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Cinema : My Mexican Bretzel (CANCELLED)

Saturday 31 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 My Mexican Bretzel.

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

My Mexican Bretzel Dir. Nuria Gimenez Lorang | 2019 | 1h32m | 12+

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

In English with English subtitles

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

Genre: Documentary

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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
Awarded the Found Footage Award at IFFR 2020 and Winner of 3 Gaudi Awards, My Mexican Bretzel is a mesmerising journey filled with images of painstaking beauty that are balsam to the eyes and the soul. The discovery of Nuria Gimenez Lorang as a witty, bright writer and the astonishing beauty of the film images result in one of the most imaginative films seen in 2020.

My Mexican Bretzel becomes the filmed diary of a Swiss woman whose lifestyle will make you dream. Vivian Barrett experienced the world of the 1950-60s like something from a novel -skying in the Alps during winter, flying over the Rocky mountains or sailing the Mediterranean during the Summer.

Lies are just another way of telling the truth. What is cinema after all, but a big illusion? A manipulated "documentary" that has aroused praise and enthusiasm in a vast number of festivals including New York Film Festival, Visions du Reel, Viennale, Rotterdam or Gijón Film Festival.

Institut Français Écosse 2022