Thursday 19 July
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Saturday 21 July
The Other Side of the Soul
Weekday double bills at 16:20, repeated next day 09:35 Omnibus Saturdays at 21:00 and Sundays at 11:00 from 30th July
“They’re going to pay for this” are the words Alma repeats to herself over and over again like a mantra. One night. That’s all it took to lose it all. The second her mother kneeled in front of her Aunt Josefina and Uncle Carlos and begged for their compassion made Alma lose her innocence and her childhood dreams. But compassion was not forthcoming.
After wrongfully accusing Alma’s father of pilfering from his jewellery business, Uncle Carlos threw him and his family out on the street. In anger, Alma utters her curse and a few minutes later, the only daughter of Uncle Carlos and Aunt Josefina, dies in the arms of her daughter, Daniela. Alma and her parent’s leave, but their car is run off the road in a storm and only Alma survives. Alone and shunned by her blood relatives, she ends up in an orphanage with only Gallo, a good friend of her late father’s, to turn to.