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Argentine Movie Days
 
 
Date: 10-20 November 2015 
 
Spanish Programme, School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU has the pleasure of inviting you to: 

Argentine Movie Days

Day and time: November 10th (Tuesday), 5.30pm.
Venue: KK102 (K.K. Leung Building, Main Campus) 

Introduction by Mr. Juan Antonio Barreto (Consul, Consulate General of Argentine in Hong Kong and Macau)

Title in Spanish: Wakolda
Title in English: The German Doctor
Director: Lucía Puenzo
Year : 2014
PG-13
Synopsis: Patagonia, 1960. A German doctor (Alex Brendemühl) meets an Argentine family and follows them on a long desert road to a small town where the family will be starting a new life. Eva (Natalia Oreiro), Enzo (Diego Peretti) and their three children welcome the doctor into their home and entrust their young daughter, Lilith (Florencia Bado), to his care, not knowing that they are harboring one of the most dangerous criminals in the world. At the same time, Israeli agents are desperately looking to bring the German doctor to justice. Based on filmmaker Lucía Puenzo's fifth novel, the story follows Josef Mengele - a German SS officer and a physician at the Auschwitz concentration camp - in the years he spent "hiding", along with many other Nazi's, in South America following his escape from Germany. Mengele was considered to be one of WWII's most heinous Nazi war criminals.

Day and time: November 20th (Friday), 4.30pm.
Venue: Room 4.34 (Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus)

Title in Spanish: Luna de Avellaneda
Title in English: Moon of Avellaneda
Director: Juan José Campanella
Year : 2004
PG-7
Synopsis: Román Maldonado (Ricardo Darín) was born during a carnival fair held at "Luna de Avellaneda", a sports and social club located in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires province. He is made a member for life, and the club becomes a central part of his life.The club used to have over 8,000 members in its heyday, but in the 2000s membership has dwindled to some 300. The neighbourhood is decaying, the surviving inhabitants are struggling financially and gatherings are hardly what they used to be. To top things off, Román discovers his wife Verónica is having an affair, and their marriage finds itself at its worst. Together with Amadeo Grimberg (Eduardo Blanco) and Graciela (Mercedes Morán), friends from the club, he must fight for the survival of the place before it is sold off and turned into a casino.


*this event forms part of the Argentina Festival 2015. Please access http://www.argentinafestival.org.hk  or "Argentina Festival Hong Kong" on facebook for further information
 
Typical Argentine pastries (empanadas) and refreshments will be served for each movie, by courtesy of the Argentine Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau.

 
 
     
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