‘Laura de la Uz Double Bill: Screening: La Pared de las Palabras’
Sat 10 Nov | Centre for Contemporary Arts
3:00 pm – 4:40 pm
Fernando Perez / Cuba / 2014 / Fiction / 97mins
Another chance to see this favourite from our very first festival in 2015, starring this year’s special guest Laura de la Uz. When her son succumbs to a disease that leaves him mentally and physically disabled, his distraught mother must learn how to care for him whilst holding together the rest of her crumbling family life. With echoes of Iñárritu Hanake and even Milos Forman in its scenes of psychiatric hospital life, this is a stark but honest tale about the importance of communication and what it means to be family.
– Spanish with English subtitles.
La Pared de las Palabras is the first film in a Cuban double bill featuring Laura de la Uz. She will do a Q & A after the second film: Hello Hemingway.