A depressed worker in a dead end job suddenly breaks free of all his restrictions, making love to his sister and demolishing the walls of his apartment. An excellent anti-authoritarian comedy in which normal dialogue is replaced by an invented language of groans and whistles.

Made in 1972, the film is directed by Claude Faraldo and stars French-Italian actor Michel Piccoli and Beatrice Romand. According to Jan Dawson the film “succeeds in being poetic without being arty and uses laughter as a critical tactic”.

Content may be unsuitable for under-18s.

Date: Monday, 25th of February.

Time: Doors open at 7:30pm, film begins at 8pm.

Admission: £3 waged, £2 unwaged/student.

Venue: The Kings Arms, Bloom Street, Salford.

Optional RSVP: Facebook.

Manchester Film Co-op would like to invite you to a special screening of Vampires in Havana, in support of the upcoming Manchester Latin America Now! day school.

A classic of Latin American political cartoon film, set under the dictatorship that preceded the Cuban revolution: a satire on imperialism, the rebellious power of music, intellectual property, and the clashes between Europe, the U.S., and Cuba. An exiled European scientist-vampire in Cuba invents Vampisol, a potion that allows vampires to enjoy the sun. He tests it on his nephew, a jazz trumpeteer.

A race for the formula begins: European vampires want to protect their feudal privilege, U.S. vampire boss Johnny Terrori wants the monopoly over the emerging market. The little Cuban trumpeteer-vampire outsmarts everyone to the sound of a fantastic soundtrack.

Time: Doors open at 7:30pm.

Admission: £3 waged, £2 unwaged/student.

Venue: On the Eighth Day Cafe, Oxford Road, Manchester.

Optional RSVP: Facebook.