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SEPTEMBER 19, 2015

 

“The Milk of Sorrow” (La teta asustada) (2009) from Claudia Llosa

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – RATED “R”

Time: 6:00 pm

Where: Carnegie Hall, Sala 06 Macalester College 1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105

Production Co.: Co-production Peru-Spain; Vela Producciones / Oberón Cinematográfica / Wanda Visión

Genre: Drama 
Synopsis: Fausta (Magali Solier) suffers from the scared breast, a strange illness that is transmitted by mothers who have been raped or mistreated during their pregnancy or nursing period. The children of these women are irremediably infected by their milk and inherit a terrible atavistic fear. Fausta’s illness manifests itself in the form of haemorrhages or bleeding during moments of crisis or extreme tension.Fausta also keeps a secret she won’t reveal until her mother’s death will unleash a series of unexpected events that will change her life.
Awards:
2009: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Picture
2009: Berlin Film Festival: Golden Bear, International Critic Award FIPRESCI
2009: Ariel Awards: Nominated for Best Latin-American Film

OCTOBER 10, 2015

 

“Cándida” (2006) from Guillermo Fesser

PRESENTED BY THE FILMMAKER, GUILLERMO FESSER. FOLLOWED BY A Q&A SESSION.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – RATED “R”

Time: 6:00 pm

Where:
Owens Science Hall – OWS 150 (3M Auritorium)
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Genre:Comedy. Drama
Synopsis: Cándida is an lowly maid in Madrid, where she scrapes to get by and help her two useless sons, a junkie and a basket case. As her family situation goes from bad to worse, her travails inspire other people.

NOVEMBER 21 , 2015

 

“Ferpect Crime” (El crimen ferpecto) (2010) from Álex de la Iglesia

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – RATED “R”

Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Carnegie Hall, Sala 06 Macalester College 1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105

CastGuillermo Toledo, Mónica Cervera, Luis Varela, Enrique Villén, Fernando Tejero,Kira Miró,Helena Carrión, Montse Mostaza, Gracia Olay

GenreComedy. Romance. Thriller | Black comedy. Crime

Synopsis: Rafael is the best salesman in the biggest department store of Madrid. He is a fascinating man; all his colleagues fell in love with him. He tries to live a high-standard life. He is definitely ambitious and aspires to be the new head of sales on his floor. But he has to beat Don Antonio: the best salesman in the man wearing sector. Competition gets harder and harder, until Rafael kills Don Antonio! Lourdes, the ugliest woman in the store, unexpectedly helps Rafael to hide the corpse, but her help isn’t for free. Rafael will soon start considering a new crime. A new perfect crime. (www.imdb.com)

Awards
2004: Goya Awards: 6 Nominations including Best Actor (Toledo)
2005: European Film Awards: Nominated for Best Director and 2 Audience Award

JANUARY 23, 2016

 

No Rest for the Wicked” (No habrá paz para los malvados) (2011) from Enrique Urbizu

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – RATED “R”

Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Carnegie Hall, Sala 06 Macalester College 1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105

CastJosé Coronado, Rodolfo Sancho, Helena Miquel, Juanjo Artero, Younes Bachir,Pedro María Sánchez, Nadia Casado, Karim El-Kerem, Abdel Ali El Aziz, Walter Gamberini, Nasser Saleh, Juan Pablo Shuk, Eduard Farelo

GenreThriller | Police. Crime. Neo-noir

Synopsis: A shooting, 3 bodies and a witness who managed to get away… Inspector Santos Trinidad, a veteran policeman, drinks too much and works too little. Maybe to forget he was once a model officer at the Intelligence Unit now downgraded to the Missing Persons Unit. Events turn sour one night and Santos finds himself implicated in a triple homicide in an after-hours club. Santos cleans up the crime scene and starts the hunt for the only witness, who managed to escape. Following the trail of the fugitive witness, Santos discovers a complicated and sordid network of prostitution and drug trafficking that serves to finance a far more sophisticated criminal plan. He is back doing what he does best, although this time he is on his own. The official police investigation begins to tighten the net around him, but Santos has begun his own personal crusade: he finally has the chance to settle his own score.

Awards:

2011: San Sebastián Film Festival: Official Selection
2011: 6 Goya Awards: including Best Picture, Director and Actor (Coronado). 14 nominations.

(www.filmaffinity.com)

FEBRUARY 20, 2016

 

“Living is Easy With Eyes Closed” (Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados) (2013) from David Trueba

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – RATED “R”

Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Carnegie Hall, Sala 06 Macalester College 1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105
Synopsis: Antonio (Javier Cámara) is a teacher who uses The Beatles songs to teach his students English in 1966 Spain. When he finds out that John Lennon is in Almeria making a film, he travels there to meet him. During the trip, he meets Juanjo (Francesc Colomer), a 16-year-old boy who has ran away from home and Belén (Natalia de Molina), a young 21-year-old woman who also looks like she is running away from something. (FILMAFFINITY).
Premios:
2013: 6 Goya Awards: including Best Film, Director and Actor (Camara)
2013: San Sebastian Film Festival: Official Selection

MARCH 19, 2016

 

“Carol’s Journey” (El viaje de Carol) (2002) from Imanol Uribe

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – RATED “R”

Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Carnegie Hall, Sala 06 Macalester College 1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105
Productora: Co-production Spain-Portugal; Sogecine / Aiete / Ariane Films España / Take 2000 Portugal
Synopsis: Carol, a twelve-year-old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother’s home village and transforms the secretive family environment. Her innocence and rebellious nature drive her at first to reject a world that is at once new and foreign. But she soon journeys into adulthood through a friendship with Maruja, the village teacher, and a young local boy, Tomiche.(FILMAFFINITY).
Premios2002: Goya Awards: 3 Nominations including Best New Actress (Clara Lago)

APRIL 16, 2016

 

“Sleep Tight” (Mientras duermes) (2011) from Jaume Balagueró

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – RATED “R”

Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Carnegie Hall, Sala 06 Macalester College 1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105
Synopsis: César works as a doorman in a Barcelona apartment building. He goes about his day to day work mainly unnoticed by the residents of the building, but he pays close attention to them. He knows all the intimate details of their lives, everything about them, specially one of them. In Clara he has found the perfect target, and he will go to extreme lengths to make her life miserable. But César is starting to get a bit too cocky, and soon his carefully thought out plans will start to unravel… Luckily for him, he has one last ace up his sleeve.(FILMAFFINITY)
Awards:
2011: Goya Awards: Nominated for Best Actor (Luis Tosar)

MAY 21, 2016

 

“El ángel de Budapest” (2011) from Luís Oliveros

 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – RATED “R”

Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Carnegie Hall, Sala 06 Macalester College 1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105
Synopsis: El ángel de Budapest (Angel of Budapest) is a Spanish 2011 television World War II-Holocaust miniseries (compiled to a television movie in various countries) based on the book “Un español frente al Holocausto” (A Spanish against the Holocaust)[1] written by journalist and radio executive director Diego Carcedo. The executive producers are José Manuel Lorenzo, Eduardo Campoy and István Major, the first two had collaborated on the spiritual film Sin noticias de Dios (2001). The film was shot in between November 9, 2010 to December 23, 2010 in Budapest, Hungary. The plot focuses on Ángel Sanz Briz, a Spanish ambassador in Hungary during World War II who helped to save the lives of thousands of jews from the Holocaust by lodging them in Spanisn safe houses in Budapest. There’s also a romantic storyline following the lovelife of Antal a Jew who falls in love with the daughter of an Arrow Cross official. He slowly turns to the resistance movement to save themselves. (FILMAFFINITY)

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