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Six Catalan productions at the 61st London Film Festival

4th October 2017 - 15th October 2017

The BFI London Film Festival celebrates its 61st anniversary this year from 4 to 15 October.

Six Catalan productions will be screened in this special edition: ‘Summer 1993’, Carla Simon; Pablo Berger’s ‘ Abracadabra’‘A fantàstic woman’ by Sebastián Leilo,  and ‘Anchor and hope’ by Carlos Marques -Marcet. Short film  ‘Santa Ana’ by  Cesar Pesquera. And ‘The kid and the hedgehog’, an animated short by Marc Riba and Anna Solanas.

Directors Carla Simon, Pablo Berger, Cesar Pesquera and  Carlos Marques-Marcet will attend their respective screenings.


SUMMER 1993, Dir Carla Simon. With the attendance of its Director

Bereavement is seen through the eyes of a six –year- old girl in this assured, visually arresting debut from Catalan filmmaker Carla Simon.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 20:45, BFI Southbank NFT2
Thursday, 12 October 2017, 13:15,   BFI Southbank NFT3
Sunday, 15 October 2017, 13:00, Cine Lumière

ANCHOR AND HOPE, Dir Carlos Marques-Marcet. With the attendance of its Director

A smart, funny, London film about Love and its discontents as a lesbian couple’s relationship is tested when a friend comes to stay

Tuesday 10 October 2017, 18:15,  Empire Haymarket, Screen 1
Thursday 12 October 2017, 11:45, Vue Leicester Square, Screen 7

A FANTASTIC WOMAN, Dir Sebastián Leilo      

A transwoman’s quest for a little respect gives us one od 2017’s standout performances in this invigorating drama.

Friday 6 October 2017, 21:30 Odeon Leicester Square
Tuesday 10 October 2017, 14:40 Odeon Leicester Square

SANTA ANA, Dir Cesar Pesquera,  8 min. With the attendance of its Director

There is a link between evil and the famed Santa Ana winds in Southern California.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 18:15, Prince Charles
Friday, 13 October 2017, 20:45, BFI Southbank NFT2

THE KID AND THE HEDGEHOG, Dir Marc Riba and Anna Solanas

An animated short film about a boy and his duck visit a hedgehog

Sunday, 8 October 2017, BFI Southbank, NFT1


*(this event has been re-posted from the Institut Ramon Llull UK website)


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