What’s with all these fictional parents letting their fictional children run wild in post-Civil War Spain? In Black Bread, young Andreu (Francesc Colomer) discovers the disfigured body of his neighborhood friend, whose dying word is “Pitorliu,” the name of the local spirit. Lacking leads, the local fascist police try to arrest Andreu’s troublemaking Communist father; Andreu attempts to clear his father’s name and bring to justice his friend’s killer. Along the way, he is assisted by Núria (Marina Comas), a haunting girl exploring her sexuality. In the end, Andreu simply learns that adults are maddening liars. A couple of subplots are intriguing but underdeveloped, and for a story powered by ghosts, there’s little that qualifies as supernatural.
At 7 p.m.; also on Saturday, April 16 at 9 p.m. Both showings at AMC Mazza Gallerie.