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Mexican family satire Abel kicks off 2018 programme for East London’s The Hamlets Pop-Up Cinema

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Enjoy food and film at the fabulous Moo Cantina Argentina Brick Lane. Yes, our first screening of the New Year is taking place at the East End branch of this renowned eatery – the perfect spot to enjoy Abel (2010), a comedy drama set in Latin America.
When six-year-old Abel’s (Christopher Ruíz-Esparza) father abandons the family, the young boy suffers a breakdown and is subsequently admitted into a psychiatric hospital. After his mother Cecilia (Karina Gidi) persuades doctors to let him come back home, the family are faced with Abel’s strange new persona: that of his absent father. Ironically, as Abel plays the man of the house, his father Anselmo (José María Yazpik) turns out to be as much of a child as Abel and things get even more complicated when Anselmo tries to return home as head of the family.
This peculiar tale blurs reality and fantasy, offering an enjoyable, off-beat drama that intrigues, disturbs and entertains in equal measure. The award-winning film marked a strong dire…

The Hamlets Pop-Up Cinema to support the East End Film Festival

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Last month, the team behind The Hamlets Pop-Up Cinema met with one of the organisers of the East End Film Festival  to discuss ways in which to work together. Hot on the agenda was the EEFF’s plans for 2018 and how local residents can support this prestigious event on their doorstep, including inputting on the world cinema films that are screened.
The Festival has been running annually since 2000 and is one of the UK’s largest film events. Its mission is “to discover, support, and exhibit pioneering work by global and local independent filmmakers, and to introduce viewers to innovative and challenging cinematic experiences”.
Taking up temporary residence in venues across several East London boroughs, including Tower Hamlets, each year the EEFF presents a rich and diverse programme of international premieres, industry master-classes, free pop-up screenings and immersive live events.
As a community cinema project based in the London Borough of Town Hamlets, The Hamlets Pop-Up Cinema is…