Roll Out The Red Carpet
FILM-BUFFS all along the Costa are in for a treat this month as Alfaz del Pi's famous cinema festival kicked off on Sunday.
But they will have to move quickly, since the festival will only run until Sunday, July 12.
Now in its 21st year, the festival will feature 40 films with actors from all over the world taking centre stage.
And with short films making up the numbers, the total comes to 131.
These include unseen footage, experimental film, independent and art-house cinema as well as more mainstream projections.
Among the better-known productions are Pedro Almodovar's latest work, Los abrazos rotos (literally, вЂbroken hugs'); The reader, starring Kate Winslet, and Slumdog millionaire.
Classics like A Christmas carol and the life story of Coco Chanel are also on the programme.
They are shown in Spanish in the Casa de Cultura, on an open-air screen on the beach, and the Cinema Roma.
Up-and-coming national actors make up the bulk of the star-studded guests.
Alfaz del Pi's film festival has been given the coveted title of Event of Regional Tourist Interest.
Along the seafront esplanade, Paseo de las Estrellas (вЂboulevard of the stars'), world-famous actors have left their footprints and signatures during earlier editions of the festival.