Join us on Saturday February 25th for an evening of good cinema, fun and camaraderie.

We’ll watch La Lengua de las Mariposas directed by Jose Luis Cuerda in 1999. This film is a great piece of cinematic exploration with a political edge that fuses brilliantly with the tender relationship between a teacher and a student during the year 1936. The film is often described as a coming-of-age film, as the main character, Moncho, whose life is constantly interrupted by the problems brought by the Civil War going on in the country.

In Spanish, with good English subtitles – Event is good for ALL levels.

When: Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Where: Easy Español (See map)

Cost: $0. Gratis, nada for all Live Online students! Click here to RSVP.

For non-students: $ 2 (This is special event and only 10 people are admitted) Click here to pay.

 

Event schedule:

5:00 pm: Door opens. Meet others and practice your Spanish.

5:15 pm: An intro to the movie via video-conference with an expert from Madrid, Spain

5:30 pm: Movie starts

7:00 pm: Movie ends.

7:15 pm: Group discussion

The group will go to have dinner afterwards.

SYNOPSIS

It follows Moncho, a typical child growing up in 1936 in the northern Spanish region of Galicia. The film shows the developments in his childhood, which is abruptly changed with the fragile situation of the Spanish Civil War. At the beginning, Moncho is afraid of going to school because he has heard that the teachers hit the children. However, when he finally gets to school, he finds out that this is not the case, and that his teacher, Don Gregorio is actually really nice.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Director: José Luis Cuerda

Writers: Rafael Azcona, José Luis Cuerda, Manuel Rivas

Original Short Stories: ¿Qué me quieres, amor?

Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Manuel Lozano, Uxía Blanco, Gonzalo Uriarte

Spain, 1999