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Christmas Spanish cinema: Plácido

Christmas Spanish cinema: Plácido
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9 Dec 2019 7pm - 8:30pm

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Hyde Park Book Club

27 - 29 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 1BL

Christmas time is coming and to celebrate it the Instituto Cervantes in Leeds is again collaborating with Leeds Cineforum to bring to the city a Spanish Christmas classic: Plácido.

Plácido (1961) is a film written by the renowned Spanish scriptwriter Rafael Azcona and directed by Luis Garcia Berlanga - a master of cinema who used comedy as a means of in reality to sharply criticise Spanish society during the Franco years. Plácido is one of key Berlanga´s works along with El verdugo and Bienvenido Mister Marshall.

Plácido is ironically the name of the film´s protagonist who is not able to enjoy any peace and quiet during the Christmas celebrations. The film takes place in a small Spanish town where a group of elderly ladies decide to celebrate Christmas with a “sit a poor person at your table” event. The celebrations also include a parade and Plácido, the owner of a three-wheeled motorcycle is expected to take part, but a problem arises that could stop him from doing this, as it´s also the same day that the first payment for his motorcycle is due and he needs to go to the bank.

Plácido (Luis García Berlanga, 1961) / Comedy / 85 min. / Film in Spanish with English subtitles / Free event, just turn in.


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Instituto Cervantes Leeds
  • Free Event
  • Family friendly
  • Film
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