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Tasio - 35mm (N/C 15+)

1 May

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Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

Details

Often considered the magnum opus of Basque cinema, this documentary-style film follows the titular character Tasio from childhood to parenthood in rural Navarre. While others emigrate to the city, Tasio prefers to stay in the mountains where he feels free. His struggles with poverty and figures of authority are balanced with romance and family unity, and the beauty and isolation of the landscape.

In Tasio, three giants of Spanish cinema came together for the first time, director Montxo Armendariz (ObabaSecrets of the Heart), hugely influential producer Elias Querejeta (Cria Cuervos,The Spirit of the Beehive) and Almodovar’s Cinematographer Jose Luis Alcaine (Women on the Verge of a BreakdownVolver).

 The screening will be introduced by Miren Manias-Muñoz, Postdoctoral Fellow at Edinburgh University, who holds a PhD in Film Studies from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).

  • Director Montxo Armendariz
  • Cast Patxi Bisquert, Isidro Jose Solano, Garikoitz Mendigutxia
  • Certificate N/C 15+
  • Running time 1h36m
  • Country Spain
  • Language subtitles
  • Year of Production 1984
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