2017. Spain. Dir: Carla Simón. With Laia Artigas, Paula Robles. 97 min.
Six-year-old Frida gets sent to live in the countryside with her uncle and his family after her mother passes away. Her grief makes her an outsider to her family, a child forced to deal with grown-up emotions in order to heal. The film’s quiet nature is captivating and emotionally moving, with a lead child performance that will bring you to tears.
Sponsored by the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Fund, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Latin American Studies Program, and the College of Film and the Moving Image.
1973. Spain. Dir: Victor Erice. With Ana Torrent. 97 min. 35mm print.
In post-Civil War Spain, a village screening of Frankenstein deeply affects a young girl. The movie monster becomes her imaginary companion, bringing both comfort and horror as she tries to reconcile her childlike understanding of the world with the silent traumas that have torn apart the country and her family.
2014. Spain. Dir: Iciar Bollain. Documentary. 72 min.
Since Spain’s economic crisis began, over 700,000 Spaniards have left othe country in search of a better life, Spain’s highest profile female director tackles the very current issue of intra-European exile. With a critical eye, Bollain captures articulate, moving expressions of the frustration and anger felt by expatriates.
There’s a changing-of-the-guards going on in Junior Village. As over 170 juniors return from abroadexperiencesalloverthe freakin’ globe, another 120 juniors (plus a handful of 2014-ers) embark this month on travels of their own. Some of you may even be reading this very blog post from your street cafe in Bodh Gaya or Buddhist temple in Paris! So it goes.
The point of all this? If you’re maintaining a blog/Flickr/Twitter/Friendster/Xanga/LiveJournal while abroad, it’s something to write home about. Send us the link and a bit about what you’re up to. Email staff<at>wesleying<dot>org, and put “ABROAD BLOG” in the subject line. Thanks!
Quieres hablar en la lengua de Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, los ganadores de la copa mundial y los profesores de Estudias Ibéricas? Conversar con la gente hispanohablante de Wesleyan en la Mesa de Español en Usdan mañana!
(English translation: Want to speak in the language of Antionio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, the world cup winners and Iberian Studies professors? Converse with Wesleyan’s spanish speakers at the Mesa de Español at Usdan tomorrow!)
Mesa de Español – hora de conversación abierta. Los jueves a las 12 P.M. en Usdan, segundo piso.
Date: Tomorrow, Sept. 30, and every Thursday until May 5th