Sun 25 Sep - Thu 29 Sep 2022 | Promo codes can be applied at checkout
Sun 25 Sep - Thu 29 Sep 2022 | Promo codes can be applied at checkout

115 mins – Spain / Argentina 2021 – Subtitles – Dir: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat
Starring: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martínez

Independent cinema darling and Cannes Palme d’Or-winning filmmaker Lola Cuevas (Penélope Cruz) is approached by ageing, ailing business mogul Humberto Suárez (José Luis Gómez) to make a film that he hopes will be his legacy for the world. Intended as an adaptation of a much-loved literary work, Cuevas has more experimental intentions than some turgid piece of heritage cinema. Given carte blanche over the casting – Suárez’s only condition was that she choose ‘the best’ – she pits acclaimed but stiflingly snobbish ‘Actor’ Ivan Torres (Martínez) against handsome but superficial screen icon Felix Rivero (Banderas), believing that the inevitable tension between the two can only help the film’s dynamic. She couldn’t be more right, as the three gather for a nine-day rehearsal that sees each pushed to their wits’ end and underpins Cuevas’ belief that art is suffering.

Sun 25 Sep
2.15pm
Mon 26 Sep
6.15pm
Tues 27 Sep
6.15pm
Wed 28 Sep
6.15pm
Thurs 29 Sep
6.15pm
This is like comedy for the mind. But whatever you want to call it, it’s intellectually satisfying, in that it presents a skewed but unified vision of reality.
San Francisco Chronicle
This is like comedy for the mind. But whatever you want to call it, it’s intellectually satisfying, in that it presents a skewed but unified vision of reality.
San Francisco Chronicle
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