Screening of 'Black Bread' and lecture on translation in Bristol and Cardiff
The University of Bristol and Cardiff University present the screening of the critically acclaimed film 'Black Bread' and a talk by Peter Bush, English translator of the Catalan novel that inspired the film. These events are organised as part of the Catalan Studies programmes at the two universities and supported by the Institut Ramon Llull.
Film screening: 'Pa negre' (Black Bread)
14 March - Cardiff University
16 March - University of Bristol
Lecture by translator Peter Bush
21 March - Cardiff University
22 March - University of Bristol
The film ‘Pa negre’ (Black Bread) was the Spanish candidate for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars Academy Awards in 2011. It is inspired on the novel originally written in Catalan in 2003 by Emili Teixidor.
‘In the war-ravaged Catalan countryside of the early 1940's a local man is accused of murder and his son sets out to find the truth. Eleven-year-old Andreu stumbles upon a crushed wagon in the underbrush at the foot of a high cliff and witnesses the dying moments of the man and boy inside. When police suspect Andreu's father of foul play he goes into hiding and Andreu is sent to live with relatives. There, the frightened boy creates a fantasy life but is forced to confront a world of adult deception, festering hatreds and the war's monstrous consequences.’
Peter Bush is a prize-winning English literary translator. He has translated works from Catalan, French, Spanish and Portuguese to English, including the work of Josep Pla, Merce Rodoreda, Joan Sales and Emili Teixidor.