THURSDAY TILL SUNDAY

Dir. Dominga Sotomayor Chile/The Netherlands 2012 96 mins (adv. PG)

Tuesday 5 November, 7pm. (Cineworld, Bradford)

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Told through the eyes of 10-year-old Lucia, Thursday Till Sunday is the story of a broken family’s final journey to the north of the country, and to separation. Ana and Fernando have promised to take their two children, Lucia and seven-year-old Manuel, to show them the beaches of northern Chile. And so they all set off on a journey over the course of a long weekend. Along the way in the back of the car, time is whiled away in playful naivety, Lucia and Manuel longing for the promised beach in eager childlike anticipation. In the front of the car tensions surface, Fernando preoccupied with his own venture to visit the land left to him by his father, whilst all the time Ana is searching for an unknown destination of her own where their issues dissolve. The forced intimacy of the car’s interior set against vast and arid Chilean landscapes reiterates and magnifies the claustrophobic isolation within this poignant tale of innocence and loss. (Courtesy of Day for Night Films)

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