In light of the current challenges related to the coronavirus the film club committee has decided to cancel the rest of the Spring Season 2020. We hope to be back with a new season as usual in the autumn. In the meantime let us look after one another and we appreciate your patience and understanding.
Cell 211 is a thriller about a man’s attempt to save his life by thinking quickly. It never explains. It simply sets out the situation and shows us what he does and what the results are. You might be surprised by how much more exciting this is than conventional action.
The film won eight Goya Awards, the Spanish Oscars. It deserves them. In addition to its effectiveness as a thriller, it is also a film showing a man in the agonizing process of changing his values. And it is a critique of a cruel penal system. It doesn’t preach, it doesn’t end with a message, but it makes us think.