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Los santos inocentes (The Holy Innocents)

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Los santos inocentes (The Holy Innocents)
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12 Jul 2020 7pm

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"Classics With You: 1973-1997" is the new film series by the Instituto Cervantes in Leeds. Every weekend in July, starting on Friday 3rd July and ending on Sunday 2nd August, we will be screening 5 Spanish cult fims, by directors Víctor Erice (2), Ricardo Franco, Mario Camus and Luis García Berlanga. Each film will be available on the Instituto Cervantes Vimeo channel for 48 hours, with subtitles in English, and will be introduced in a video by a member of the Spanish Film Academy and also by an British film specialist. In order to access the film a password will be provided on the information page on our website.

The second film on the programme is The Holy Innocents (Los santos inocentes, Mario Camus, 1984), available to watch from Friday 10th July at 19.00 to Sunday 12th July at 19.00. Find the password to access at: https://cultura.cervantes.es/leeds/en/los-santos-inocentes--the-holy-innocents-/134747

Synopsis: The adaptation of Miguel Delibes' novel of the same name is one of the outstanding examples of the cinematographic policies of the eighties, which sought new readings on the eternal dialogue between cinema and literature in order to highlight the main themes and concerns of Spanish culture. The Mario Camus film had an immediate endorsement at the Cannes Festival, with the ex aequo award for the two main actors, Alfredo Landa and Paco Rabal. The story of the family of Paco "el Bajo", who lives in a farmhouse in Extremadura, still shudders as a story of a rural, inherited and wild Spain, which is not so far back in time, unfortunately.

Image Info: Mario Camus, Mercury Films

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