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The Year of the Discovery + Introduction (N/C 12+)

8 August

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Screening as part of the Mediterranean Summer Special season.

In 1992, when the Olympics and the Expo presented Spain as an emerging new democracy, the Spanish liberal government pushed for an accelerated process of de-industrialisation in the name of supposed economical progress, leaving the working class distraught and inciting riots in the southern town of Cartagena.

The Year of the Discovery is a three-hour cinematic experience that provocatively blends past and present, portraying Spain after the deindustrialisation of the 1980s, and after the 2008 global financial crisis, through the eyes of working class people in bars and cafes in Cartagena.

Named by Sight & Sound as one of the Best Films of 2020 and winner of two Goya Awards, this epic documentary allows us to rediscover an almost forgotten piece of social history.

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  • Director Luis López Carrasco
  • Country Spain/Switzerland
  • Year of Production 2020
  • Language Spanish with English subtitles
  • Running Time 3h20m
  • Certificate N/C 12+
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