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1 November 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm| Tickets
Date and Time:
Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 7:30pm
Venue: Cinema (St James Cavalier)
Prices: Free Entrance; booking required
23-F is the first film that covers the story behind Spain’s failed coup d’etat, where the Spanish parliament and cabinet were held hostage for eighteen hours. It treats the issue of a fledgling Spanish democracy put at risk by its adamant opposers; a rare dramatization of the action on the front line and the intrigue taking place behind-the-scenes of a historical event in the country.
On February 23rd, 1981, one Antonio Tejero (here played by Paco Tous) notoriously drove two hundred armed Guardia Civil officers into the Spanish Congress of Deputies during the vote in order to elect Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo to the rank of Prime Minister. The media followed the case closely, with King Juan Carlos I (here played by Fernando Cayo ) also delivering an address on national television, during which he publicly denounced the coup in defence of democracy. By returning to the failed coup of 1981, F-23 re-traces the birth of Spanish democracy and the origin and evolution of issues that remain pertinent to modern politics.
St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta
- Spazju Kreattiv – Fondazzjoni Kreattività, St James Cavalier, Valletta
- 105 min
- Language: O.V. in Spanish (Subtitles in English)
- Creative Team
- Chema de la Peña (Director), Joaquín Andújar (Writer), Paco Tous (as Antonio Tejero), Juan Diego (as Alfonso Armada), Fernando Cayo (as Juan Carlos I)