Hyde Park Picture House

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On 13th November - 1.00 PM
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From 13th November - 13th November

Like Seven Days in January, The Deputy is a film deeply rooted in the period of Spain’s transition from dictatorship to democracy. It tells the story of a closeted left-wing politician whose affair with an adolescent boy exposes him to a blackmail plot orchestrated by right-wing political rivals. Directed by the gay socialist filmmaker Eloy de la Iglesia, the film explores the political, social and cultural upheaval that accompanied La Transición and it does so in a taboo busting way that was itself made possible by the end of cinematic censorship following Franco’s death.

Part of the retrospective States of Danger and Deceit: European Thrillers in the 1970s (presented by HOME / supported by the BFI). The full list of titles in the retrospective at LIFF 2017 is as follows: The Day of the Jackal, The Deputy, Don't Torture a Duckling, The Flight, Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion, The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, The Man on the Roof, The Mattei Affair, Seven Days in January, State of Siege, Z.


This screening is part of the Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF). LIFF will be taking over the Picture House and a host of other venues across Leeds from the 1st – 16th November. For full details of the festival, and to book tickets in advance, visit  leedsfilmcity.com

TICKETS: £9.00 full price, £7.50 concessions

Advance tickets can be also be purchased from the city centre box office at Leeds Town Hall, and will be available to buy directly from the Hyde Park Picture House immediately before the performance.