London Spanish Film Festival
LA HIGUERA DE LOS BASTARDOS
BASQUE WINDOW

The Bastards Fig Tree

dir. Ana Murrugarren

with Karra Elejalde, Pepa Aniorte, Carlos Areces,
Andrés Herrera

Spain | 201 | 103 min | cert. PG
In Spanish with English subtitles

 

UK première

thu 27 sep | 8.40pm | £12, conc. £10 | Ciné Lumière

 

Followed by a Q&A with the director and producer
Joaquín Trincado

 

  • LA HIGUERA DE LOS BASTARDOS
  • LA HIGUERA DE LOS BASTARDOS
  • LA HIGUERA DE LOS BASTARDOS
  • LA HIGUERA DE LOS BASTARDOS
  • LA HIGUERA DE LOS BASTARDOS

During the Spanish Civil War fascists used to pay visits to private houses at the night to "clean" the new Spain from "rojos" and other undesirable people. Near the end of the War, one of those soldiers starts to torment himself with the idea that the little son of a man he's killed will kill him as soon as he turns sixteen. In order to avoid this, he takes some rather amusing measures. Murugarren's film is only her second as a director, but her wide experience as an editor contributes to making La higuera de los bastardos a balanced and nuanced take on a dark side of Spain's history.

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