El Mundo Sigue (Life Goes On)Film Thu 13 Jun 2019, 19:00 – 21:00
Bradninch Place, Gandy Street
Exeter EX4 3LS
- £7 | £5 students/under 25s | 3 films for £18
Dir. Fernán Gómez
120 mins | 1963 | Spain
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.
There will be an introduction to the film by Professor Sally Faulkner of the University of Exeter and the opportunity to join in a round-table discussion following the screening with MA Students from the University of Exeter.
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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.