Friday June 3rd: Dinner & Movie
Dear Members and Friends,
Our traditional Dinner & Movie will be held on June 3rd, where we will play the film 'The Window'.
Original title: La ventana
Duration: 85 min.
Language: Spanish, closed captioned in English
Director: Carlos Sorin
Script: Carlos Sorin
Fotography: Julián Apezteguia
Cast: María del Carmen Jimenez, Antonio Larreta, Alberto Ledesma, Milse Roldán, Roberto Rovira
"Bombón, el Perro", Carlos Sorin's 2004 road movie set in the arid part of Argentine Patagonia, charmed Festival audiences with the story of a shy dog that did not want to comply with his master's desire to breed him. Sorin returns to Patagonia in his latest feature, The Window, expertly bringing the region's quiet splendour to life. Gentle and tender, Sorin's work once again shows the more fragile side of human nature in this nostalgic film about memory, aging and impending death.Ill and bedridden, eighty-year-old Antonio (an astonishing performance by renowned screenwriter Antonio Larreta) awaits a visit from his estranged son, now a world-famous concert pianist. He wants everything to be perfect for the reunion, and the women who coddle and nurse him in his hacienda work non-stop to make him happy. A piano tuner arrives to make sure that the instrument is in working order, and the champagne bottle that has been kept in the cellar for forty years, awaiting a special occasion, is brought out for the welcome toast.Unable to assist with the preparations, Antonio can only examine the world from his window. As he observes the magnificence of the land, his nostalgia grows and his memories of the past seem to permeate his room. Antonio decides to defy his doctor's recommendations, and secretly leaves the house, unseen by his faithful caretakers, to take at least one last walk in his fields. (FILMAFFINITY)
2008: Valladolid Film Festival: Nominated for Golden Spike. FIPRESCI Award
The place is as always the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, located at 4355 Beltway Drive, Addison, TX (MAP).
The movie starts at 7:30 PM, but come a bit early to enjoy empanadas and drinks which will be sold at reasonable prices.
Come join us.