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Cinema : Josep (Mediterranean Summer Special)

Thursday 29 July 2021 18:45-20:00

Join us for a Mediterranean Summer Special film season as we team up with CinemaAttic to bring great independent Spanish cinema to brighten up your staycation. A formally daring selection of features that includes festival favourites such as Josep, César Award for Best Animated Film from celebrated French cartoonist and illustrator Aurel.

Don’t miss this wave of Mediterranean heat coming to the Institut Francais Ecosse!

Josep dir. “Aurel” Aurélien Froment (2020) | 1h11min | 12+

Thursday 29 July 2021 | 2pm CANCELLED
Thursday 29 July 2021 | 6:45pm

Please note that the 2pm screening has been cancelled.

BOOK HERE for the 6:45pm screening

In Catalan, Spanish, French, English with English subtitles

Please note that wearing a face-covering is compulsory in the cinema

Genre: Animation

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Booking is mandatory as we operate with reduced seating capacity. Please book your seat online or contact us at 0131 285 6030 to reserve your seats (contact details will be asked for everyone coming to the screening).

Access Details
Institut français d’Ecosse, Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (1st Floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF
The IFE and its Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are fully accessible with step-free access.

Film synopsis
César Award for Best Animated Film, JOSEP is a moving image portrait of Josep Bartolí, the Catalan artist who fought in the Spanish Civil War and fled to Mexico after escaping from a concentration camp. A soldier against Franco, a lover of Frida Kahlo and victim of the Hollywood blacklist.

February 1939. Spanish republicans are fleeing Franco’s dictatorship to France. The French government has built a concentration camp, confining the refugees, where they barely have access to hygiene, water and food. In this unlikely context two men will become friends. One is a guard, the other is Josep Bartolí, a Catalan illustrator who fights against Franco’s regime.

"Josep evokes with conviction and poetry a story forgotten by History, that of the Retirada, the exodus to France of refugees from the Spanish Civil War in 1939." (Cannes Film Festival).

Institut Français Écosse 2022