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Classics with You: A Festival of Spanish Films (1973-1997) Programme :    Classics with You: A Festival of Spanish Films (1973-1997)
Venue Name: ONLINE
Start Date: 27 Jul 2020
End Date: 02 Aug 2020
Start Time: 00:00
Category Name : FILM CLUB
 
Organised in collaboration with Cervantes Institute, New Delhi

Fifth film in the online series presenting five exceptional films from Spain, created between 1973–1997. Each of the films has received awards at the most prestigious international festivals and are emblematic of the collective memory, continuing to connect with contemporary viewers, offering them a much richer and more complex imagination.

Screenings will be held every Friday in July 2020 from 11:30 pm onwards. Vimeo links of the films will be made accessible for a period of 48 hours

On Friday, 31st July 2020 from 11:30 pm onwards
The Heifer
(La vanquilla)
(122 min; 1985; Spanish with English subtitles)
Director: Luis Garcia Berlanga

Recipient of the ASECAN Award for Best Spanish Film, ASECAN Award 1986

Written and directed by Luis Garcia Berlanga, it was the first comedy made about the Spanish Civil War and the highest-grossing Spanish film in Spain at the time surpassing The Holy Innocents (Los santos inocentes).

Set in 1938 during the Spanish Civil War when a group of Republican soldiers sneak into a village in enemy territory to steal a bull with plans of butchering it to feed themselves. Fate and the bull itself, however, have other plans. One of the surreptitious bull-snatchers knows the village well -- he grew up there, but that advantage alone cannot guarantee their success, as it turns out. The group of five would-be thieves dress themselves in uniforms of the Nationalist troops in an attempt to dissimulate their true identity. But instead of a neat getaway with a bull in tow, they are caught up in the "correo" or running of the bull, they get involved in a religious procession, and in the end, watch as the bull breaks out of a flimsy ring in a bullfight and heads for the hills. Still hungry, the group of men now have to worry about getting back to their own battalion before they are found out

https://cultura.cervantes.es/nuevadelhi/en/the-heifer/134829


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