¡Viva! Festival: Petra (15)

Part of the ¡Viva! Festival Running from
Last screening: Sunday 19 May at 3.15pm
  • £8.50 for screenings before 5pm
    Aged Under 26: £6
  • Cinema

Part of: ¡Viva! Festival

Director: Jaime Rosales
Stars: Bárbara Lennie, Alex Brendemühl, Joan Botey, Marisa Paredes

Auteur filmmaker Rosales brings the atmosphere of Greek tragedy to contemporary Spain in this portrait of a broken family suffering the consequences of secrets, lies and violence.

Petra, a fatherless young woman, embarks on a search that leads her to Jaume, a famous artist and a powerful, ruthless man (remarkably portrayed by a non-professional actor). Petra’s story entwines with the lives of Jaume, his wife and their son, and step-by-step their fates are sealed.

The non-chronological order reflects their predestined outcomes, with chapters that rearrange the plot to give you flashes of foresight and hindsight. Shot on location near Madrid and Girona, the camera gracefully glides across the beautiful rural scenery in this darkly witty melodrama, which should tease, surprise and engage all the way to the end!

 

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:

15

Duration

Approx 105 mins

Time details

15-20 minutes of trailers and adverts before the screening

Languages:

Spanish with English subtitles