A Spanish trip to Queen’s University in Belfast took place on Wednesday 25th February for a Spanish Film presentation and workshop.
The film, Un Franco, 14 Pesetas, directed by and starring Carlos Iglesias, was a heart-warming and ultimately uplifting story of a family who are forced to emigrate from Spain to Switzerland in the 1960s. It depicts life in a post-war, dictatorial Spain, showing the struggle of leaving one's home and adapting to a new country and its culture. The story is based on the director's own boyhood experiences and has won several international film prizes.
The trip was thoroughly enjoyed by pupils, and was a worthwhile opportunity to liaise with other A-level language students and get a feel for language courses at university level.