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Spanish AS Study Day: Tambien la lluvia

Recommended for AS and equivalent level Spanish

This study day will address the themes of Latin America history and representation of colonialism and neocolonialism in film.

Carmen Herrero will introduce the film in Spanish, providing relevant historical and contextual information as well as key vocab. The screening will be followed after lunch by a series of Spanish language exercises based on the film, including character studies, film genre analysis and discussion of the main themes. The session will also include a short overview of the style of Icíar Bollaín.

Led by Carmen Herrero, Head of Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University

Screening: Tambien la lluvia (15)
(Even the Rain)
Dir Icíar Bollaín/France/Mexico/Spain 2010

103mins/Spanish with English Subtitles
Raúl Arévalo/Karra Elejalde/Luis Tosar/Gael García Bernal

Sebastián (Gael García Bernal) is an idealistic film director hoping to realise a complex historical film about the Caribbean Indians driven to rebellion by the cruelty of the conquistadors. Despite budget problems, things go well until life begins to imitate art a little too closely, and the crew become embroiled in a bitter local conflict over water privatisation, the real-life Cochabamba Water Wars from the year 2000.

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