Homage to Icíar Bollaín at Instituto Cervantes

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
Icíar Bollaín

13 — 15 September 2023 Entrance is free — Visit now

Manchester’s Instituto Cervantes pays homage to award-winning filmmaker Icíar Bollaín this September. Scheduled across three evenings, the director, actress and screenwriter is being feted with free screenings of three of her films.

With a career spanning some three decades, the screenings start on Wednesday 13 September with 1999’s Flores de otro mundo (Flowers from Another World). The Madrid-born filmmaker won the Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix for the film, which follows three women who move to rural Spain in search of life and love.

On Thursday 14 September, 2016’s El olivo (The Olive Tree) will be followed by a a live Q&A with Icíar Bollaín and Professor Santiago Fouz, from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Durham.

Finally, on Friday 15 September, Bollaín will be in Manchester to talk about 2003’s seven Goya-winning Te doy mis ojos (Take My Eyes) which will be presented by Ana Valbuena from Cervantes Instituto in accessible Spanish. After the screening, attendees will have the opportunity to practice their Spanish skills with a specially designed study package on the film’s themes.

Tickets to all three events are free but should be booked in advance.

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