Leeds International Film Festival 2014

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The Spirit Of The Beehive The Spirit Of The Beehive
The Spirit Of The Beehive and The Executioner
Cría Cuervos (Raise Ravens) (Country: Spain; Year: 1976; Director: Carlos Saura; Writer: Carlos Saura; Stars: Ana Torrent, Geraldine Chaplin, Mónica Randall, Florinda Chico, Conchita Pérez, Maite Sánchez, Héctor Alterio, Germán Cobos, Mirta Miller, Josefina Díaz)
An eight-year old girl believes that she has poisoned the authoritarian father whom she blames for the death of her mother.
Death Of A Cyclist (Muerte de un ciclista) (Country: Spain, Italy; Year: 1955; Director: Juan Antonio Bardem; Writer: Juan Antonio Bardem, Luis Fernando de Igoa; Stars: Lucia Bosé, Alberto Closas, Bruna Corrà, Carlos Casaravilla, Otello Toso, Alicia Romay, Julia Delgado Caro, Matilde Muñoz Sampedro, Mercedes Albert, José Sepúlveda, José Prada, Fernando Sancho, Manuel Alexandre, Jacinto San Emeterio, Manuel Arbó)
A tale of guilt, infidelity, and blackmail unfolds after a cyclist is hit and killed by a couple driving back from an illicit rendezvous.
The Executioner (El Verdugo) (Country: Spain, Italy; Year: 1963; Director: Luis García Berlanga; Writer: Rafael Azcona, Ennio Flaiano, Luis García Berlanga, Luis García Berlanga; Stars: Nino Manfredi, Emma Penella, José Isbert, José Luis López Vázquez, Ángel Álvarez, Guido Alberti, Julia Caba Alba, María Luisa Ponte, María Isbert, Erasmo Pascual, Xan das Bolas, José Orjas, José María Prada, Félix Fernández, Antonio Ferrandis)
A newly-married man must follow his father-in-law into the profession of State executioner in order to keep the family apartment, but he doesn't have the temperament for the job.
Plácido (Country: Spain; Year: 1961; Director: Luis García Berlanga; Writer: Rafael Azcona, Rafael Azcona, José Luis Colina, José Luis Font, Luis García Berlanga, Luis García Berlanga; Stars: Cassen, José Luis López Vázquez, Elvira Quintillá, Manuel Alexandre, Mario Bustos, María Francés, Mari Carmen Yepes, Jesús Puche, Roberto Llamas, Amelia de la Torre, Juan G. Medina, José María Caffarel, Xan das Bolas, Fernando Delgado, Laura Granados)
A town's charity initiative to 'sit a poor man at your table' for Christmas dinner continually thwarts one man's efforts to protect his livelihood.
The Spirit Of The Beehive (El espíritu de la colmena) (Country: Spain; Year: 1973; Director: Víctor Erice; Writer: Víctor Erice, Víctor Erice, Ángel Fernández Santos, Ángel Fernández Santos, Francisco J. Querejeta; Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent, Isabel Tellería, Ketty de la Cámara, Estanis González, José Villasante, Juan Margallo, Laly Soldevila, Miguel Picazo)
A screening of James Whale's Frankenstein alters how an impressionable young girl sees her world in 1940s Spain.
What Have I Done To Deserve This? What Have I Done To Deserve This?
What Have I Done To Deserve This? and Welcome Mr Marshall!
That Happy Couple (Esa Pareja Feliz) (Country: Spain; Year: 1953; Director: Juan Antonio Bardem, Luis García Berlanga; Writer: Juan Antonio Bardem, Luis García Berlanga; Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Elvira Quintillá, Félix Fernández, Fernando Aguirre, José Luis Azores, Antonio Garisa)
A young couple win a competition to 'that happy couple' for a day but find that money and gifts don't solve all of their problems.
Welcome Mr Marshall! (Bienvenido Mr Marshall!) (Country: Spain; Year: 1953; Director: Luis García Berlanga; Writer: Juan Antonio Bardem, Luis García Berlanga, Miguel Mihura; Stars: José Isbert, Fernando Rey, Lolita Sevilla, Elvira Quintillá, Manolo Morán, Alberto Romea, Luis Pérez de León)
A small Spanish village is thrown into disarray by the news that a delegation of Americans is on its way, bringing the possibility of untold riches.
What Have I Done To Deserve This? (¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!!) (Country: Spain; Year: 1984; Director: Pedro Almodóvar; Writer: Pedro Almodóvar; Stars: Carmen Maura, Luis Hostalot, Ryo Hiruma, Ángel López de Andrés, Gonzalo Suárez, Verónica Forqué, Juan Martínez, Chus Lampreave, Kiti Mánver, Sonia Hohmann, Cecilia Roth, Diego Caretti, José Manuel Bello, Pedro Almodóvar, Fabio McNamara)
An amphetamine-addicted housewife reaches breaking point with her ungrateful family.
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