Spanish Film Series

The Spanish Film Club series is made possible with the support of Pragda, The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, and SPAIN arts & culture. Visit www.smu.edu/filmfest for screening dates, times and locations.


 

DELICATE BALANCE

(FRÁGIL EQUILIBRIO)

GUILLERMO GARCÍA LÓPEZ / CHILE, MEXICO, SPAIN, URUGUAY, JAPAN / 2016 / 81 MIN
Delicate Balance is a contemplative essay on the everyday reality of globalization. Mujica’s ideas about modern society, where economic interests prevail over human values, are used to connect three stories: A Japanese salaryman in Tokyo, a sub-Saharan community trying to cross the borders into Europe, a family evicted from their own home in Spain. Three stories intertwined on three different continents.

More information and trailer HERE.
 

SPIDER THIEVES

(NIÑAS ARAÑA)

GUILLERMO HELO / CHILE / 2016 / 94 MIN


Inspired by actual events, this teenage thriller is a unique social commentary on dreams, class, and unfulfilled expectations in contemporary Chile.

More information and trailer HERE
 

EVERYBODY KNOWS

(TODOS LO SABEN)

ASGHAR FARHADI / FRANCE, SPAIN, ITALY / 2018 / 132 MIN

The story follows Laura (Penélope Cruz), a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, who returns with her children to her hometown outside Madrid for a wedding. The mood is festive, and many faces from the past are present for the nuptials, including Paco (Javier Bardem), a longtime friend of the family. When Laura’s daughter goes missing, and text messages arrive asking for ransom, the happy reunion takes a hard turn into nightmarish territory, bringing secrets into the open.

More information and trailer HERE

 

BIRDS OF PASSAGE

(PAJAROS DE VERANO)

CIRO GUERRA, CRISTINA GALLEGO / COLOMBIA, MEXICO, DENMARK / 2018 / 125 MIN


In the 1970s, as an American-fueled marijuana boom hits Colombia, farmers quickly turn into seasoned businessmen starting a narco-trafficking era known as “la Bonanza Marimbera.”

More information and trailer HERE.
 

TEMPEST

(TEMPESTAD)

TATIANA HUEZO / MEXICO / 2016 / 105 MIN

 

 
A poignant doc by celebrated filmmaker Tatiana Huezo, Tempest narrates the parallel journey of two women: On a normal day on her way to work, Miriam is arrested on suspicion of human trafficking. Adela works as a clown in a traveling circus. Ten years ago, her life was irreversibly transformed; every night during the show, she evokes her missing daughter, Monica.

More information and trailer HERE.