Global Lens Film Screening: ‘The Prize’

October 6, 2012 @ 2:00 pm – 3:40 pm
Delridge Library
5423 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106

Global Lens Film Screening: ‘The Prize’ at the Delridge Library, 2:00–3:40 pm, Saturday October 6th. Join us for a screening of the Argentinian film, “The Prize.” This movie is part of the Global Lens series, which includes 10 award-winning narrative feature films from Albania, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Iran, Iraq, Morocco, Rwanda and Turkey. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Doors open at 1:30 pm.

More about the film:

“The Prize (El Premio)”
Under the cloud of a military dictatorship, a young mother and her daughter flee Buenos Aires for the seclusion of a ramshackle cottage along the windy dunes of an Argentine beach. As her mother listens for news from the radio with sad stoicism, restlessly curious seven-year-old Cecilia joins a nearby school overseen by a kindly teacher.

A childhood idyll, however, soon becomes contaminated by the general political crisis. The teacher recruits the class for a patriotic essay contest sponsored by the army — the very people that may have already disappeared Cecilia’s father — in this superbly acted and engrossing atmospheric drama about innocence in illicit times.

Director: Paula Markovitch
Country: Argentina
Language: Spanish, with subtitles in English
Year: 2011
Length: 99 minutes

The Global Lens film series supports the distribution of unique and critically acclaimed cinematic works from around the world. Since its founding, the series has provided a platform for exceptional storytelling and opened a window in the diverse world in which we live.

Now in its ninth year, Global Lens continues to attract dynamic audiences and discover extraordinary new films, building upon the unique perspectives that have come to define the Global Film Initiative’s library of films.

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