The Bastards Fig Tree + Q&A | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Thu 27 Sept

The Bastards Fig Tree + Q&A

Cert. 18

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

London Spanish Film Festival

La Higuera de los bastardos

103 mins

in Spanish with EN subs

ESP | 2017 | dir. Ana Murrugarren, with Karra Elejalde, Pepa Aniorte, Carlos Areces, Andrés Herrera | UK premiere

Adapted from Ramiro Pinilla’s homonymous novel, The Bastards Fig Tree is a black comedy about the redemption of a trigger-happy fascist tormented by the acts of murderous violence he committed during the Spanish Civil War. Wracked with the guilt of having executed the local teacher, he becomes convinced that his son will come for revenge and decides to dedicate the rest of his life to taking care of the fig tree that boy has planted at his father’s gravesite to atone for his sins. But his act of redemption doesn’t go unnoticed.

Followed by a Q&A with director Ana Murrugarren

Tristana Media     Instituto Cervantes

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