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Cinema: Las Niñas (Mediterranean Summer Special)

Friday 30 July 2021 18:45-20:30

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 Las Niñas, winner of the 2021 Goya Award for Best Film, the latest gem from a long list of brilliant child-focused Spanish films.

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

Las Niñas (Schoolgirls) | Dir. Pilar Palomero (2020) 1h37m | 15+

Friday 30 July 2021 | 6.45pm
Saturday 31 July 2021 | 2pm CANCELLED

BOOK NOW for the 6.45pm screening on July 30

Please note that the 2pm screening has been cancelled.

In Spanish with English Subtitles

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

Genre: Drama

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Face coverings are compulsory to move around the building. A one-way system is in place throughout the building with an entrance via George IV Bridge only and exit via West Parliament Square. Hand sanitizers are also available in the building.
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Booking in advance 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
Best Film, Best New Director, Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay at the Goya Awards, for many Schoolgirls is "The Spanish Film of the Year".

A delicate coming-of-age drama set in the contradictory Spain of the 90s. During a decade when the country was opening to the world, Pilar Palomero’s first work recreates the not so apparent repressive atmosphere which far too many Spanish girls grew up within towards the end of the 20th century. Schoolgirls is the story of a confused generation of young women delivered by first-time director Pilar Palomero. The film is the last gem from a long list of brilliant child-focused Spanish cinema that stretches back as far as The Spirit of the Beehive or modern favourites like Summer 1993.

“The performances from these young actors are terrific (...) some of the looks that these dark-eyed girls exchange are so rich that they are little movies in themselves” (Hollywood Reporter).

Institut Français Écosse 2022