Black Bread

Black Bread  {Pa negre}
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Black Bread
Pa negre
Spain, 2010, 108 Minute Running Time
Topics: Coming of Age, Drama, History, Latino
Language: Catalan English Sub-Titles

Since Agusti Villaronga’s compelling film had its North American Premiere at last year’s Palm Springs International Film Festival, it has gone on to win 9 Goya Awards. It is the official Spanish submission for the 2011 Academy Awards®, the first time that a Catalan-language film has represented Spain at the Oscars®. In the harsh post-Civil War years in rural Catalonia, a shockingly vicious attack takes place. Ten-year-old Andreu comes across the victims, a father and son. Leaning over the dying boy, Andreu hears him whisper “Pitorliu”—the name of a monster supposedly haunting the village.When Andreu’s father is wrongly accused of the murder, the boy sets out to find the real killers and brings to light long-hidden secrets. Villaronga keeps the story moving relentlessly to dark and sinister places with breathtaking cinematography and a brilliant ensemble cast, led by Francesc Colomer as Andreu and Nora Navas as his mother. Though the film contains a scene that may offend those with a heightened sensitivity regarding cruelty to animals, no animals were harmed during the shooting of the film.

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DIRECTOR: Agustí Villaronga
Producer: Isona Passola
Editor: Raúl Román
Screenwriter: Agustí Villaronga
Cinematographer: Antonio Riestra
Music: José Manuel Pagán
Principal Cast: Francesc Colomer, Marina Comas, Nora Navas, Roger Casamajor, Laia Marull, Eduard Fernández, Sergi López
Filmography: Aro Tolbukhin in the Mind of a Killer (2002), The Sea (2000), In a Glass Cage (1987)
Print Source: Beta Cinema - www.betacinema.com


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