Saturday, March 30, 2019 📽️ Cinema International: 'The Queen of Spain'Starting at 7:30 PM at Curris Center Theatre
*SPANISH FILM CLUB *
All films in the Spanish Film Club series were made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN Arts & Culture, and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.
ISpanish with English subtitles, N.R., 128 mins
Oscar winning director Fernando Trueba has created a romp with an all -star cast in this "film within a film" brimming with satirical references and intrigues "as it pillories Hollywood’s deal-making with the Francisco Franco regime in the 1950s” (Andy Webster, NY Times). We are immersed in the 1950s, as the film diva Macarena Granada whose father died in a Franquist prison, returns from Hollywood to Spain to shoot a US blockbuster entitled The Queen of Spain about Isabella I of Castille. In Madrid, not only will she meet up again with her old friends and colleagues from the film crew but she will also have to contend with the dictatorial regime of Francisco Franco.