Spring Weekend, 13th edition


The Girls Are Alright
Ciné Lumière at the Institut Français

Screening courtesy of New Wave Films

£15, conc. £13

Followed by a Q&A with actress Itziar Manero and Prof. Maria Delgado, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Dir. Itsaso Arana
with Irene Escolar, Bárbara Lennie, Helena Ezquerro,
Itziar Manero, Itsaso Arana

Spain | 2023 | 85 min | cert. 15
In Spanish and Basque with English subtitles

A group of young women, four actresses and a writer and director, gather at a sleepy tucked away country house for a week to rehearse a play. Female friendship, reflexions and dialogue about their experiences and views will be encouraged.

Further to a successful career as an actress, Itsaso Arana’s debut feature film is a warm summer story about princesses, horses, toads, a fire, a party, a river, lots of letters, and even a confused prince. Written by Arana herself, it is also about indepedent and resolute women in a feminine and gentle way, delicate and playful like a summer breeze.

Let’s toast Spanish cinema with the compliments of Alhambra beer after the screening.