Film Details

Spain / 2018 / 97 min.
Directed by Emilio Ruiz Barrachina
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Genre: Drama
Feature

Synopsis

Emilio Ruiz Barrachina (“Yerma”) continues his exploration of Federico García Lorca’s work with this modern day adaptation of “The House of Bernarda Alba” starring Assumpta Serna and Victoria Abril. Bernarda (Serna) runs a brothel from a factory. She has just acquired five women who were kidnapped and sold into sex slavery; she believes that by keeping these women here she is redeeming them and freeing them from the evils of the world. Bernarda also keeps her sister María Josefa prisoner while maintaining a strange relationship with her maid Poncia.

Emilio Ruiz Barrachina (“”Yerma””) continúa su exploración del trabajo de Federico García Lorca con esta adaptación contemporánea de “”La casa de Bernarda Alba, protagonizada por Assumpta Serna y Victoria Abril. Bernarda (Serna) dirige un burdel dentro de una fábrica abandonada. Ella acaba de adquirir cinco mujeres que fueron secuestradas y vendidas como esclavas sexuales y cree que al mantenerlas prisioneras las está liberando de los males del mundo. Bernarda también mantiene prisionera a su hermana María Josefa mientras sostiene una relación extraña con su sirvienta Poncia.