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
What else is on?
Today (Friday 29th September)
Tomorrow (Saturday 30th September)
Serpico 152h 10m
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!