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Films & Schedules - Blind Sunflowers

Sat, Feb 7, 2009
at 6:15 PM (B1)

Thu, Feb 12, 2009
at 8:30 PM (WH)

Mon, Feb 16, 2009
at 3 PM (B2)

Blind Sunflowers

DIRECTOR: José Luis Cuerda - Spain

The Spanish Civil War and its aftermath continue to haunt Spanish culture in general and Spanish film in particular.  Blind Sunflowers looks at the effect of the war on the children growing up under the new Franco regime in 1940. Elena (Maribel Verdú) lives alone with her two children, Lorenzo and Elenita.  But her home hides a dangerous secret in the person of Ricardo (Javier Cámara), a Republican schoolteacher presumed dead or emigrated.  While Elena seems to have adapted to this ruse, young Lorenzo can't quite figure it out: is it a game, or simply the way people live?  His confusion increases when one of his teachers, a young priest named Salvador becomes unexpectedly interested in his mother.  This year's Spanish submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Sponsored by Southpark Seafood Grill.

B1     98 Minutes    

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