¡Viva! Festival: Jean Francois I El Sentit De La Vida (12A)

Part of the ¡Viva! Festival Running from
Last screening: Sunday 12 May 2019 at 1pm
  • £8.50 for screenings before 5pm
    Aged Under 26: £6

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Part of: ¡Viva! Festival

Past event

Director: Sergi Portabella
Stars: Max Megias, Claudia Vega, Pau Durà, Théo Cholbi

Portabella’s debut film is a witty and whimsical take on the growing pains of adolescence.

Young teenager Francesc – a solitary boy with an eye patch and a psychiatrist – is natural prey for school bullies, until he finds a novel escape in the form of French existentialist philosophy. With deep commitment to the ideas of Albert Camus, he turns up his coat collar, calls himself Jean-François, and resolves to make a pilgrimage from Catalonia to Paris. En route he meets Lluna, an older girl who awakens his budding hormones and becomes his surprising travel companion.

Accompanied by a baroque score and suitably philosophical chapter titles, this is a stylish and sweet coming-of-age tale.

 

Part of ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2019 tour, presented by HOME, Manchester, with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.

Certificate:

12A

Duration

Approx 90 mins

Time details

15-20 minutes of trailers and adverts before the screening

Languages:

Spanish with English subtitles

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