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No (Pablo Larrain, 2012) on 9 June, 2013

noChilean political drama concludes Splendid Cinema season


Chilean director Pablo Larraín returns with his latest film, the highly acclaimed No (2012), to Splendid Cinema on 9 June.


Set in the late 1980s, the film examines the important moment in Chilean history after dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet authorises a national plebiscite allowing people to vote whether they want him to continue his presidency for 8 more years, or not. Fifteen minutes of television airtime is given for those supporting Pinochet’s regime as well as those who oppose to it.


No is a story about a young advertising executive René Saavedra (played by Gael García Bernal in a career defining role), who is hired to run the ”No” campaign. By taking the job René is forced to confront his boss Lucho (Alberto Castro), who organises and directs the ”Yes” campaign. Being constantly criticised for his decision to work for the opposition, and experiencing threats against the safety of his family, René does not give up. No highlights possibly the most incredible advertising campaign in history; to keep a blood thirsty dictator or to embrace democracy.


No was nominated for the Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The uplifting and intelligent take on this significant moment in Chilean history, the fall of their totalitarian regime, is the absolute must see!

Here’s the trailer:

And with our screening of No, Splendid Cinema concludes our 2012/13 seasons. We’ll be back in September highlighting the best in International Cinema.


The screening starts at Worcester Arts Workshop on Sansome Street at 6.30pm with the box office  open from 6pm. Tickets are £5 in advance or on the door with Café Bliss open for a pre-show treat.


For more information on any of the independent cinema’s screenings, please contact Mikel Koven at splendidcinema@live.co.uk, or follow the blog splendidcinema.wordpress.com.


No (Chile, 2012, Pablo Larraín) 118 min. 15 Cert.

9 June, 2013

Box office opens at 6pm, film begins at 6:30pm

Tickets £5 on the door

Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH






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Splendid Cinema teams up with WorcesterLive!

WorcesterLive & the Swan Theatre have teamed up this summer with Splendid cinema to present 3 very special screenings.

Our first film is the remarkable Oscar nominated dance documentary, Pina (Wim Wenders, 2011), on 7 May, 2012. Pina is a visually stunning film about the choreography of famed German modern dancer Pina Bausch, that’s not so much a documentary as a celebration of her life and work. Several famous set-pieces are magnifcently recreated for the flm, while the dancers from her company reminisce about the impact she had on her life. This may very well be the ultimate in dance flms.

Pina is screening on 7 May (May Bank Holiday) at 7:30 PM at the Swan Theatre. This film is rated U.

Tickets are £5 (£4 concessions) through the Swan Theatre box office: http://www.worcesterlive.co.uk/events_review.asp?eid=453056743

We will be screening other films at the Swan across the summer.

25 June: Gainsbourg (Joann Sfar, 2010) rated 15

16 July: Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold, 2011) rated 15

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