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Summer 2016

Belatedly we are screening our Summer Films which include some more films supported by the ¡Viva! film festival and also a the fantastic Sweet Bean to coincide with the Shrewsbury Food Festival

 

When Pigs Have Wings

12 | France, Germany, Belgium | 2011 | English, Arabic, Hebrew
Comedy
Director: Sylvain Estibal
Date Shown: Friday 19 May 2017

When a Palestinian fisherman, finds a live 100-pound pig in his nets, he knows there's trouble in store... a highly entertaining political parable with satirical bite!


Rara

12 | Chile, Argentina | 2016 | Spanish
Drama
Director: Pepa San Martín
Date Shown: Friday 2 June 2017

Two sisters live happily with their mother and her female partner. As Sara approaches 13 she is suffering from typical teenage angst - her first crush, playground politics, a wish for independence, and a love-hate relationship with her younger sister. A joy to watch.

¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival is presented by HOME, Manchester, with the support of the BFI Film Festival Fund, awarding funds from The National Lottery, AC/E, and the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs, Embassy of Spain in the UK -


Safe Passage

15 | Argentina, Spain | 2015 | Spanish
Drama, Romance, Thriller
Director: Diego Corsini
Date Shown: Friday 16 June 2017

A tense political thriller based on real events in 1970s Argentina. Mario's dementia transports him back to his days as an idealistic revolutionary making the deadly transition from peaceful protest and political radicalism to clandestine armed struggle. He also remembers the personal sacrifices that inevitably followed...

¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival is presented by HOME, Manchester, with the support of the BFI Film Festival Fund, awarding funds from The National Lottery, AC/E, and the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs, Embassy of Spain in the UK -


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Sweet Bean

PG | Japan, France, Germany | 2015 | Japanese
Drama
Director: Naomi Kawase
Date Shown: Friday 23 June 2017

A pancake seller's business takes off when he hires an eccentric, elderly helper. A gentle, touching film about food and relationships across three generations.


Fire at Sea

12A | Italy, France | 2016 | Italian, English
Documentary
Director: Gianfranco Rosi
Date Shown: Friday 30 June 2017

A remarkable, poignant documentary about the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa and the humanitarian crisis occurring in the seas around it.


Things to Come

12 | France, Germany | 2016 | French, English, German
Drama
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Date Shown: Friday 14 July 2017

Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie's husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life


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