Latin American and Spanish film festival: Post Mortem

  • 2/1/2013 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Movie/Film

Latin American and Spanish film festival: Post MortemJoin us for the Latin American and Spanish Film Festival, celebrate the culture and the language, and expand your understanding of world cinema!

A surreal black comedy set in Chile, presented by Sarah Childress, Film Studies Research Associate, wraps up a week of riveting, thought-provoking, and entertaining Latin American and Spanish films.

Pablo Larrain first broke onto the international film scene when TONY MANERO premiered at the Cannes Directors' Fortnight, and he has another hit with his most recent film NO, a winner at Cannes, an official Sundance selection, and Chile's entry at the Academy Awards.

The Chilean director's sophomore effort is the visceral POST MORTEM, which competed at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. Mario Cornejo is going about his daily business of writing autopsy reports at the military hospital in Santiago when the Pinochet coup d' etat shakes him out of his political apathy. Neither a reconstruction of the Pinochet days nor an angry denunciation of the period, POST MORTEM is a surreal black comedy that shows how easy it is for ordinary people to participate in atrocities, either as victims, collaborators, or both.

(Pablo Larrain, 98 minutes, Drama, 2010, Spanish with English Subtitles)

Sponsored by a grant from the Spanish Film Club, the Blythe Bickel Edwards fund, Latin American Studies Program, Bowdoin Film Society, Department of Romance Languages, Latin American Student Organization, Film Studies Program, Department of English, and Department of Music.

The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain, and its Program for Cultural Cooperation with United States' Universities.