Homage to Catalonia: Dead Slow Ahead + Cucli + Q&A

Homage to Catalonia: Dead Slow Ahead + Cucli + Q&A

Sat 30 Sep 2017
16:00 (2h)
"An immersive cinematic experience and an impressive directorial debut"
Eye for film
"A voyage beyond reality, constructing an alien atmosphere of indiscernible sounds and sights, Dead Slow Ahead is a masterpiece of mood and almost approaches the ever ambiguous concept of “pure cinema”"
"Not just another boat movie, Dead Slow Ahead approximates the forgotten spaces of an Allan Sekula polemic as if corrupted by a David Lynch fever dream"
Book Tickets
_ Price: £8 / £7
_ Age Group: 15+
_ Venue: Red Lecture Theatre

Two of the most remarkable visual experiences not just in Spain but world wide.

After been praised in major festivals such as Locarno, IDFA, or New York Film Festival for first time in Scotland together Mauro Herce’s Dead Slow Ahead and Xavier Marrader’ Cucli (SHORT). Producer Salva Sunyer from Nanouk Films will be with us after the films for a Q&A


The film has been described as “one of the most engrossing experiences I’ve ever had in a theatre” by Emily Yoshida of The Verge. Put together Grierson’s classic documentary “Drifters” with the constant evil presence of Apocalypse Now, something’s brewing on board of this boat. A freighter crosses the ocean. Perhaps it is a boat adrift, or maybe just the last example of an endangered species with engines still running, unstoppable. Dead Slow Ahead is a feverish and hallucinatory portrait of machinery that has overwhelmed the men living in it: they no longer know if they are operating the machine or if it is the other way round.

Praised for the mind blowing photography of Mimosas, Arraianos or The Fifth Gospel of Kaspar Hauser. Dead Slow Ahead is Mauro Herce first film as director.

We will tap into mental health with this beautiful short doc on the friendship between Ramon and his special friend Cucli.

Ramón lives with his parents although he spends most of his time on the road with his truck. His trips are long and lonely, until he finds a very special companion who changes everything. Cucli is a story about love and companionship after death, about a relationship with transforming effects. About how, through memories, the supernatural breaks through into our everyday lives.

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