Sitges Film Festival
How cool is Catalunya? If the wealth of film festivals in Barcelona this month weren't enough, you can scoot on over to Sitges for beautiful beaches, world-class films, celebs and Halloween-style thrills and chills.
The Sitges Film Festival has been a Mecca for sci-fi and horror fans for years and this year the programme is as strong as ever. Los Ojos de Julia (Julia’s Eyes) a thriller directed by Barcelona’s young and talented Guillem Morales and produced by Guillermo del Toro opens the festival and leads the way for foreign blockbusters. Not to mention giving you the heebie jeebies.
Like all good festivals, there is something for everyone. Animation fans can find relief in Welcome to the Space Show by Koji Masunari; Japan’s most important cinema export of the year. Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives makes its Spanish premiere after winning big at Cannes and John Carpenter returns to the big screen with The Ward. All films are in their original version with subtitles in Spanish.
At Hotel Meliá and various venues.