Marta Díaz de Lope Díaz
Alejandro Albarracín, Pepa Aniorte, Carlos Bernardino
Part of the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival Season
Hopelessly Devout brings a fresh perspective on female empowerment. First-time director Marta Díaz de Lope Díaz breaks through with this hysterical comedy that tears traditional taboos asunder. Carmen, a devout Catholic woman from Malaga, is about to be chosen leader of her local religious guild. But it all goes up in smoke when her biggest rival is chosen: Ignacio, a ridiculous, arrogant man who is also hell-bent on demoting her from her post. After an unfortunate “accident”, Ignacio is left unconscious in the bathroom and Carmen is forced to keep him hidden in her home, while she receives a series of unexpected visitors. What at first seems like a terrible predicament could turn into Carmen’s chance to fulfil her dream...
The screening at 6:00pm on Thursday 11 Oct will be followed by a Q&A with director Marta Díaz de Lope Díaz, and the 3.00pm screening on Saturday 13 Oct will be followed by a discussion with Alexis Grohmann, Professor of Contemporary Spanish Literature, and JM Conde, who works for School of Social Sciences, Languages and Intercultural Studies at Herriot Watt University.
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