To coincide with ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Film Festival we are delighted to offer a rare chance to see Carlos Saura’s directorial debut Los Golfos – one of the cornerstones of Spanish cinema.
A group of restless teenagers living in a slum suburb of Madrid band together to support their friend Juan’s bid to become a bullfighter. Lacking any money of their own, the boys plan a heist to fund Juan’s dream.
Following a decade of patriotic and risk-averse cinema, Carlos Saura burst onto the Spanish filmmaking scene with this controversial debut. Finished in 1959 and nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1960, Los Golfos was not released until 1962 due to a bitter battle with the Spanish film censors.