La Estrella roja introduction

Director Gabriel Matías Lichtmann gives an introduction to the film La Estrella roja showing at HOME as part of ¡Viva! 28th Spanish & Latin American Festival

In Lichtmann’s own words, this is a “a spy movie, a fiction about a documentary, a story built with elements from History with a capital H.” In a remarkably short space of time and at a snappy pace, this film weaves a web of historical events around a fascinating mythical heroine, Laila Salama, a Jewish Argentinian spy here credited with a role in the 1960 kidnapping of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires. Approaching the genre of personal-investigative documentary with light-hearted parody and warm homage, and boldly declaring a love for cinema as epic adventure, this is a witty delight to watch.

¡Viva! 28th Spanish & Latin American Festival features 50 screenings of 21 films from Spain, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Mexico.

Fri 18 Mar 2022 – Thu 7 Apr 2022 at HOME Manchester.