Black Bread (Pa Negre)
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Black Bread (Pa Negre)
This drama from director AgustÝ Villaronga takes place in Catalonia during the immediate post-war years. A young boy named Andreu, who belongs to the losing side in the conflict, happens upon the bodies of a man and a young boy in the woods. Local officials want to blame Andreu's father for the situation; in response, Andreu decides to try and help his dad by setting out in search of the real killers. Slowly but surely, the deception of the adult world comes into focus before his eyes, and he must commit an act of extreme betrayal to save himself.

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Black Bread is one of SFIFF's more understated films, despite a few fairly grotesque moments. It has some interesting camerawork, solid performances and an intriguing story, all of which make this one worth a watch."
‑ Blake Griffin, We Got This Covered
"While history is important to the narrative, the director cleverly subverts the audience's expectations, slowly revealing a much more nuanced and layered film, with a disturbing mystery at its core."
‑ Sarah Cronin, Electric Sheep
"It brims with evocative images and half-buried horrors."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, House Next Door
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