“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.
Where: Traverse Theatre (10 Cambridge St, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED)
When: Friday 27th January 2023, 19:30
Where: Dundee Contemporary Arts (152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4EA)
When: Sunday 12th February 2023, 18:00
Int. title: The Yellow Ceiling
Director: Isabel Coixet
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
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