London Spanish Film Festival
ARDE MADRID
9th Spring Weekend

dir. Paco León

with Inma Cuesta, Paco León, Debi Mazar, Anna Castillo,
Julián Villagrán

2018 | Spain | 120 min | TV series | cert. 15
In Spanish with English subtitles

 

UK première

The screening of the series will be divided in two sessions.

Ciné Lumière | Double Bill: £17, conc. £15

 

ARDE MADRID I

sat 13 apr | 4.10pm

Introduced by director and actor Paco León and producer Anna Costa, both of them creators of the series.

 

ARDE MADRID II

sat 13 apr | 6.50pm
Ciné Lumière

Preceded by a Q&A with Paco León and Anna Costa

Special thanks to: L'oscar

 

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Join us and enjoy a complimentary
beer between sessions courtesy of:
Mahou

Madrid, 1961. Ava Gardner is living a dissolute life of parties and Franco's authorities are determined to keep a close eye on what she does and to uncover any possible communist activity. To investigate this matter, the secret services infiltrate a loyal and trustworthy instructor from the Female Services, Ana Mari, as a maid in the American actress's home as well as, under the appearance of her husband, Manolo, a shameless opportunist who will act as driver. The naughty Manolo will try to take advantage of his position in the household to earn some extra money, while Ana Mari, spinster and lame, will observe with rigour the continuous mundane and often wild parties in the house and stoping at the same time Manolo's advances.

 

Through the eyes of Ana Mari and Manolo, we'll see Gardner's impudence and the world of Madrid's elite in the early 60s, which aesthetics are inhanced by the use of black and white. All this. with the joyous sense of humour and with great doses of music, sex, gypsies and whisky, all the while paying homage to female strength and dignity.

 

 
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