

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If you’re in the mood for a movie marathon that keeps you on the edge of your seat, the first Noctura Film Festival takes place this month. Julia Davis meets festival director Luis Rosales to find out about the horror and sci-fi ahead

"If there’s anything that defines ‘cine fantástico’,” says Luis Rosales, commenting on the theme of the Nocturna Festival, “it’s imagination. That’s what has made humans progress.

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The Nocturna Film Festival takes place at the Cine Palafox (C/Luchana 15, Metro: Bilbao), from 3-9 June. Tickets are €7.50 for the opening and closing ceremonies, and €6.50 for all other movies. Superfans can also buy 5 tickets for €27.50 or 10 for €50. A pre-Nocturna event runs during the weekend of 1 & 2 June. See www.nocturnafilmfestival.com

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A touchy subject

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Conversation in Spain can be a contact sport. Julia Davis investigates the touch-friendly culture and speaks to extranjeros about why adapting to it is so difficult

In many English-speaking countries, a kiss on the cheek is reserved for that special someone—perhaps a boyfriend or girlfriend, or in a worst case scenario, Great Aunt Bertha. Patting someone on the back requires a certain level of familiarity too, and rubbing a stranger’s arm might even indicate sexual interest.

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What’s the cutest or most outrageous public display of affection that you’ve witnessed in Madrid? Let us know by sending an email to editor [at] in-madrid [dot] com

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