Wednesday, 6 April 2011

This week's Spanish films at the Manchester Cornerhouse

Read Our Review on 'Biutiful' in 'British Royalty & Barcelona's Gangmasters' on Feb. 2nd below: 'Where the tourists never go!'

Fans of Spanish film are in for a treat this April at Cornerhouse. Screening from Friday 8th, The Silent House (La Casa Muda) wowed critics at Cannes 2010. This artsy horror marks a noteworthy debut from Uruguayan director, Gustavo Hernandez. Impressively shot using a digital ‘still’ camera in just a single take, the film tells the story of Laura and her father who unearth the otherworldly secrets of an isolated cottage.

'A stylish, handheld house-of-horrors number, which like the best examples of the genre uses suspense rather than gore to rack up the tension.' Lee Marshall, Screen Daily.

Biutiful (see our film review of 'Biutiful' on February 2nd, 2011) is back by popular demand, and we're screening it over three dates as part of our Play It Again season. Recommended by Jessie Gibbs, coordinator on our ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Film Festival, Javier Bardem gives an Oscar-nominated performance as Uxbal, a man treading a fine line between sinner and saint as he strives to provide for his family in the murky underworld of Barcelona. Advance booking is recommended if you don’t want to miss this compelling and accomplished picture on the big screen.


The Silent House: La casa muda

Cert 15

Showing from Fri 8 April

Laura and her father are preparing to renovate an isolated cottage, and in readiness for an early start they stay overnight in the house. As they settle down for the night Laura hears noises from outside and urges her father to investigate...


Cert 15

Showing from Sun 24 April

Anchored by a stunning central performance from Javier Bardem, the new film from Amores Perros and 21 Grams director Alejandro González Iñárritu tells the compelling story of one man’s struggle to find spiritual redemption in Barcelona.

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