Global Lens – The Prize
WhenMonday, November 12, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WhereBates College Olin Arts Center - Room Olin 104
75 Russell Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
Under the cloud of a military dictatorship, a young mother and her daughter flee Buenos Aires for the seclusion of a ramshackle cottage along the windy dunes of an Argentine beach. As her mother listens for news from the radio with sad stoicism, restlessly curious seven-year-old Cecilia joins a nearby school overseen by a kindly teacher. A childhood idyll, however, soon becomes contaminated by the general political crisis, as the teacher recruits the class for a patriotic essay contest sponsored by the army—the very people that may have already disappeared Cecilia’s father—in this superbly acted and engrossingly atmospheric drama about innocence in illicit times.
Argentina | 2011 | 99 minutes
Spanish, with subtitles in English
All screenings are open to the public and are free.