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London Spanish Film Festival
LA ISLA DE LAS MENTIRAS
CORE PROGRAMME

The Island of Lies

dir. Paula Cons

with Nerea Barros, Ana Oca, Sergio Quintana, Celso Bugallo, DarĂ­o Grandinetti

Spain/Argentina/Portugal | 2020 | 93 min | cert. 15
In Galician and Spanish with English subtitles

 

UK première

fri 24 sep | 6.30pm | £13, conc. £11 | Ciné Lumière

 

 

  • LA ISLA DE LAS MENTIRAS

In a winter morning of 1921, amid the thick fog of the Galician coastline, a boat with 260 emigrants bound for Buenos Aires sinks off the coast of Sálvora, a very small island 3km off the mainland. On that night the men of the island had all been to the mainland to celebrate Christmas and three courageous women use a small boat and row by ear to try to save as many people as they can. An Argentine journalist takes interest in covering the case and starts to investigate the many fatal coincidences that happened on the night of the shipwreck. Producer, writer and director Paula Cons portrays in a superb way the cold tragedy in the magnificent natural coastline of this island in the Atlantic as well as the terrible ignorance of a community banished from progress.

 
THE LONDON SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL
takes place at:
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