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Petra (N/C 15+)

29 April

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


The atmosphere of Greek tragedy comes to contemporary Spain in this brooding portrait of a broken family suffering the consequences of secrets, lies and violence. Petra, a fatherless young woman, embarks on a search that leads her to Jaume, a famous artist and a powerful, ruthless man (remarkably portrayed by 77-year old Joan Botey in his debut film role). Told in non-chronological chapters with headings that both reveal and conceal key plot developments, Rosales’ film is playful and haunting, shot with a slowly drifting camera that further heightens the narrative’s ever-present tension.

Part of ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2019 tour, presented by HOME, Manchester, with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.

  • Director Jaime Rosales
  • Cast Bárbara Lennie, Alex Brendemühl, Joan Botey
  • Certificate N/C 15+
  • Running time 1h45m
  • Country Spain
  • Language subtitles
  • Year of Production 2018
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