Pa negre / Black Bread18
- Agusti Villaronga
- In Catalan
- 108 mins
Showing as part of ¡Viva! 18th Spanish and Latin American Film Festival
In post-civil war Cataluña 11-year-old Andreu discovers the bodies of Dionís and his son in the woods. Was it the work of the ghost ‘Pitorliua’? Or did they die at the hands of Andreu’s Republican father? In the aftermath of the killing the young boy begins to unearth more than he bargained for as his family’s dark secrets slowly come to light, profoundly changing the way he sees the world around him.
Pa negre is a beautiful, bleakly compelling film that was awarded 9 Goyas in 2011, including Best Film and Best Director, becoming the first ever Catalan-language winner of the Best Film Goya.
Cast: Francesc Colomer, Marina Comas, Nora Navas, Sergi Lopez, Roger Casamajor, Lluïsa Castell
Subtitles: Full English
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Last shown at Cornerhouse on Tue 13th Mar 2012
With characteristic brilliance, Villaronga makes a bleak, violent story of superstition, hatred and politics into perturbing images of terrible fascination. The film rewrites the dull old book of tales of the aftermath of civil war. It outdoes all the damaged child-protagonist films that Spain has ever produced
Chris Perriam, Professor of Hispanic Studies at The University of Manchester