This hypnotic comedy is the story of Carmen, an ordinary housewife living on the outskirts of Madrid with her husband Carlos. He’s a construction worker and football fan who lives and breathes for Real Madrid, and nothing else. Carmen blindly follows the old saying “better the devil you know…”, but when he’s possessed by the spirit of an apparently much nicer man, their lives are transformed dramatically. A riot of saturated colour, deliberate excess and infectious 80s music, the style is diametrically opposed to Berger’s previous hit Blancanieves, but brings many of the same technical and artistic crew back together for another unique and memorable affair.
The screening on Tue 24 Apr will be introduced by Dr Abigail Loxham, University of Liverpool.
The intro will be BSL interpreted by Alex McDonald, and the film includes English subtitles.
We are pleased to welcome Pablo Berger for a Q&A following the screening on Sat 21 April, chaired by Jessie Gibbs.