Recommended for A2 and equivalent level Spanish
This study day will address the themes of transition to democracy in Chile, civil liberties and freedom and the role of advertising tools to change the social process.
Carmen Herrero will present the film in Spanish, providing relevant information on the film and its social and political contexts, as well as introducing key vocabulary on these topics.
The screening will be followed after lunch by a series of language exercises in Spanish including film and visual analysis and discussion of the main themes in the film, characters, settings and contexts.
Led by Carmen Herrero, Head of Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University
Screening: No (15)
Dir Pablo Larrain / Chile / France / Mexico / USA 2013 / 115mins / In Spanish with English Subtitles / Gael García Bernal / Alfredo Castro / Antonia Zegers
Pablo Larraín skilfully evokes the period feel of late 1980s Chile in this historical drama which stars Gael García Bernal as Rene Saavedra a talented young advertising executive who is tasked by Pinochet’s opposition with heading up a campaign for a ‘no’ vote in the country’s 1988 referendum. With immense pressure to succeed, and under scrutiny from the authorities, Rene and his team come up with offbeat ideas for the campaign.