Dealing with a post-Franco society and the re-awakening of a culture from a repressive regime, the BFI’s Spanish Season is taking place in London 2 – 30 June.
Good Morning Freedom! Spanish Cinema After Franco is a celebration of key films from Spain’s newly unrestricted era following 40 years of Franco’s dictatorship. The lifting of censorship saw the birth of a generation of films where once taboo themes, namely sexuality and religion, were openly depicted and challenged. Titles range from Almodóvar’s (who we’re a big fan of here at TQS) inspirational gay comedy Labyrinth of Passion to Going Down in Morrocco a hilarious Spanish comedy about the world of hash-smuggling. These films certainly put Spanish cinema on the world map and are a constant source of inspiration for film and cultural movements around the world.
For more information about the festival visit the BFI’s website here.