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Thu, Feb 24, 2011
at 9:15 PM (WH)
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Sat, Feb 26, 2011
at 8 PM (B3)
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DIRECTOR: Icíar Bollaín - SPAIN

A huge wooden cross is carried by helicopter over the highlands of Bolivia. Close behind is a film crew, led by producer Costa and director Sebastian (Gael García Bernal), there to make a new film about Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. A call for native extras leads to a veritable flood of candidates, as the local population is desperate for work. But the drama of conquest and opposition about to be enacted for the movie is soon dwarfed by the real-life struggle of these extras and many others against the government’s efforts to take control of the local water supply. Bollaín and screenwriter Paul Laverty have fashioned a perceptive look at Latin America and the historical patterns of oppression that continue to shackle the region. (104 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Flowers From Another World (89), Take My Eyes (03), Hello, How Are You (05), Mataharis (07).

This year’s Spanish submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.



Interests: Oscar Submissions, Narrative Feature, Spanish Language.

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