Thursday, 1 September 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 264: Wed Sep 21

Jamon Jamon (Luna, 1992): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 8.30pm



This film (35mm screening) is also being shown on September 23rd. Details here.

Chicago Reader review:
A juicy and deliciously over-the-top piece of Spanish raunchiness with melodramatic as well as erotic overtones, this won the Silver Lion at the 1992 Venice film festival. Bigas Luna's comedy—whose title might be roughly translated (with pun added) as Double Hammy—is funnier to my taste than anything by Pedro Almodovar in his postpunk phase. (The fleshy and uninhibited satirical mode recalls Al Capp's comic strip Li'l Abner in more ways than one.) Determined to prevent her son from marrying a prostitute's daughter who works in a men's underwear factory, the wife of the factory's owner hires a stud to seduce her, then falls for the same hunk herself; in the ensuing fracas involving food, class, animals, passion, and porking, overripeness is all, right down to the climactic ham-bone duel. 94 min.
Jonathan Rosenabaum

Here (and above) is the trailer

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