CORK CINE CLUB presents 20,000 Species of Bees [Spain]
Eight-year-old Coco doesn’t identify with the male name, Aitor, she was assigned at birth. She would in fact prefer to be called Lucia. However her family, even her open-minded sculptress mother, are struggling to see Lucia for who she really is. So when Coco (as the child goes by for a while) and her family spend the summer with her mother’s relatives in the Basque countryside, the time she spends tending to bees with her eccentric aunt Lourdes, finally gives the little girl the confidence to accept her developing identity and share her feelings with others.
Featuring an astonishing central performance from Sofia Otero as Coco [Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance, Berlin International Film Festival 2023], Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren’s moving debut film approaches its young lead character’s story of self-discovery with great sensitivity and humanity.
96% Rotten Tomatoes
With this gentle, empathic picture, Urresola joins a conversation that usually plays out as a screaming match and tones it down to a murmur. – Observer [UK]
A warm and generously performed film. - Guardian
★ ★ ★ ★ A beautifully realised piece of work, this is far more than just an issue film. - Eye For Film
An engaging, authentic, moving film about the way society persists in seeing monsters where there are none. - Screen International
20,000 SPECIES OF BEES [20.000 ESPECIES DE ABEJAS]
Spain, 2023 | Language: Spanish | 129 minutes | Cert: CLUB
Director: Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren
Cast: Sofia Otero, Patricia López Arnaiz, Ane Gabarain
Foreign language films are subtitled
Cert: CLUB for over 18s
A short film may be shown before the feature
Online booking closes at 5 pm on the night of the film.
Cork Cine Club has been bringing the best of independent world cinema to Cork audiences since 2010. The current season of ten films runs from Thu 25 Jan - Thu 18 April. For more information see www.corkcineclub.com
General Admission: €8.50 (including booking fee)
Concession: €7.00 (including booking fee)
Seating for this event is UNRESERVED
Doors at 7:30 pm
Film starts at 8 pm
A limited number of tickets will be available to buy at the door.