Screening of the Catalan film 'Uncertain Glory' (Agustí Villaronga, 2017) at 6pm on 3 October in Andrew Stewart Cinema, Gilmorehill, 9 University Avenue. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with film producer and president of the Catalan Film Academy, Isona Passola.
The film is based on Joan Sales’ novel Uncertain Glory, recently translated into English by Peter Bush (MacLehose Press). Uncertain Glory, the first novel to portray the war from the point of view of the defeated, is widely considered one of the best novels on the Spanish Civil War. In war-torn Spain, during the tumultuous 1937, Lluis de Brocà, a Republican young officer, along with a small infantry unit rest inactive in a small Spanish village in the Aragonese battlefront. Unexpectedly, Lluis hopelessly falls for the charms of an older woman and the village lord's widow, Carlana, who will not hesitate to use him in her best interest. In the meantime, as Franco's forces concentrate in Madrid, Lluis' closest friend, Juli, urges Lluis to bring back his wife Trini to the safety of the camp. Inevitably, under an uneasy coexistence, Carlana's unsuspecting victims will eventually get caught in her lethal web of passion, deceit and betrayal, as a more subtle, yet ferocious intimate war rages on.
David Archibald (Theatre, Film and Television Studies) and Jordi Cornellà (School of Modern Languages and Cultures) will give an introductory talk on Cinema and the Spanish Civil War and the impact of censorship on Uncertain Glory. This event is organised by CinemaAttic and the School of Modern Languages and Cultures.
Tickets are free but please reserve a seat: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uncertain-glory-film-screening-qa-with-film-producer-tickets-38071053546?aff=es2