El sur

Spain-France 1983, 95 mins
Director: Víctor Erice

Victor Erice’s second feature is a powerful evocation of the imagination’s capacity to craft crepuscular worlds filled with hushed, secretive voices. But it is also a warning about the dangers of living in these seductive fantasies. Join us to discuss and savour this lyrical, tactile masterpiece the only way it should be experienced – on the big screen.

The post screening discussion will be hosted by writer and researcher Dr Ethan Lyon, co-host of the Autism Through Cinema podcast.

Director: Victor Erice
Production Company: Elías Querejeta Producciones Cinematográficas
Screenplay: Víctor Erice

Omero Antonutti (Agustín)
Sonsoles Aranguren (Estrella, age 8)
Icíar Bollaín (Estrella, age 15)
Lola Cardona (Julia)
Spain-France 1983
95 mins

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• Customers can select their seats when they arrive in the auditorium.

• Please leave space between yourself and other groups and retain your selected seats for the duration of the performance if possible.

• We support you wearing a face covering if you choose to do so.

• You are welcome to take refreshments into the auditorium but no hot food please.

• Doors will open 30 minutes before the screening.

• No trailers will be shown.

• The programme will be introduced.

• Our house lights will remain on a low level throughout the screening, and the volume will be turned slightly down.

• You will be able to leave the auditorium and return during the screening.

• There will be a quiet space to use if you need to leave the auditorium.

• We understand you may make some noise.

• Please ask us if you need help.