Free Screening of Venezuelan film Blue and Not So Pink at London’s Bolivar Hall: Friday 6th March

By 02 March, 2015

Bolívar Hall in central London will this coming Friday play host to a free screening of the Venezuelan film Blue and Not So Pink (Azul y No Tan Rosa), with a post-screening discussion with its director Miguel Ferrari. One of the most successful Venezuelan productions of recent times, it won Best Spanish Language Foreign Film at the 2014 Goya Awards, Spain’s most prestigious film ceremony, where it fought off tough competition from Chile’s Gloria, Argentina’s Wakolda, and Mexico’s The Golden Dream.

Blue and Not So Pink is described thus: ‘Diego is a guy like any other one. He has a regular family and his friends don’t have anything special. But there is something that makes him different. He has a heterosexual son. One father, one son. Both of them will need to fix their differences, everything depends on how you look at it.’ The film won praise for its addressing of a several often-neglected social themes, including homophobia, transsexualism, domestic violence and male parenting.

In an interview with the BBC, Ferrari explained his motive for making the film. “It was taboo to say the word ‘homosexual’ in Venezuela until a short time ago,” he said. ‘It was something that didn’t exist in the media. There are also homophobic crimes in Venezuela. What happens it that it isn’t news, it’s not spoken about, it’s not commercial. A filmmakers fundamental objective is to reach the highest possible number of people. You have to speak through emotion in order to connect with the spectator. What happened with the film was fantastic for this reason. The public connected emotionally. The public is eager to discuss different things, things which form part of their daily life, but in a truthful way.”

You will be able to ask Ferrari your own questions at the screening which takes place on Friday 6th March at 7.30pm. To book free tickets email: [email protected]

Blue and Not So Pink

Bolívar Hall, 56 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL (Warren Street tube station)

Friday 6th March, 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)

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