Wednesday, Nov. 21 7pm
Marta Díaz de Lope Díaz, 2018 | 90mins
Featuring an exceptionally funny premise and a unique and colourful cast of characters, Hopelessly Devout delivers an irresistible and amusing tale of female empowerment. Carmen, a pious and enterprising senior woman is shocked when she is not chosen to be the first female leader of her local religious group. To make matters worse, her rival, a prickly and arrogant man named Ignacio is elected instead. Ignacio persistently attempts to get Carmen removed from her position within the group, until an ‘unfortunate accident’ occurs, one that will force Carmen to enlist the help of all of the women around her. Hopelessly Devout is a decidedly offbeat, off-kilter comedy, and is a big hit on the film festival circuit, most recently at Miami and San Sebastian.
Presented with English subtitles.