Can Spain really become ‘Europe’s Hollywood’ as PM suggests?

Can Spain really become ‘Europe’s Hollywood’ as PM suggests?

Whilst on an official visit to the United States, Spain’s Prime Minister has pitched his country as the perfect backdrop for blockbuster American productions, but can Spain get round its reputation as a bureaucratic nightmare among international movie and series producers?

Boogie noches: how erotic cinema boom in 1970s helped shape modern Spain

Boogie noches: how erotic cinema boom in 1970s helped shape modern Spain

These were the five stand-out Spanish films of 2019

These were the five stand-out Spanish films of 2019

Meet the Irish American pair behind Madrid’s exciting new film slam

Meet the Irish American pair behind Madrid’s exciting new film slam

Pain and Glory: Pedro Almodóvar’s latest movie is as much self-therapy as it is self-portrait

Pain and Glory: Pedro Almodóvar’s latest movie is as much self-therapy as it is self-portrait

Screen legend Donald Sutherland to receive Spain’s prestigious Donostia Award

Screen legend Donald Sutherland to receive Spain’s prestigious Donostia Award

Banderas wins Cannes ‘best actor’ as Almodovar alter ego

Banderas wins Cannes ‘best actor’ as Almodovar alter ego

Cannes: Catalan director shocks with two-hour orgy of sadomasochistic debauchery

Cannes: Catalan director shocks with two-hour orgy of sadomasochistic debauchery

My Spanish Story: ‘Spain’s Tabernas desert, set of Spaghetti Westerns, has a new villain’

My Spanish Story: ‘Spain’s Tabernas desert, set of Spaghetti Westerns, has a new villain’

Almodóvar ’emotionally naked’ in new introspective film

Almodóvar ’emotionally naked’ in new introspective film

‘It became a political rally’: Catalonia documentary directors return German award

‘It became a political rally’: Catalonia documentary directors return German award

Opposite ends of the earth: How Spanish culture is making waves in New Zealand

Opposite ends of the earth: How Spanish culture is making waves in New Zealand

Six Spanish Netflix series to keep you entertained during lockdown

Six Spanish Netflix series to keep you entertained during lockdown

Screen legend Dame Judi Dench honoured at San Sebastián film festival

Screen legend Dame Judi Dench honoured at San Sebastián film festival

Dame Judi Dench to get Spain’s prestigious Donostia Award

Dame Judi Dench to get Spain’s prestigious Donostia Award

The Crown: Extras needed in Andalusia as Netflix series films on location in Spain

The Crown: Extras needed in Andalusia as Netflix series films on location in Spain

Penelope Cruz puts ‘torture’ of early work behind her

Penelope Cruz puts ‘torture’ of early work behind her

Golden couple of Spanish cinema return to open Cannes festival

Golden couple of Spanish cinema return to open Cannes festival

Spanish cinema stars call for more women in film

Spanish cinema stars call for more women in film

Ten real Game of Thrones locations to visit this summer in Spain

Ten real Game of Thrones locations to visit this summer in Spain

Finally! Terry Gilliam finishes ‘Don Quixote’ film project that took 17 years

Finally! Terry Gilliam finishes ‘Don Quixote’ film project that took 17 years

Extraordinary life of Spanish explorer Ali Bey set for cinema

Extraordinary life of Spanish explorer Ali Bey set for cinema

Trailer: Game of Thrones season 7 filmed on location in Spain promises to be epic

Trailer: Game of Thrones season 7 filmed on location in Spain promises to be epic

Star Wars spin off starts filming on a Spanish island in a galaxy far far away

Star Wars spin off starts filming on a Spanish island in a galaxy far far away

Thieves scoop big win at Spanish film awards

Thieves scoop big win at Spanish film awards

Napflix: Spaniards launch very boring TV channel for siestas

Napflix: Spaniards launch very boring TV channel for siestas

Thousands share clips of life for ‘Spain in a Day’ film

Thousands share clips of life for ‘Spain in a Day’ film

Bardem and Cruz team up again for Pablo Escobar film

Bardem and Cruz team up again for Pablo Escobar film

Spanish cinema breaks taboo and talks Eta

Spanish cinema breaks taboo and talks Eta

Obama-era surveillance worse than Stasi, says Oliver Stone

Obama-era surveillance worse than Stasi, says Oliver Stone

Ethan Hawkes to be honoured with San Sebastián award

Ethan Hawkes to be honoured with San Sebastián award

Watch: Brad Pitt saves little girl from crush on set in Spain

Watch: Brad Pitt saves little girl from crush on set in Spain

Spanish director wins Cannes prize for car park love story

Spanish director wins Cannes prize for car park love story

Almodóvar fights back over Panama Papers ‘exaggeration’

Almodóvar fights back over Panama Papers ‘exaggeration’

Thou shalt not stream films illegally say Spain’s bishops

Thou shalt not stream films illegally say Spain’s bishops

Almodóvar’s latest to compete for top prize at Cannes

Almodóvar’s latest to compete for top prize at Cannes

Nine incredibly  addictive television series from Spain

Nine incredibly addictive television series from Spain

Adios Chus: Almodóvar’s favourite muse dies aged 85

Adios Chus: Almodóvar’s favourite muse dies aged 85

Madrid takes centre stage in new Netflix period drama

Madrid takes centre stage in new Netflix period drama

Madrid welcomes Indian stars with Bollywood flash mob

Madrid welcomes Indian stars with Bollywood flash mob

Spain’s stunning locations for Game of Thrones Season Six

Spain’s stunning locations for Game of Thrones Season Six

Could this be the last gasp for smoking in Spanish cinema?

Could this be the last gasp for smoking in Spanish cinema?

Spanish designer nominated for transgender costumes

Spanish designer nominated for transgender costumes

Pedro Almodóvar returns to what he does best with latest film Julieta

Pedro Almodóvar returns to what he does best with latest film Julieta

Domestic hits deliver box office highs as Spanish cinema booms

Domestic hits deliver box office highs as Spanish cinema booms

On location in Spain: Ten amazing facts about film classic Dr Zhivago

On location in Spain: Ten amazing facts about film classic Dr Zhivago

What’s on in Spain: November 2015

What’s on in Spain: November 2015

Eight Spanish films to truly terrify you this Halloween

Eight Spanish films to truly terrify you this Halloween

First Basque film ever selected to represent Spain at the Oscars 2016

First Basque film ever selected to represent Spain at the Oscars 2016

Emily Watson receives Spanish film festival lifetime achievement award

Emily Watson receives Spanish film festival lifetime achievement award

Ten things you need to know about Spain’s San Sebastián Film Festival

Ten things you need to know about Spain’s San Sebastián Film Festival

Penelope Cruz wows Madrid crowd with her return to Spanish cinema

Penelope Cruz wows Madrid crowd with her return to Spanish cinema

Everyday Spaniards to star in ‘Life in a Day’ in Spain on the big screen

Everyday Spaniards to star in ‘Life in a Day’ in Spain on the big screen

Serial killer musical to close San Sebastian

Serial killer musical to close San Sebastian

Madrid International Film Festival 2015: the guide

Madrid International Film Festival 2015: the guide

No fatties or tattoos for Game of Thrones extras

No fatties or tattoos for Game of Thrones extras

Girona chosen as ‘Game of Thrones’ new location

Girona chosen as ‘Game of Thrones’ new location

Spanish director Vicente Aranda dies aged 88

Spanish director Vicente Aranda dies aged 88

Cruz and Bardem to team up for Escobar biopic

Cruz and Bardem to team up for Escobar biopic

Coppola wins Spain’s biggest arts prize

Coppola wins Spain’s biggest arts prize

9 out of 10 downloads in Spain are illegal

9 out of 10 downloads in Spain are illegal

Arrested: Man attacked woman for ‘fun video’

Arrested: Man attacked woman for ‘fun video’

Shiver me timbers! Bardem in Pirates 5

Shiver me timbers! Bardem in Pirates 5

Top Spanish director to open Berlin Film Festival

Top Spanish director to open Berlin Film Festival

Spanish thriller wins top San Sebastian film prize

Spanish thriller wins top San Sebastian film prize

Smash hit comedy plays with Spanish stereotypes

Smash hit comedy plays with Spanish stereotypes

‘Ban dubbing! Spaniards will have to get used to it’

‘Ban dubbing! Spaniards will have to get used to it’

Video: Spaniards score World Press Prize

Video: Spaniards score World Press Prize

Spanish horror movie world’s first iPhone film

Spanish horror movie world’s first iPhone film

Hobbit star slams Spain’s cinema cuts

Hobbit star slams Spain’s cinema cuts

Doctor charged with killing Spanish werewolf

Doctor charged with killing Spanish werewolf

Top ten: Spain’s most beautiful actresses

Top ten: Spain’s most beautiful actresses

Sea of Spaniards floods Moses movie casting

Sea of Spaniards floods Moses movie casting