In addition to our season of plays, we will be screening a selection of films ranging from well-loved classics to epic blockbusters and arthouse Spanish cinema. The films will prepare you for the soaring emotions and flamboyant comedy of the Spanish Golden Age.
Lope (The Outlaw) (15) Spain/Brazil, 2010, 106 mins
Directed by Andrucha Waddington With Alberto Ammann (Lope de Vega), Leonor Watling (Isabel de Urbina), Pilar López Ayala (Elena Osorio) Biopic of Lope de Vega, one of the leading dramatists of the Spanish Golden Age – two of his plays feature in our season.
2 March, 2.30pm & 5pm
Luis Buñuel Doublebill: Diary of a Chambermaid (18) France 1964, 97 mins
Daniel Ivernet (Cpt Mauger), Françoise Lugagne & Michel Piccoli (M & Mme Monteil)Script Jean-Claude Carrière. With Jeanne Moreau (Céléstine), Georges Geret (Jospeh), Buñuel follows in Renoir’s footsteps with this adaptation of Octave Mirbeau’s 1900 novel about seduction and illicit attraction between the classes.
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (15) France 1972, 105 mins
Script Jean-Claude Carrière. With Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Bulle Ogier, Stéphane Audran, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Michel Piccoli One of Bunuel’s Oscar-winning masterpieces about a well to do sextet, who arrange dinner but can never quite get round to eating, as they are constantly disturbed by events both real and imagined.
9 March, 4.00pm
The Spirit of the Beehive (15) Spain 1973, 99 mins
Directed by Victor Erice. With Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent, Isabel Tellería Erice’s debut is considered one of the masterpieces of world cinema. The story of a little girl’s fascination with the 1931 film of Frankenstein serves as a symbolic tale of Franco’s dictatorship.
16 March, 4.00pm
Volver (15) Spain 2006, 121 mins
Directed by Pedro Almodovar With Penelope Cruz (Raimunda), Carmen Maura (Irene), Yohanna Cobo (Paula) melodramatic tale of family ties, secret, lies, revenge and women taking their lives into their own hands.One of Almodovar’s best-loved films brings together two of his leading ladies in a
Screenings will take place in Studio 4. See the full listing here.
*All screenings in the original language with English subtitles
With introduction and discussion (not available on 23 Feb)