London Spanish Film Festival

The Bar

dir. Álex de la Iglesia

with Blanca Suárez, Mario Casas, Carmen Machi,
Terele Pávez

Spain | 2017 | 102 mins | cert. 15 | col
In Spanish with English subtitles


sat 23 sep | 8.30pm | £12, conc. £11, University of Westminster students £8 | Regent Street Cinema

Preceded by the short RENOVABLE (see details below)



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On an average day at mid-morning long-standing regulars and newcomers sidle up to the bar, sharing churros, fried pastries and grilled ham and cheese sandwiches under the relentless orders of Amparo, the owner of the bar. Life continues as normal until one of them leaves the premises and is shot in the middle of the deserted square. The group is stunned and only the street cleaner dares to go out to help the fallen man, promptly receiving a bullet himself... A dark thriller horror comedy in Álex de la Iglesia's unique style. A must with reminiscences of Luis Buñuel's The Exterminating Angel.


RENOVABLE | Renewable

Spain | 2016 | 13 mins | col
In Spanish with English subtitles


dirs. Jose Mari Goenaga, Jon Garaño

With Tanya de Roberto, Josean Bengoetxea

Years after their break-up, Tania and Josean meet again at a conference on renewable energy. She has a lot to tell him...

takes place at:
Ciné Lumière
at the Institut français
17 Queensberry Place
South Kensington
London SW7 2DT
Box Office:
020 7871 3515
Regent Street Cinema
309 Regent Street
London W1B 2HW
Box Office:
020 7911 5050