This screening will be introduced by Prof. Santiago Fouz Hernández from University of Durham. This talk will be BSL interpreted.
This film will also be followed by a drinks reception in the Event Space – receive a free glass of cava or bottle of Cruzcampo with your film ticket.
If you saw this back in the 90s, you might just recall how outrageous, chaotic, absurdly erotic and unrepentantly fun it was – and if you haven’t seen it yet, you’re in for a wild ride! In a provincial Spanish town José Luis, whose wealthy parents own the local underwear factory, falls in love with Silvia, the sensuous daughter of a prostitute. His horrified mother hires Raúl, an underwear model and ham factory worker, to seduce Silvia away. What ensues is a fantastically surreal combination of Spanish stereotypes and deliberately vulgar excess – anyone for sex, drama, ham and naked bullfighting? Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
The Bigas Luna Tribute is curated by Prof. Santiago Fouz Hernández, University of Durham, and Betty Bigas, multidisciplinary artist and daughter of Bigas Luna.