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Spanish Embassy Film Series

The Spanish Embassy and the UNB Dept. of Culture & Language Studies, supported by UNBF Libraries, present the award-winning Spanish film, “Seven Billiard Tables”

This free public screening will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Milham Room (Rm. #100), Harriet Irving Learning Commons, UNBF Campus (free parking).

Director/Dirección: Gracia Querejeta, 2007.

Script/Guión: Gracia Querejeta & David Planell

Stars/Actores: Maribel Verdú, Blanca Portillo, Amparo Baró, Enrique Villén, Ramón Barea, Jesús Castejón

Length/Duracion: 113 min.

Spanish with English subtitles – en castellano con subtítulos en inglés.

Resumen de la trama:

Al enterarse de que su padre ha caído enfermo, Ángela (Maribel Verdú) y su hijo Guille viajan a la gran ciudad. Cuando llegan, poco después del caluroso amanecer de un día de verano, Charo (Blanca Portillo), la amante de Leo, pone a Ángela al corriente de la ruina del negocio paterno: un local en el que se alinean siete mesas de billar. Ángela decide entonces intentar sacar a flote la sala de billar.

English Synopsis:

Angela and her son Guille travel to the big city to see Leo, her father and the boy’s grandfather, when he suddenly takes ill. However, they arrive to discover that he has just passed away. Charo, the dead man’s mistress, explains the dire straits suffered by the paternal business: a hall with seven billiard tables. Charo is convinced that the only way to pay off the debts is to sell the place. However, Angela learns that her husband has disappeared in mysterious circumstances. Given this painful reality, Angela resolves to get on and rebuild her life. And the first thing she decides to do is put her savings into getting the old place and its seven tables back up on its feet.

Prizes/Premios: Goya Awards/Premios (2007): Mejor Actriz/Best Leading Actress (Verdú), Mejor Actriz Secundaria/Best Supporting Actress (Amparo Baró); Festival de San Sebastiàn (2007) Mejor Actriz/Best Actress (Portillo),  Premio del Jurado/Jury Prize: Mejor Guión/Best Screenplay.

Trailer (español): //

Fragment (with English subtitles): //

HABRÁ OTRA PELÍCULA en FEBRERO, ¡NO SE LA PIERDE! –  There will be another film in February, don’t miss out!

Véase/Check out: Fredericton Film Calendar //

This 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.

The film will be briefly introduced by Dr. Sophie M. Lavoie from the Dept. of Culture and Language Studies.