Spanish Embassy Film Series – Nov 7

SPANISH EMBASSY FILM SERIES PRESENTS: Flores de Otro Mundo/Flowers from Another World

The Spanish Embassy, UNB Libraries, and the Dept. of Culture & Language Studies present the award-winning Spanish film, “Flores de Otro Mundo/Flowers from Another World” from 1999.  This free public screening will be held on Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the Milham Room (Room 100), Harriet Irving Library, UNB Campus (free parking).

Based on a true story, this is a melodrama, written and directed by one of the foremost modern women filmmakers in Spain, Icíar Bollaín.  Santa Eulalia is a small Spanish town that is losing many of its jobs and young people to corporate agriculture and the lure of big cities. The men of the town, in an effort to find partners, organize a visit for prospective singles. From diverse backgrounds, Patricia, Milady and Marirrosi arrive and expose the tensions between sexual liberation, patriarchal society and modernity. This film examines the intersections of racism, sexism and the remnants of colonialism in contemporary Spain.

Trailer: //youtu.be/2Dq7QP3iPGU (Spanish only)

The film is presented in Spanish with English subtitles and will be briefly introduced by Dr. Sophie Lavoie (Culture and Language Studies, UNB). All are welcome.

Please note, the next film in our series –Días de futbol/Soccer Days- will be shown on Dec. 5. Save the date!