SOSTRE GROC (The Yellow Ceiling)

Impressive documentary (…) as a spectator, it is experienced as a thriller, as a human being – as a tragedy (…) The only thing that has no ceiling is the lucidity of Isabel Coixet.” – Fotogramas

Isabel Coixet restores dignity in a moving and necessary documentary about the story of nine former students at Spain’s Lleida Theatre who filed a complaint against two of their teachers for sexual abuse.

SCREENINGS:

EDINBURGH
Where:
Traverse Theatre (10 Cambridge St, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED)
When: Friday 27th January 2023, 19:30

DUNDEE
Where:
Dundee Contemporary Arts (152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4EA)
When: Sunday 12th February 2023, 18:00

FILM INFORMATION
Int. title: The Yellow Ceiling
Director: Isabel Coixet
Country: Spain
Year: 2022
Length: 93’
Language: Catalan
Subtitles: English
Age: 12

The Yellow Ceiling explains and denounces the Case of the Lleida Theater Class through its protagonists. In 2018, a group of 9 women filed a complaint against two of their teachers for sexual abuse that occurred between 2001 and 2008, when they were teenagers. Their star status within the school meant that for many years these charismatic teachers, and one of them later school director, could act with impunity.

The Yellow Ceiling (referring to a memory of one of the victims) is both an indictment of the inadequate handling of this #MeToo case and a tribute to the woman who brought it to light.

What is seen and heard matters, but just as relevant is all that complicit and guilty silence that covers everything. (…) An exemplary documentary for many reasons” – El Mundo

FESTIVALS:

IDFA Amsterdam 2022 – Masters

San Sebastian International Film Festival 2022

Cinespaña Toulouse 2022 – Opening Title

São Paulo International Film Festival 2022 – International Perspective

Cinehorizontes Marseille 2022 – Documentary Competition

Summary
Event
SOSTRE GROC (The Yellow Ceiling)
Location
Traverse, 10 Cambridge St,Edinburgh,-EH1 2ED
Starting on
27/01/2023
Ending on
12/02/2023
Description
The Yellow Ceiling explains and denounces the Case of the Lleida Theater Class through its protagonists. In 2018, a group of 9 women filed a complaint against two of their teachers for sexual abuse that occurred between 2001 and 2008, when they were teenagers. Their star status within the school meant that for many years these charismatic teachers, and one of them later school director, could act with impunity.
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