¡Viva! Film Festival
Thu 01 Jan 1970
£7* | £5* students/under 25s | 3 films for £18*
Dir. Jaime Rosales
105 mins | Spain | 2018
Spanish & Catalan with English subtitles
Bárbara Lennie, Alex Brendemühl, Joan Botey, Marisa Paredes
Auteur filmmaker Rosales brings the atmosphere of Greek tragedy to contemporary Spain in this portrait of a broken family suffering the consequences of secrets, lies and violence. Petra, a fatherless young woman, embarks on a search that leads her to Jaume, a famous artist and a powerful, ruthless man (remarkably portrayed by a non-professional actor). Petras story entwines with the lives of Jaume, his wife and their son, and step-by-step their fates are sealed.
The non-chronological order reflects their predestined outcomes, with chapters that rearrange the plot to give you flashes of foresight and hindsight. Shot on location near Madrid and Girona, the camera gracefully glides across the beautiful rural scenery in this darkly witty melodrama, which should tease, surprise and engage all the way to the end!
¡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.
Part of ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2019 tour, presented by HOME, Manchester, with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.