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Spanish Embassy Film Series – Oct. 10


The Spanish Embassy, UNB Libraries, and the Dept. of Culture & Language Studies present the award-winning Spanish film, “Yo también/Me too”, winner of 2 Goya awards in 2010 (Spanish Oscar Awards).  This free public screening will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, @ 7:00 p.m., Milham Room (Rm. 100), Harriet Irving Library, UNBF Campus (free parking).

Made in 2010, “Yo también” is a film written and directed by Antonio Naharro and Álvaro Pastor. In the story, Daniel – a recent university graduate with Down’s Syndrome – falls in love on his first day at work in the Department of Social Services. Played by Lola Dueñas (Best Actress at the 2010 Goyas), Laura is an outsider who spends her nights in the city’s crowded clubs and singles’ bars, escaping her problems in the arms of total strangers. Yet despite their apparent incompatibility, the two strike up a moving, bittersweet friendship that touches them both and eventually sets them on the road to happiness. The New York Times qualifies this film as “sensitive without being unrealistically utopian.”

Watch the Trailer!

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 –Flowers From Another World- will be shown on Nov. 7. Save the date!