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Screening followed by Q&A: Pa negre / Black Bread

Screening followed by Q&A: Pa negre / Black Bread

 

The film Black Bread is a 2010 Catalan-language drama written and directed by Agustí Villaronga, based on the homonymous novel by Teixidor with elements of two other works by him, Retrat d’un assassí d’ocells and Sic transit Gloria Swanson.

Instituto Cervantes, in collaboration with Instituto Ramon Llull, Catalan Observatory-LSE and CILAVS-BirkbeckIn Catalan, present a screening of Black Bread. The film is in Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles.

After the screening, Prof. Paul Preston and translator Peter Bush will discuss the book, the film and their historical background, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

 

Black Bread (Pa negre) by Emili Teixidor (1933-2012) is one of the major novels of contemporary Spain which brings to life a rural world of mythical force as the Civil War is over and the villagers live under occupation by the Guardia Civil.

The film Black Bread is a 2010 Catalan-language drama written and directed by Agustí Villaronga, based on the homonymous novel by Teixidor with elements of two other works by him, Retrat d’un assassí d’ocells and Sic transit Gloria Swanson.

The film won 13 Gaudí Awards, 9 Goya Awards, including best film, best director and best adapted screenplay. It was selected as the Spanish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards, being the first Catalan-language film to do so.

Admission free. RSVP required on http://bit.ly/panegre

 

Details

Date:
June 1
Time
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://bit.ly/panegre

Venue

Birkbeck University of London
Malet Street, Room B34
London, WC1E 7HX United Kingdom
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Full Name
Departamento de Cultura del Instituto Cervantes de Londres
Email
cultlon1@cervantes.es