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The Teacher Who Promised The Sea (Opening film Spanish FF) Caloundra Tue Night

1935. A teacher with new ideas arrives in a small conservative village in Spain as political tensions rise prior to the Civil War. 75 years later, the granddaughter of one of his students uncovers his story. Told in the present and the past, it is a "thing of beauty." El Diario

The Teacher Who Promised The Sea (Opening film Spanish FF) Caloundra Tue Night
The Teacher Who Promised The Sea (Opening film Spanish FF) Caloundra Tue Night

Time & Location

13 Aug 2024, 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Caloundra, 2/11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia

About the Event

The Teacher Who Promised The Sea. Film Trailer HERE

Rated M 

105 min.

Directed by Patrica Font. Cast  Enric Auquer Luisa Gavasa, Ramón Agirre, Laia Costa, 

Adapted from the book of the same name.  

In 1935, Antoni Benaiges is hired as a teacher in a small, isolated village in Burgos, Spain. There, he establishes a great rapport with his students, a group of young boys and girls between the ages of six and twelve.  As he broadens their world he ignores the warning signs from their more conservative parents and the town priest.  When he finds out his students have never seen the sea, he  promises to take them there.

As these new horizons beckon, the brewings of the civil war are unmistakable yet Antoni ignores them.

75 years later, the granddaughter of one of those students  who has set out in search of her grandfather comes across the wonderful story of his teacher and the tale hidden behind a promise that was never fulfilled. They were all swept up in the course of history.    

Based on the incredible true story of Antoni Benaiges, a Catalan teacher who brought progressive teaching methods from France to the rural village, this emotional drama traverses the past and present and shines new light on the power of education, memory and history. 

" A poignant true story and a very beautiful film." Cinemania 

"This film is a thing of beauty" El Diario 

"Enric Auquer shines"  El Pais 

"A story that needed to be told"  El Periodica

"A story about memory and the revolutionary power of education"  El Cine en la SER 

5 Spanish Oscar nominations 

6 Spanish Gaudi (Catalan) nominations 

Tickets

  • The Teacher Who Promised The S

    $15.75
    +$0.39 service fee
  • Group Pass (Admits 4)

    $52.00
    +$1.30 service fee

Total

$0.00

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