Spanish Embassy Film Series: “Camino” (Nov. 17)

The Spanish Embassy and the UNB Dept. of Culture & Language Studies, supported by UNBF Libraries, present the award-winning Spanish film, “Camino”, winner of an impressive 6 Goya awards in 2008 (equivalent to the Oscars in Spain).

This free public screening will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Milham Room (Rm. #100), Harriet Irving Learning Commons, UNBF Campus (free parking).

Made in 2008, “Camino” is a controversial film directed by Javier Fesser and based on the true story of Alexia González-Barros, a girl who died from spinal cancer at fourteen and is currently in process of canonization. This film directly accuses the Opus Dei organization of exploiting the illness of a young girl.  Critics say the film “intertwines melodrama, horror and animation in outrageous new ways to enrich us with what is one of the most powerful Spanish films of the decade.”  Please note, this film is 138 min. in length.

The film is presented in Spanish with English subtitles and will be briefly introduced by Dr. Jasmina Terzioska (St. Thomas University).  All are welcome.

Trailer: //youtu.be/AN4n8srpRYE