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					LATIN AMERICAN FILM SERIES
También la lluvia (Even the Rain), Spain, Mexico, 2010
Director: Icíar Bollaín
March 16 , 6:30 PM • ATLAS 100 • Presenter: Bob Ferry

A Spanish film crew helmed by idealistic director Sebastian (Gael
García Bernal) and his cynical producer Costa (Luis Tosar) come to
Bolivia to make a revisionist epic about the conquest of Latin
America - on the cheap. When riots break out in Cochabamba,
protesting excessive fees for water, production is interrupted and
the convictions of the crew members are challenged
(eventherainmovie.com).



                                                                                             Carancho, Argentina, 2010
                                                                                                       Director: Pablo Trapero
                                                                        April 6, 6:30 PM • ATLAS 100 • Presenter: Peter Elmore

                                                              Pablo Trapero’s insinuating thriller introduces the bottom feeders
                                                              who profit from vehicular tragedies in Argentina. Among them is
                                                            Sosa (Ricardo Darín), a personal-injury lawyer who scam victims out
                                                                 of the bulk of their insurance settlements. But when one of the
                                                            ambulances he’s chasing opens to reveal Luján (Martina Gusman), a
                                                              harried young doctor chasing demons of her own, Sosa begins to
                                                                                                            reassess his priorities.



La teta asustada (The Milk of Sorrow), Perú, 2009
Director: Claudia Llosa
April 13, 6:30 PM • ATLAS 100 • Presenter: Rob Buffington

Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow,
which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women
who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. While
living in constant fear and confusion due to this disease, she must
face the sudden death of her mother. She chooses to take drastic
measures to not follow in her mother's footsteps (Pusan International
Film Festival).




                                                                                           À Deriva (Adrift), Brazil, 2009
                                                                                                     Director: Heitor Dhalia
                                                              April 20th, 6:30 PM • ATLAS 100 • Presenter: Tania Martuscelli

                                                                      Set in the stunning beaches of Búzios in Rio de Janeiro, this
                                                            coming-of-age drama portrays a marriage falling apart through the
                                                            eyes of Filipa, a 14 year-old. She is upset with the fact that her father
                                                                  is having an affair, while her mother is struggling to keep their
                                                               marriage together. However, what you see isn't always what you
                                                                 get! Filipa will learn by experience that love is sometimes more
                                                                                                 complicated than it appears to be.



      All movies have English subtitles • Pizza and beverages will be served
           Organized by professors Leila Gómez and Tania Martuscelli
   Sponsored by Latin American Studies Center & Spanish and Portuguese Department

				
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