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Spanish and Portuguese, Deparment of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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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

La plaga
Neus Ballús

March 31st

Integrative Learning Center
S404 @ 6:30pm

RaĆ¼l, a farmer that tries to grow organic food, hires Iurie to help him in the fields. Iure is a Moldavian wrestling fighter, but in order to earn a living he has to work in whatever it comes. Slowly, their personal histories intertwine with those of three solitary women: Maria, an elder that has to leave the country house where she has always lived to join a retirement home; Rose, a nurse from Philippines who just arrived into the country; and Maribel, a prostitute that has less and less clients.

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