24th-29th September 2018

Chagford, Dartmoor, Devon

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Pedro Almodovar Day

Pedro Amoldovar
  • Date: Tuesday 25th September
  • Time: 2.30pm
  • Tickets: £30 for all three films and the tapas meal, or £7 per film
  • Types: Film screening, Q and A

Chagford Film Festival is showing three films written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, in celebration of his 69th birthday. Presented in collaboration with the Departments of Modern Languages and Film Studies at the University of Exeter.

  • 2.30pm All About my Mother – With an introduction by Rachel Beaney, PhD candidate in Spanish Film at the Universities of Exeter and Cardiff
  • 6.30pm Julieta – With an introduction by Dr Guillem Colom-Montero, Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, University of Exeter
  • 9pm Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown – With an introduction by Sally Faulkner, Head of Modern Languages and Professor of Hispanic Studies and Film Studies at the University of Exeter

There will be a Q&A after each screening with Professor Sally Faulkner, Dr Guillem Colom-Montero and Rachel Beaney.

Pedro Almodóvar is a Spanish Oscar-winning director and screenwriter known for films like All About My Mother, Talk to Her, Bad Education, Volver and I’m So Excited.

Born on September 25th 1949 in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain, Pedro Almodóvar went on to become an internationally recognised filmmaker who’s directed more than a dozen movies, some of which have been controversial. After the hit Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Almodóvar won Academy Awards for All About My Mother and Talk to Her. His more recent films include Volver, Broken Embraces and I’m So Excited.

We would like to thank the Spanish Embassy for their generous support of this event. Please visit their website for details of other Spanish Culture and Science events in the UK.

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About "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown"

While seeking her unfaithful and elusive lover, a television actress tries to hold on to her sanity amid a whirlwind existence, both helped and hindered by a host of fellow eccentrics.

One of the most successful comedies ever made, Pedro Almodóvar’s playful cinematic triumph brought him and his remarkable cast new fans the world over. We mark both the 30th anniversary of the film and also Pedro Almodóvar’s birthday with this special screening.

Spanish with English subtitles.

30th anniversary screening.

With an introduction by Sally Faulkner, Head of Modern Languages and Professor of Hispanic Studies and Film Studies at the University of Exeter.

Q&A after the screening with Professor Sally Faulkner, Dr Guillem Colom-Montero and Rachel Beaney.

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About "Julieta"

A chance encounter leads to much soul searching for a woman who has lost touch with her daughter. As she confronts painful memories, the story unfolds in flashback, revealing the events leading up to the present.

Pedro Almodóvar’s 20th film – another exploration of love, loss and life in modern day Spain, the film was critically acclaimed and brought Emma Suárez many awards for best actress.

Based on the short stories Chance, Soon and Silence by Alice Munro.

Spanish with English subtitles.

With an introduction by Dr Guillem Colom-Montero, Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, University of Exeter.

Q&A after the screening with Professor Sally Faulkner, Dr Guillem Colom-Montero and Rachel Beaney.

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About "All About my Mother"

The tragic circumstances which befall a single mother, force her to confront the events of her past. Her own journey of discovery brings her closer to a number of other characters, each needing her help with problems of their own.

One of Pedro Almodóvar’s most successful films and winner of many international awards including both an Oscar and a BAFTA for Best Foreign Language film, and the Best Director prize for Almodóvar at the Cannes Film Festival.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

With an introduction by Rachel Beaney, PhD candidate in Spanish Film at the Universities of Exeter and Cardiff.

Q&A after the screening with Professor Sally Faulkner, Dr Guillem Colom-Montero and Rachel Beaney.

Read more…