Directed by Roger Ross Williams | Mexico/USA | 2023 | 1h 47m | Spanish w/ English subtitles | Starring Gael García Bernal, Roberta Colindrez, Perla De La Rosa, Joaquín Cosio, Raúl Castillo

In the lucha libre wrestling scene of Juárez, Mexico, gay luchador Saúl is tired of playing a nondescript underdog who always loses his matches. His trainer suggests he develop an exótico character — a stereotypically effeminate role that never win their bouts and that audiences love to hate. But Saúl longs to be a star and is desperate to win. Starring a fabulous lead performance by Gael García Bernal, award–winning documentary filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Life, Animated) makes his fiction directorial debut with the real-life tale of Cassandro, the “Liberace of lucha libre”.


‘As a portrait of a man finding himself in his profession and celebrating his true self, ‘Cassandro’ is extraordinary.’
Gregory Ellwood, The Playlist

‘A triumph for Bernal and for Williams and all his collaborators, a film that takes on very fresh territory and suffuses all of its frames with love for all of the people in it.’
Dan Callahan, TheWrap

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Today (Monday 17th June)


Army of Shadows 12A
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Slow 15
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Tomorrow (Tuesday 18th June)


The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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