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Grandfathers

dir. Santiago Requejo

with Carlos Iglesias, Roberto Álvarez and Ramón Barea

Spain | 2019 | 108 min | Comedy | cert. PG
In Spanish with English subtitles

 

UK première

sat 28 sep | 6.15pm | £13, conc. £11 | Ciné Lumière

 

Followed by a Q&A (tbc)

 

 

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Isidro (Carlos Iglesias) has suffered heavily from the Spanish financial crash. He is unemployed at the age of 56, but nobody wants to hire a senior – even one with 30 years of relevant experience. His friends Desiderio (Ramón Barea), a writer of romantic fiction, and Arturo (Roberto Álvarez), a retiree desperate to be a grandfather, feel similarly out of place and behind the times in a globalised world in which image, youth, and technology reign supreme. Even so, the trio refuse to give up, joining forces to prove that they still have something to offer. Side by side they launch a modern, forward-thinking (or so they think) business from scratch: a nursery for toddlers. What could go wrong!? The first full-length feature from director Santiago Requejo, Abuelos is jam-packed with warm-hearted, feel-good humour – and a sharp critique of cultural assumptions about the elderly.

 

 
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