London Spanish Film Festival
LA DONA DEL SEGLE
CATALAN WINDOW

The Woman of the Century

dir. Sílvia Quer

with Elena Martín, Nora Navas and Àlex Monner

Spain | 2019 | 90 min | Drama | cert. PG
In Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles

 

UK première

sat 28 sep | 2.00pm | £12, conc. £11
Regent Street Cinema

  • LA DONA DEL SEGLE
  • LA DONA DEL SEGLE
  • LA DONA DEL SEGLE
  • LA DONA DEL SEGLE
  • LA DONA DEL SEGLE
  • LA DONA DEL SEGLE
  • LA DONA DEL SEGLE
  • LA DONA DEL SEGLE
  • LA DONA DEL SEGLE

Barcelona, 1919. A city awash with workers' strikes, criminal gangs, and social divisions. Consuelo, a young woman raised in an orphanage, is mistaken for a seamstress at department store El Siglo – the exemplary bourgeois establishment of the era. Yet, rather than point out the error, she simply completes the job to an excellent standard, and is soon offered a full-time contract. However, her lowly background and lack of proper documentation, at a time of entrenched class-based prejudice, threaten to shatter her feminist dreams of empowerment and emancipation. When all seems lost, a possible lifeline emerges: might she be the daughter of famous painter Isidre Nonell and his gypsy muse? A film dedicated to all those women who bravely stirred the winds of revolutionary change at the start of the twentieth century.

 

 
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