All films are shown in the Latin American Collection on the 4th floor of Smathers Library (East). All films are in Spanish with English subtitles
Wednesday, November 28
Introductory presentation by Professor Martin Sorbille,
UF Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies
Memorias del subdesarrollo (Memories of Underdevelopment) (1968) 97 minutes
Dir. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Memories of Underdevelopment follows Sergio after the departure of his wife, parents, and friends in the wake of the Bay of Pigs invasion. Alone in a brave new world, Sergio observes the social changes taking place in Havana while remembering his boyhood before the Revolution.
La nube (The Cloud) (1998) 120 minutes
Dir. Fernando Solanas
When they discover that the beloved Mirror Theater is scheduled to be demolished to make room for the construction of a shopping mall, an eclectic group of actors and performers band together to save the cultural landmark.
Y tu mamá también (2001) 105 minutes
Dir. Alfonso Cuarón
When two teens meet the alluring, older Luisa, they try to impress her with stories of a road trip to a secret beach, then convince her to join them. What follows is an escapade involving seduction, conflict, and the harsh realities of poverty.
Friday, November 30
Un día de suerte (Lucky Day) (2002) 95 minutes
Dir. Sandra Gugliotta
Facing chronic underemployment and a dismal future, young Elsa scrimps and saves so she can move to Italy, where she believes a former lover is waiting for her. But when social unrest in Argentina threatens her plans, will she heed the advice of her friends and give up her dream? This moving docudrama explores the difficulty and power of hope in the face of hardship.
Regresados (D-Graduated) (2007) 95 minutes
Dir. Cristian Bernard, Flavio Nardini
D-Graduated is a comedy that intersects a trio of tales from a 20th anniversary high school reunion in the middle of the Argentine economic collapse of 2001. All are set during the same long evening and each observes alumni grappling with the costs of change.
Biutiful (2010) 138 minutes
Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu
Diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer, Uxbal — a divorced father raising two children — is determined to atone for his life as a black marketeer in this engrossing character study that unfolds in a low income neighborhood of Barcelona, Spain.