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Spanish and Portuguese, Deparment of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Catalan Film Festival

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Spanish cinema started in Catalonia with two important schools: the realistic school led by Fructuós Gelabert; and the fantastic trend represented by Segundo de Chomón. After the silence forced upon Catalan cinema during Franco's dictatorship in the 40's and 50's, it started to regain an important role in the film industry with the Barcelona School in the mid 60's.
Presently Catalan Cinema enjoys a strong recognition thanks to the works of well-known Catalan directors such as Bigas Luna, Ventura Pons and Isabel Coixet, among others. Class meets once a week for three hours. Graduate students are in charge of twenty minutes film introductions and discussion moderation after the film. Films are shown in the original language (Catalan or Castilian) w/ English subtitles.

Upcoming Film

Tots volem el millor per a ella
Mar Coll
April 14th

Integrative Learning Center
S404 @ 6:30pm

One year after suffering a horrible traffic accident, Geni is ready to resume her lifeā€¦ or at least that's what her family wants to see. The truth is that despite trying to please everyone, Geni feels unable to live up to expectations: her life before the accident no longer interests her. Why resume it then? The confusion that this creates causes her behaviour to become increasingly more erratic and leads to a single idea that begins to grow within her: escape.

Please contact Guillem Molla for more information about the Spring 2015 Festival.