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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.
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Sponsored by the DLCL Screenwriting Research Group.
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.



Monday, October 27, 2014. 05:00PM


Building 260, Room 216


Center for Latin American Studies


(650) 725-0383