A struggling lesbian artist in Barcelona falls hard for a flaky Israeli engineer in this English-language romantic comedy featuring a delightful performance from writer-director Marta Balletbò-Coll.
As if Anna (Marta Balletbò-Coll) didn’t have enough to deal with. Working as a tour guide in Barcelona while desperately trying to raise funds for her one-woman show, she falls in love with an exasperating engineer from Israel (Desi Del Valle), who is reluctant to commit. Opposites nonetheless attract, but a job offer threatens the relationship – can the two lovers make things work?
Shot in 14 days on a microbudget in Barcelona and the Costa Brava, this fun and breezy English-language comedy, a queer festival favourite on its release in 1995, boasts a charismatic, instantly relatable performance of great charm from Balletbò-Coll – if there were any justice, she would have become a huge star. At least we have Costa Brava to remind us of what could have been…
Spain 1995 dir Marta Balletbò-Coll 90 min
Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you’ll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
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Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
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