Spring Weekend, 13th edition


Close your Eyes
Ciné Lumière at the Institut Français

Screening courtesy of New Wave Films

£15, conc. £13

Followed by a Q&A (tbc)

Dir. Víctor Iriarte
with Lola Dueñas, Ana Torrent, Manuel Egozkue

Spain/Portugal/France | 2023 | 95 min | cert. 15
In Spanish with English subtitles

Víctor Iriarte’s remarkable first feature film explores the issue of stolen children in Spain. Vera was forced to give up her newborn child for adoption when she was very young. Cora was unable to have children and adopted one, raising him as her own.

Vera’s passionate and obsessive search for her biological son will lead her to uncover a horrific network of abducted children from women who were considered “unsuitable” by both the State and the Church and that went on into the 1990s.

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.