The eponymous deputy, Roberto Orbea, is a left-wing politician elected in the immediate aftermath of the end of the Franco dictatorship. Set up by his right-wing establishment rivals, the married Orbea’s clandestine homosexuality is used against him in a blackmail plot when he falls in love with an adolescent boy. Made by the prolific gay socialist filmmaker Eloy de la Iglesia, this film takes advantage of the end of cinematic censorship in Spain to deal with formerly taboo topics.
This screening is introduced by Dr Andy Willis, University of Salford and HOME’s Senior Visiting Curator of Film. This introduction will be BSL interpreted and the film will include English subtitles.