Recommended for A2 and equivalent level Spanish
This A2 study session will include an intro to the film, examining key themes of family relationships, traditions, urban and rural culture, women in Spain, genre and characterisation. After the screening, an interactive study session will include discussion of the content of the film, asking questions and completing A2 Level language exercises.
Led by Carmen Herrero, Head of Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University
Dir Pedro Almodóvar/France/Spain 2006
121mins/Spanish with English Subtitles
Penélope Cruz/Yohana Cobo/Blanca Portillo
Spanish from top to toe, the film moves between a La Mancha village and working-class Madrid where village daughter Raimunda struggles to support her family. Circumstances seem to conspire against her, but surrounded by three generations of women – hairdresser sister Sole, teen daughter Paula, former neighbour Agustina and haunted by her dead mother, Raimunda will do more than survive.
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