Free movie: After Lucía
October 3 2013 7:00pm
Please join us for the Spanish film festival called Cinematic Scars / La cicatriz del cine.
The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, and the Embassy of Spain in Washington DC, Spain-USA Foundation. Special thanks to the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.
Six months after the death of his wife in a car accident, Roberto and his teenage daughter Alejandra set off from Puerto Vallarta for a fresh start in Mexico City. Alejandra finds her feet more easily than Roberto but she soon arouses the baser instincts in her classmates. Ashamed and unable to tell her father about the escalating bullying at school, Alejandra’s silence ultimately takes a dreadful toll.
An unflinching reflection of upper middle class youth in Mexico by one of the country’s most promising filmmakers, the film has been a box office success since its release.
After Lucía’s intense and shocking exploration of the violent effects of bullying is essential viewing for all students. The film earned the prestigious Un Certain Regard prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and was the Mexican submission for the 2013 Best Foreign-Language Academy Award.