Spanish Embassy Film Series

The Spanish Embassy & UNB Fredericton’s Culture & Language Studies Department present the award-winning Spanish drama !Ay Carmela! (1990) on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm, at the Milham Room (Room 100), Harriet Irving Library, UNB Fredericton.

This now classic award-winning Spanish film by director Carlos Saura features Paulino and Carmela (actress Carmen Maura), husband and wife, troubadours touring the countryside during the Spanish Civil War. They are Republicans, and with their mute assistant, Gustavete, they journey into rebel territory by mistake. They are arrested, fear a firing squad, and receive a reprieve from an Italian Fascist commander who loves the theatre. Critics call this film “a sentimental, emotional and intimate chronicle about the Spanish civil war.”

The film runs 102 minutes and is presented in Spanish with English subtitles. It will be briefly introduced by Dr. Sophie M. Lavoie, Associate Professor in the Department of Culture and Language Studies at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton campus).

The Spanish Film Series is brought to you by the Spanish Section of the Department of Culture and Language Studies at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, with support from the Spanish Embassy’s Cultural Office.

Free admission to the film and free parking. All welcome.

Please join us!