9th December 2005




The University of Lincoln’s Latin film series ‘Cine Latino’ is going out with a bang this season with the screening of Pedro Almodovar's controversial ‘Matador’ starring Antonio Banderas.


A detective story at heart, this twisted, dark yet funny film explores the relationship between seduction, death and religion.


Antonio Banderas stars as Ángel, a sensitive student of matador Diego whose goring at the horns of a bull has left him obsessed with killing.


In order to prove his manhood to Diego, the misguided Ángel tries to attack his model girlfriend and when that fails, he confesses to a string of murders he didn’t commit.


A mysterious, attractive lawyer called Maria takes his case but winds up falling for Diego, revealing some dark secrets of her own.


The pair begin a doomed romance as the police begin to fathom who the real killer, or killers, may be.


Not for the faint-hearted, ‘Matador’ will be screened at the University of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool campus on Monday 12th December in the Jackson Lecture Theatre at 7pm.


All films in the series are in Spanish or Portuguese with English subtitles.


Admission is free and members of the public are welcome to attend.


Next season ‘Cine Latino’ will be showing new films from Argentina, Brazil, Spain and Mexico. Any suggestions will be warmly accepted.


For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886244

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