Spring Weekend, 13th edition


In the Company of Women
Ciné Lumière at the Institut Français

Screening courtesy of New Wave Films

£15, conc. £13

Followed by a Q&A (tbc)

Dir. Silvia Munt
with Alícia Falcó, Itziar Ituño, Elena Tarrats, Itziar Aitzpuru, Sara Barroeta, Nagore Cenizo

Spain/France | 2023 | 93 min | cert. 15
In Spanish with English subtitles

Inspired by real events and set 1976, right after Franco’s death, Munt’s is a poignant film about a group of women from Rentería, in the Basque Country, who fought tirelessly for women rights throughout the 1970s, helping many to cross the border into France, where they were able to secure safe and dignified abortions.


It is also about young Bea, a feminist activist whose ideas are constantly reinforced by the sight of the lives of the older generation of women and which she doesn’t want to repeat. Amidst a country in transformation, family dificulties and feminist manifestations, Bea discovers love and romance with another girl and sees herself forced into adulthood.

Enjoy a glass of Tío Pepe Fino courtesy of González Byass and some of the best jamón with the compliments of Spanish Master Ham before the screening from 6.15pm.