Spanish Film Night
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is pleased to present Spanish Film Night,Â Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. in room 212 of the Eddy Building.
The film is free and open to the public.
Butterfly [La lengua de las mariposas], Jose Luis Cuerda, Spain, 94 min. 1995
Veteran director Jose Luis Cuerda delivered this sensitive portrait of a child coming of age during a tense political situation just before the Spanish Civil War. On his first day of school, frail eight-year-old Moncho (Manuel Lozano) is so terrified by the imposing figure of his teacher Don Gregorio (Fernando Fernan Gomez) that he flees into the nearby woods. In spite of his authoritarian appearance, the schoolmaster proves to be a kind, free-thinking Republican who teaches Moncho the virtues of being good. The boy is soon spending much of his time with the elderly Gregorio in the Galician countryside, admiring such wonders of nature as the tongue of a butterfly.
Other people in young Moncho's world include his down-to-earth mother (Uxia Blanco), his Republican father, and his older brother, who plays the saxophone with a group of local musicians. However, when the Fascists roll into town, the boy's life changes forever.
La Lengua de las Mariposas was screened at the 1999 San Sebastian Film Festival.
Contact:Â Lynne Barnes, Lynne.Barnes@colostate.edu
|Calendar Name:||All University Events Calendar|
|Event Category:||Arts & Entertainment|
|Start Time:||07:00 PM|
|End Time:||09:30 PM|
|Event Begins On:||Tuesday, November 28, 2006|
|Event Ends On:||Tuesday, November 28, 2006|
|Submitter's Name:||Lynne Barnes|