Alanis (18)Film Thu 2 May 2019, 20:00
Bradninch Place, Gandy Street
Exeter EX4 3LS
- £7 | £5 students/under 25s | 3 films for £18
Dir Anahí Berneri
82 mins | 2017 | Argentina
Spanish with English subtitles
Sofía Gala, Dana Basso, Silvina Sabater, Carlos Antonio Vuletich
This fifth film from writer/director Berneri is a superbly well-told tale of a young mother working as a prostitute in Buenos Aires. Winner of Best Director and Best Actress at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, the film portrays a proud young woman doing her best for her infant son, with the beautifully naturalistic performance enhanced by the real-life mother-son relationship.
Working conditions sometimes force Alanis into difficult and dangerous scenarios, but she is cast neither as a victim nor a weak woman. The deliberate lack of judgement of the oldest profession is refreshing, set in a country where prostitution is legal but brothels are not.
This film screening will include an introduction and Question and Answer session with Delphi May, PhD candidate in Spanish Cinema at the Universities of Exeter and Reading.
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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.
¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Film Festival brings the best new cinema from Spain and Spanish-speaking Latin America to the UK.