El Mundo Sigue
¡Viva! Film Festival
Thu 13 Jun 2019
£7* | £5* students/under 25s | 3 films for £18*
Dir. Fernán Gómez
120 mins | Spain | 1963
Spanish with English Subtitles
Two sisters, with an extreme case of sibling rivalry, each try to find success, love and status in 1960s Madrid. This melodrama is a powerful critique of Spain’s political system at the time of its release, the Franco dictatorship and its portrayal of moral misery explores female suffering and voice with a rarely seen portrait of life in Madrid. Exploring abortion, prostitution, gambling, envy, hate, resentment, deceit, and above all the terrible plight of women in such a society it is an early example of Spanish feminist cinema and a true forgotten masterpiece.
¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Film Festival brings the best new cinema from Spain and Spanish-speaking Latin America to Exeter Phoenix with a curated selection of 5 films, which reflect the theme of Celebrating Women in Global Cinema. Each title places female creative talent in the roles of director, writer, producer or star at the foreground.
This season is brought to Exeter Phoenix with the support of Arts and Culture at University of Exeter.