At Spazju Kreattiv, there is a commitment to showcase a diverse range of films from different parts of the globe being the only Arthouse Cinema in Malta. From film festivals’ awardees and Oscar winners to live-streamed theatre and opera shows, Maltese film features and thought-provoking documentaries, Spazju Kreattiv has got it all. We believe that cinema has the power to inspire, educate and entertain, and that’s why we offer a carefully curated selection of films that appeal to a wide variety of tastes and interests. The year kicked off with the commencement of Kino Dreams, a retrospective dedicated to the works of Wim Wenders. This film event marked the first-ever opportunity for Maltese audiences to witness the 4K restorations of Wings of Desire, The American Friend, and Kings of The Road on the big cinema screen. Running from the beginning of the year until September, the programme showcased Wenders’ most acclaimed films. Throughout the year, our cinema hosted films from all over the world such as Don’t Worry Darling, Both Sides of the Blade, Decision to Leave, Triangle of Sadness, Everything Everywhere All At Once, The Whale, Close, Beau is Afraid and many more. Musicals also made a return with the acclaimed film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical and Tony award-winning show Anything Goes.

In June, the much anticipated Asteroid City by Wes Anderson premiered at Cannes Festival, and subsequently exclusively at Spazju Kreattiv Cinema. Isle of Dogs and The Grand Hotel Budapest were also screened in celebration of Anderson’s new release, and a special premiere event hosted many filmgoers and fans of his work. These are not the only classics that made it back on our screens. Edward Scissorhands was screened as a special Valentine’s film event as the people’s preferred choice after a poll was shared on social media asking our followers to choose which film they would like to see back. Our cinema programme also included monthly screenings with notable embassies and organisations representations on the island including the French Film Days in collaboration with Alliance Francaise de Malte-Méditerranée, Italian Film Days in collaboration with Istituto Di Cultura – La Valletta, Spanish Film Days in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in Malta, and the Irish Film Days in collaboration with Embassy of Ireland in Malta. Alongside these events, our cinema also hosts tailored film events like the Chinese New Year Festival in collaboration with the Chinese Cultural Centre and the Lithuanian and Estonian film fests in collaboration with the Lithuanian and Estonian Embassies in Rome. The nature of this programme allows for the exploration of similar opportunities in the future.

In addition to international and Maltese films, patrons can also experience a unique viewing of the world’s most beloved art with expert insights from the foremost historians and art critics in the world at our cinema through the Exhibition on Screen series. These exhibition-based art documentaries provide a unique record of outstanding exhibitions and in-depth accounts of the artists and their periods for years to come. This year, our screenings included documentaries about American artist Mary Cassatt, the highly popular Vermeer’s latest exhibition, and the Tokyo stories. Apart from films based on art and artists, the season catered for those people looking for serious drama or award- winning titles through National Theatre

Live screenings broadcasted to our cinema. Our NT Live screenings for this season were the acclaimed productions Jack Absolute Flies Again by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris, Prima Facie featuring Jodie Comer, David Hare’s Straight Line Crazy, Much Ado About Nothing directed by Simon Godwin, The Seagull by Anton Chekhov from the Jamie Lloyd Company, William Shapespeare’s tragedy Othello , The Crucible directed by Lyndsey Turner, the adaptation of the popular film Life of Pi , the new political drama play by James Graham Best of Enemies, Cecil Philip Taylor’s Good featuring David Tennant, and the returning sensation Fleabag with Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Speaking of theatre, this year saw the return of MET Opera Live in full HD with popular opera performances screened exclusively at our cinema. Throughout the year, a number of LIVE performances as well as various encore screenings provide a different experience in our cinema. Amongst the most popular events were Cherubini’s Medea featuring Sondra Radvanovsky, Verdi’s La Traviata with soprano Nadine Sierra, Kevin Puts’ The Hours with soprano Kelli O’Hara and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato joining Fleming as the opera’s trio of heroines, and the new production of Die Zauberflote directed by Simon McBurney and Ivo van Hove’s take on Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Screenings for children and toddlers remained popular within the film programme in collaboration with ŻiguŻajg. For the Festival, Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty and Felix and the Hidden Treasure were screened as part of the programme. Later throughout the season, a varied selection of monthly toddler screenings were hosted at our cinema including The Snail and the Whale, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child , Sarah & Duck, The Highway Rat, Pip & Posy’s Cinema Show and Superworm. Spazju Kreattiv is focused on celebrating art and culture through cinema and that is why we screen numerous film initiatives throughout the year. The films chosen from international film festivals are the best of the best and incorporate a wide variety of languages and cultures. We believe that film has the power to transport audiences to different parts of the world and immerse them in different cultures and ways of life.





TitleStart DateEnd DateNumber of ScreeningsLanguage
Is-Sriep Reġgħu Saru Velenużi (A Vipers’ Pit)Saturday, September 4, 2021 – 6.00pmWednesday, September 22, 2021 – 7.30pm7Malti
Sabaya2021-09-12 00:00:002021-10-08 00:00:005Kurdish and Arabic
Gagarine2021-09-25 00:00:002021-10-21 00:00:008French
In ArdenSunday, September 26, 2021 – 5.30pmWednesday, September 29, 2021 – 7.30pm2English
Annette2021-09-04 00:00:002021-10-02 00:00:008French
Jazz on a Summer’s Day2021-09-05 00:00:002021-09-17 00:00:004English
Campeones2021-09-01 00:00:002021-09-01 00:00:001Spanish
Malta Indie Shorts – September2021-09-02 00:00:002021-09-02 00:00:001Maltese and English
Exhibition on Screen – Cézanne Portraits of a Life2021-09-03 00:00:002021-09-03 00:00:00
Antoinette dans les Cévennes.Wednesday, September 15, 02021French
Gli angeli nascosti di Luchino Visconti2021-09-18 00:00:002021-09-19 00:00:002Italian
La Morte Legale2021-09-18 00:00:002021-09-19 00:00:002Italian
Collective2021-09-21 00:00:001Romanian
Exhibition On Screen: Sunflowers2021-09-21 00:00:002021-10-01 00:00:002English
REFRACTION x Soura Film Festival: Queer Stories from the SWANA Region2021-09-25 00:00:002021-09-25 00:00:001Arabic
New Order2021-10-03 00:00:002021-10-24 00:00:007Spanish
MET Live: Boris Godunov2021-10-09 00:00:002021-11-28 00:00:002Opera
MET Live: Fire Shut Up in My Bones2021-10-23 00:00:002021-11-21 00:00:002Opera
Malta Indie Shorts – October edition2021-10-07 00:00:001Maltese and English
Exhibition On Screen: Raphael Revealed2021-10-12 00:00:002021-10-12 00:00:001English
V&A Presents Alice: Curiouser And Curiouser (Exhibition)2021-10-14 00:00:002021-10-27 00:00:004English
Handsome2021-10-16 00:00:002021-11-06 00:00:003English
To The Bone2021-10-19 00:00:002021-10-19 00:00:001English
L homme de rioWednesday, October 20, 2021 –1French
A Midsummer’s Night Dream – Zfin Malta2021-10-22 00:00:002021-11-05 00:00:005English
The French Dispatch2021-10-30 00:00:002021-11-07 00:00:007English and French
The Evil DeadSunday, October 31, 2021 – 8.30pm1English
Las ovejas no pierden el tren / Sheep dont miss the train

2021-11-03 00:00:001Spanish
Malta Indie Shorts – November edition2021-11-04 00:00:001MAltese and English
Acasa, My Home2021-11-09 00:00:001German
Luzzu2021-11-10 00:00:001Maltese
Man on the Train2021-11-11 00:00:001French
Zu Weit Weg2021-11-12 00:00:001German
The Uncertain Kingdom Volume 22021-11-12 00:00:001English
I Never Cry2021-11-12 00:00:001Polish
Deep 2021-11-13 00:00:001Spanish
Utopia Revisited2021-11-13 00:00:001German
Figli 2021-11-13 00:00:001Italian
Two by Two Overboard! 2021-11-14 00:00:001English
Júlia ist2021-11-14 00:00:001Spanish
C’eravamo Tanto Amati2021-11-14 00:00:001Italian
Les Bronzes font du ski2021-11-14 00:00:001French
The Man Who Knew Infinity2021-11-16 00:00:001English
Sisters with Transistors2021-11-17 00:00:001English
Kinemastik Short Film Festival2021-11-18 00:00:002021-11-21 00:00:008Various languages as was a long compliation of short films
Wolfwalkers2021-11-20 00:00:002021-11-28 00:00:004English
Kabul, City in the WindWednesday, November 24th 2021 Friday, November 26th 20212Chinese
The Doors: Live At The Bowl ’68 Special Edition2021-11-25 00:00:002021-11-27 00:00:002English
Cats of Malta2021-11-27 00:00:002021-12-03 00:00:002English and Maltese
Exhibition On Screen:The Danish Collector: Delacroix to Gauguin2021-11-30 00:00:002021-12-17 00:00:002English
Ziguzajg Season -Calamity 2022-01-30 00:00:001French
Spanish Film Days – Felices 1402021-12-01 00:00:001Spanish
Natural Light2021-12-03 00:00:002021-12-29 00:00:008Hungarian
MET Live: Eurydice2021-12-04 00:00:002021-12-12 00:00:002
Petite Maman2021-12-05 00:00:002021-12-26 00:00:008French
Malta Indie Shorts – December edition2021-12-09 00:00:001English and Maltese
Lamb2021-12-10 00:00:002022-01-08 00:00:008Icelandic
Bolshoi: Spartacus2021-11-07 00:00:001n/a
National Theatre: Romeo and Juliet2021-12-12 00:00:002021-12-24 00:00:002English
Machination plus Q&A2021-12-07 00:00:001English
Undine2021-12-10 00:00:001German
The Gruffalo2021-12-19 00:00:001English
L’extraordinaire voyage de Marona 2021-12-23 00:00:002022-01-02 00:00:003French
MET Encore: The Magic Flute2021-12-26 00:00:001English
Encounter2021-12-26 00:00:002022-01-08 00:00:005English
Zog2021-12-26 00:00:001English
Santa & CieWednesday, December 15, 2021 –1French
2022-01-01 00:00:00
MET Live: Cinderella2022-01-01 00:00:002022-02-06 00:00:002
The Lost Leonardo2022-01-06 00:00:002022-01-18 00:00:004English, Dutch
A Hero2022-01-07 00:00:002022-01-30 00:00:008English,
The Humans2022-01-14 00:00:002022-02-05 00:00:008english
Malta Indie Shorts – January edition2022-01-13 00:00:001English and Maltese
Petit PaysanWednesday, January 19, 2022 –1French
Short film programme – MedFilm La Petite
Le Bain
Li Paradisi
2022-01-21 00:00:001English, French, Arabic
Regina2022-01-21 00:00:001Italian
Miss Marx2022-01-21 00:00:001Italian
Heroes of the Mediterranean – plus Q&A with Eco Marine Malta2022-01-22 00:00:001English
Ocean’s Breath – plus Q&A with Eco Marine Malta2022-01-22 00:00:001English
“Sea Of Hope: America’s Underwater” – plus Q&A with Eco Marine Malta2022-01-22 00:00:001English
Gaza Mon Amour2022-01-22 00:00:001Arabic
“Pristine Seas: The Power of Protection” – plus Q&A with Eco Marine Malta2022-01-23 00:00:001English
NT LIVE: Leopoldstadt2022-01-27 00:00:002022-02-20 00:00:002English
MET Live: Rigoletto2022-01-29 00:00:00Sunday, February 13, 2022 – 2.30pm2Italian
Spanish Film Days -Loreak / Flowers2022-02-02 00:00:001Spanish
Titane2022-02-03 00:00:002022-03-04 00:00:008French
Parallel Mothers2022-02-05 00:00:002022-03-03 00:00:0010Spanish
Licorice Pizza2022-02-10 00:00:00Wednesday, March 9, 2022 –10English
The Taste of Rice Flower2022-02-04 00:00:001Mandarin
Never Stop2022-02-08 00:00:001Mandarin
Malta Indie Shorts – February edition2022-02-10 00:00:001Maltese and English
-Warm Hug2022-02-12 00:00:001Mandarin
The Crossing2022-02-17 00:00:001Mandarin
Go Brother! 22022-02-19 00:00:001Mandarin
Spring Tide2022-02-20 00:00:001Mandarin
C’est ça l’amourWednesday, February 16, 2022 –1French
Room on the Broom2022-02-20 00:00:001English
Flee2022-03-01 00:00:002022-05-07 00:00:008Danish
La isla mínima2022-03-02 00:00:001Spanish
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night2022-03-04 00:00:001Persian
Girlfriends 2022-03-05 00:00:001English
Exhibition On Screen: Encore Frida Kahlo2022-03-08 00:00:002022-03-25 00:00:002English
Malta Indie Shorts – March edition2022-03-10 00:00:001Maltese and English
Blood on the Crown2022-03-17 00:00:002022-03-20 00:00:003English and Maltese
Children from the hotel America2022-03-11 00:00:001Lithuanian
The Jump 2022-03-11 00:00:002022-03-13 00:00:002Lithuanian
Runner2022-03-12 00:00:001Lithuanian
MET Live: Ariadne auf Naxos2022-03-12 00:00:002022-04-10 00:00:002German
The Highway Rat2022-03-12 00:00:001English
PapichaWednesday, March 16, 2022 –1French
Red Rocket2022-03-17 00:00:002022-04-03 00:00:007English
Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & FriendsTuesday, March 22, 2022 – 7.30pmSaturday, April 2, 2022 – 8.30pm3English
Belfast2022-03-31 00:00:002022-04-19 00:00:007English
Great FreedomWednesday, March 30, 2022 – 7.30pm2022-05-10 00:00:009German
MET Live: Don Carlos2022-03-26 00:00:002022-04-24 00:00:002Italian
Quo Vadis, Aida?2022-03-29 00:00:002022-05-08 00:00:002Sero-Croatian, Bosnian, English and Dutch
Exhibition On Screen: Easter In Art2022-04-05 00:00:002022-04-15 00:00:002English
Sé quién eres2022-04-06 00:00:001Spanish
HiveFriday, April 8, 2022 –2022-04-29 00:00:008Romanian
The Earth Is Blue as an OrangeSaturday, April 9, 2022 – 8.30pmSunday, April 17, 2022 – 4.00pm2Ukrainian
Adieu les cons2022-04-20 00:00:001French
NT Live: The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage2022-04-07 00:00:002022-04-17 00:00:002English
Malta Indie Shorts – April edition2022-04-14 00:00:00Maltese and English
Precious IvieWednesday 27th April 2022 1German
Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legendary Tapes2022-04-21 00:00:001English
CineXjenza – Seaspiracy2022-04-26 00:00:001English
Benedetta2022-04-23 00:00:002022-05-11 00:00:008French
Ziguzajg Season Raining Cats and Frogs2022-04-24 00:00:001French
Happening2022-04-30 00:00:002022-05-20 00:00:008French
Zog and the the Flying Doctors2022-05-01 00:00:001English
Nacido en siria2022-05-04 00:00:001Arabic
MET Live: Turandot2022-05-07 00:00:002022-05-29 00:00:002Italian
Malta Indie Shorts – May edition2022-05-12 00:00:00Maltse and English
America Latina2022-05-13 00:00:001Italian
Futura 2022-05-14 00:00:001Italian
Freaks out 2022-05-14 00:00:001Italian
Maschile singolare 2022-05-15 00:00:001Italian
Qui rido io 2022-05-15 00:00:001Italian
Les hirondelles de Kaboul2022-05-18 00:00:001French
Luzzu2022-05-19 00:00:002022-05-31 00:00:007Maltese
MET Live: Lucia di Lammermoor2022-05-21 00:00:002022-06-26 00:00:002Italian
The Northman2022-05-26 00:00:002022-06-18 00:00:008English
Ennio2022-05-27 00:00:002022-06-07 00:00:005Italian
Exhibition On Screen: Pissaro: Father of Impressionism2022-05-24 00:00:002022-06-10 00:00:002English
Ziguzajg Season – The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily2022-05-29 00:00:001French
Yuli2022-06-01 00:00:001Spanish
NT Live: Henry V2022-06-02 00:00:002022-06-12 00:00:002English
MET Live: Hamlet2022-06-04 00:00:002022-07-03 00:00:002English
The Snail and the Whale2022-06-05 00:00:001English
Uwijja2022-06-05 00:00:002022-06-14 00:00:004Maltese and English
Malta Indie Shorts – June edition2022-06-09 00:00:001Maltese and English
Wake up Punk2022-06-11 00:00:002022-06-17 00:00:002English
Kiss & Cry2022-06-15 00:00:001French
Everything Everywhere All At Once2022-06-17 00:00:002022-07-07 00:00:008English
The Quiet Girl2022-06-18 00:00:002022-07-12 00:00:008Galic Irish
Just Crumbs and Don’t Forget Me 2022-06-21 00:00:001English
Farewell Amor 2022-06-22 00:00:001English
George Michael Freedom Uncut2022-06-25 00:00:002022-06-30 00:00:002english
Between Two Worlds2022-07-01 00:00:002022-07-19 00:00:008French
Blat: The Island Fortress2022-07-05 00:00:002022-07-08 00:00:002Maltese
Campeones2022-07-06 00:00:001Spanish
ICA Festival – Media Department (Cinema screening/awards, possible Q&A with alumni session)2022-07-08 00:00:001Maltese and English
NT Live: Cyrano De Bergerac (encore)2022-07-10 00:00:002022-07-28 00:00:002English
Everything Went Fine2022-07-15 00:00:002022-07-30 00:00:008French
Il se passe quelque chose2022-07-20 00:00:001French
NT Live: Prima Facie 2022-07-21 00:00:002022-08-07 00:00:002English
KOVID -STEJJER B’DISTANZA – screening 2 short films2022-07-22 00:00:001Maltese
The Good Boss2022-07-23 00:00:002022-08-09 00:00:008Spanish
A Chiara2022-07-29 00:00:002022-08-14 00:00:008Italian
Mabo2022-07-26 00:00:001English
Azul y no tan roza2022-08-03 00:00:001Spanish
Malta Indie Shorts – August edition2022-08-11 00:00:001Maltese
Where The Crawdads SingFriday, August 12, 2022 – 7.30pmWednesday, August 31, 2022 – 7.30pm7English
Hit The RoadSaturday, August 13, 2022 – 8.30pmSunday, August 28, 2022 – 6.00pm7Persian
Her WayFriday, August 26, 2022 – 7.30pmSunday, September 11, 2022 – 8.30pm7French
Italo Disco Legacy2022-08-23 00:00:001English