In the Company of Women

Sun 14 Apr
Festivals & Series

Inspired by real events and set in 1976, right after Franco’s death, Las buenas compañías is a poignant film about a group of women from Rentería, in the Basque Country. They fought tirelessly for women’s rights throughout the 1970s, helping many to cross the border into France, where they were able to secure safe and dignified abortions. It is also about young Bea, a feminist activist whose ideas are constantly reinforced by the sight of the lives of the older generation of women, which she doesn’t want to repeat. Amidst a country in transformation, family difficulties and feminist manifestations, Bea discovers love and romance with another girl and sees herself forced into adulthood.