Jamón Jamón

1992, Spain, 95m, 35mm

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened March 27–April 2, 2020

Bubbling over with torrid sex sequences, voluptuous food content, and winkingly outrageous melodrama, the first of Luna’s “Iberian Trilogy” became his biggest success at home and abroad while hot-listing its younger leads for stardom. Jordi Mollà plays a poor little rich boy who falls for local Penélope Cruz (in her film debut), but as she is the daughter of madam Anna Galiena, his mother Stefania Sandrelli won’t abide the match — and hires Javier Bardem to horn in.

Followed by a Cava Reception at the Quad Bar sponsored by Durham University, U.K.

A film by Bigas Luna