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Films & Schedules - MARTHA


Thu, Feb 24, 2011
at 4 PM (B3)
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Thu, Feb 24, 2011
at 8:45 PM (B3)
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Sat, Feb 26, 2011
at 5:30 PM (B1)
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DIRECTOR: Marcelino Islas Hernández - MEXICO

After 30 years as an archivist at a small Mexico City insurance company, life is suddenly turned upside down for prim 75-year-old Martha (Magda Vizaino) when a computer is brought in to replace her. Once she is fired, life loses all meaning for her. With no one she can trust and nothing else to live for, Martha decides to end her life. With the help of Eva, the young woman hired to transfer the files to the computer, her journey towards death surprisingly leads her back to life. Marrying socially conscious neo-realist instincts with touches of black humor and religious allegory, Hernández has fashioned an unusual meditation on work, life, and salvation. (80 mins.)

First Feature Film.

Sponsored by the Consulate of Mexico.



Interests: Narrative Feature, Spanish Language.

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