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El Premio: screening and director Q&A

Screening of the award-winning film El Premio (2011) followed by a Q&A with the director, Paula Markovitch. In Spanish with English subtitles and translation.
Dinner and drinks will be served. Please RSVP to mtw1@stanford.edu or samuel23@stanford.edu.
Sponsored by the DLCL Screenwriting Research Group.
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Under the cloud of a military dictatorship, a young mother and her daughter flee Buenos Aires for the seclusion of a ramshackle cottage along the windy dunes of an Argentine beach. As her mother listens for news from the radio with sad stoicism, restlessly curious seven-year-old Cecilia joins a nearby school overseen by a kindly teacher. A childhood idyll, however, soon becomes contaminated by the general political crisis, as the teacher recruits the class for a patriotic essay contest sponsored by the army—the very people that may have already disappeared Cecilia’s father—in this superbly acted and engrossingly atmospheric drama about innocence in illicit times.

Details

When:

Monday, October 27, 2014. 05:00PM

Where:

Building 260, Room 216

Sponsor:

Center for Latin American Studies

Contact:

(650) 725-0383
adoriala@stanford.edu