Her Name Is... Kika - Fringe! Flings & #WomenInFilm201818

Her Name Is... Kika - Fringe! Flings & #WomenInFilm2018

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  • Tue 26 Jun
  • 109 minutes
  • Director: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Cast: Verónica Forqué, Peter Coyote, Victoria Abril, Álex Casanovas, Rossy de Palma, Santiago Lajusticia, Anabel Alonso, Bibí Andersen
  • Spain (1993)


She is a dreamer, a fighter - curious and full of mystery. She is full of contradictions. Sometimes vulnerable, often wild and unpredictable. She is a lover, a mother, a teenager, a wife, a daughter, a woman, and this is her story.

Her Name Is…


...Morvern Callar, Wadjda, Lilya 4-Ever, Juno, Amelie, Betty Blue, Coraline, Mulan, Frida, Malena

We continue our commitment #WomenInFilm2018 with our season “Her Name Is…” which will see us screen films centred on her.

Fringe! Flings - an ongoing love affair with queer cinema at the Genesis. For the our third collaborative screening we're presenting Pedro Almodovar's early melodramatic extravaganza, KIKA.

When Nicholas, a famous American author, brings in a cosmetologist named Kika to prepare the corpse of his recently deceased son, Ramon, Kika inadvertently revives the young man, then falls in love with him. Forces conspire against the couple, though, as Nicholas wants Kika for himself. Kika also must contend with the fact that her maid is sheltering her convict brother in her apartment while tabloid TV show "Today's Worst" covers her romance.

#WomenInFilm2018 is presented in association with Birds Eye View, Hackney Wicked Women, WFTV, F-Rated, Bechdel Test Fest, Cinesisters, and #genesisters. As part of this year-long season we'll be screening films that have: a female director/co-director, a female writer/co-writer, or a strong/iconic female lead.