Tapas & Film: La llorona (Guatemala)

Tapas & Film: La llorona (Guatemala)

  • Date: Saturday, October 22
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Price: £10
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Event Description

If you love good food and good films you can’t miss our monthly Tapas & Film events! Every month we will screen an amazing Spanish or Latin American film (with English subtitles, no worries!) and you will be able to match it with the delicious food and drinks of our in house tapas bar The Tapas Room. The Tapas Room is one of London’s best tapas restaurants, with 5 locations across town.

How does this work?

The film event happens between 7pm and 9:30pm, so you can either eat and drink before the film, or after the film. Please allow yourself at least 1 hour for the meal.

You can secure your booking at The Tapas Room here (please note that the food and drinks are no included in the ticket price).

And of course make sure to book your film ticket right away as this is a very popular event and it will sell out quickly!

About this month’s film:

La Llorona (The weeping woman) – This smart and elegant Guatemalan film, directed by the award winning Jayro Bustamante, is set in contemporary Guatemala at a moment in which the country is coming to terms with the violence unleashed by the military against the Mayan population during a decades-long civil war in the 20th century. The story centers on a retired general named Enrique Montevideo (played by Julio Díaz), who is now a shrinking old man, who has finally have to come to terms with justice. In the end the charges against him are lifted, diving the county in two. There, where human justice fails, the supernatural comes into action. “La Llorona” avoids the tropes of horror: the screechy violins and bumping furniture. Instead, it feels like a languid bit of cinematic magical realism where strange things happen — and the real horror lies not in the supernatural but in the acts of men.  A must see from Guatemala’s finest director.

If you are a Battersea Spanish member, don’t forget to apply your member discount when booking.


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Film Night: La llorona
Note that this ticket includes the film screening. Drinks and food should be purchased separately.
£ 10.00

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