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CinemaAttic: Around the Table

7 Apr 2017 7:30 pm


Hackney Picturehouse



In every culture, but in Spanish even more dramatically, relevant things happen around the table.

For this reason, CinemaAttic wants to see how most of our daily routines and exceptional news are received at a table. A relationship stuck in stupid arguments, families pretending to be happy, a woman facing her husband’s assassin, academic dismissals, first dates…They present six small beautiful stories around a table. The films selected were praised in Cannes, Seminci, Toronto… And there will be a mix between precious minimalist love stories, jet black comedy and tales on the Basque conflict.

‘Mañana’ – tomorrow- is one of most recurrent words used for Spaniards. In Mañana no es otro día wonders how hard it is for young couples to last today. In Mañana es Navidad the story takes you back to one of those Christmas Eve Dinners where a well-respected happy family is celebrating the joy of being together…

Other remarkable short films that will be shown are Apolo 81 and Norte. Apolo 81 is Oscar Bernacer‘s latest portray of romantic comedies today. A game begins in a bar. Both players have their cards and the setting is the board. Love is a losing game right, yet we keep playing over and over… Norte is a subtle and reflexive approach to thorny issues of violence and conflict, the changing nature of Spanish and Basque societies, of ETA and the long lasting Basque conflict.

How could a table influence all the six films of the programme, does the table have an impact on the story? Strange questions require strange guys to answer them. No one like Cinemaattic geeks to shed some light into the real power of a simple piece of furniture.


7 Apr 2017
7:30 pm
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Hackney Picturehouse
270 Mare Street
London, E8 1HE United Kingdom
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