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MAGICAL GIRL

Thu, Feb 19, 2015
at 3:30 PM (WHITSELL AUDITORIUM)
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Sat, Feb 21, 2015
at 4:30 PM (WHITSELL AUDITORIUM)
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MAGICAL GIRL

DIRECTOR: CARLOS VERMUT - SPAIN

In this dark and offbeat social satire, Alicia, a 12-year-old dying girl, asks her father Luis to buy her a wildly expensive gift: the dress of anime character “Magical Girl Yukiko,” once worn by a Japanese pop star. Fate puts Luis in the path Bárbara, a deeply unstable married woman, and Damian, a retired teacher with a troubled past. Bárbara, Luis, and Damian are thrown into a world of blackmail that will change their lives forever. “A noirish social critique . . . the dangerous interaction between money and emotion, which feels authentically independent, the sideways slant of its director’s vision continually shifting the viewer out of the comfort zone.”—The Hollywood Reporter. Best Film, Best Director, San Sebastian Film Festival.

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This film is selected from the Festival of New Spanish Cinema, a larger touring program, curated and organized by Pragda and Spain arts&culture. Supported by Accion Cultural Española (AC/E), and the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport. Special thanks to Marvin—Wayne and Cinelandia.

127 Minutes    

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