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Pa negre / Black Bread , screening of the film Followed by a Q&A with Prof. Paul Preston and translator Peter Bush

Insitut Ramon Llull presents

Pa negre / Black Bread

Screening of the film Followed by a Q&A with Prof. Paul Preston and translator Peter Bush

Dir. Agustí Villaronga. Spain, 2010, 108 mins. In Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles.


Black Bread (Pa negre) by Emili Teixidor (1933-2012) is one of the major novels of contemporary Spain which brings to life a rural world of mythical force as the Civil War is over and the villagers live under occupation by the Guardia Civil.

The film Black Bread is a 2010 Catalan-language drama written and directed by Agustí Villaronga, based on the homonymous novel by Teixidor with elements of two other works by him, Retrat d'un assassí d'ocells and Sic transit Gloria Swanson.

The film won 13 Gaudí Awards, 9 Goya Awards, including best film, best director and best adapted screenplay. It was selected as the Spanish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards, being the first Catalan-language film to do so.

After the screening, Prof. Paul Preston and translator Peter Bush will discuss about the book, the film and their historical background, followed by a Q&A.

A collaboration between Insitut Ramon Llull, Instituto Cervantes,  Catalan Observatory-LSE and CILAVS-Birkbeck

Free event registration


Black Bread/Pa negre 

Thursday 1 June 2017, 6 pm

Birkbeck, University of London, Room B34

Malet Street  London WC1E 7HX

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