Open 24H

  • Carles Torras
  • In Spanish
  • 70 mins

Showing as part of ¡Viva! 18th Spanish and Latin American Film Festival

UK Premiere

Héctor (Amadís de Murga) works the night-shift in a Barcelona scrapyard. At the 24-hour shop opposite, the attendant never speaks to him when he buys his nightly sandwich. Caught between the yard’s immense machines and debris, his interest in accounts of the immensity of the cosmos, and a grim home life, Héctor slowly builds to a violent act of despair. The film’s style too is bottled up: bleak, static and glistening—a dark, alternative gem.

Director Q&A/ Carles Torras

To celebrate the UK premiere of Open 24 at ¡Viva!, we are pleased to welcome director Carles Torras to Manchester, for a post-screening Q&A following the Fri 9 March screening of Open 24H. More information on Carles can be found here.

More Info

Cast: Amadís de Murga, Judit Uriach, José María Blanco, Fina Riuas
Country: Spain
Year: 2011
Subtitles: Full English

¡Viva! Festival Pass

Make the most of the festival with a ¡Viva! Festival Pass. Festival Pass holders can see a total of eight films for just £50 full / £36 concs or £42 full £28 concs for Cornerhouse Members. To book your Festival Pass, download the pdf booking form here or collect a copy from Box Office and return it with your payment.

Please note all ¡Viva! screenings start at the advertised times without adverts and trailers.

Last shown

Last shown at Cornerhouse on Fri 9th Mar 2012

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