UK Premiere/ El Soñador

Directed by Adrián Saba

Sebastian, nicknamed Chaplin, leads a life of petty crime in Lima, Peru. After a violent incident and a forbidden liaison turn his gang members against him, Chaplin can no longer retreat to his dreams to escape. Wonderfully shot with a beautiful colour palette, the lyrical flow between reality and dreams, past and present, all falls into place in the poignant denouement. Contemplating El Soñador and his masterful debut El Limpiador, Saba said: “I am interested in the marginalised, the forgotten, and more than anything the people that consciously or unconsciously look for the purpose in their lives. I always wonder if we can change our paths or if there is no way out.”

80 minutes

Translated title:
The Dreamer


Full English

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This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time