Boise State University's Department of World Languages recently chose five Spanish-language movies to kick off its inaugural Hispanic Film Festival.
The festival is being sponsored by the
university, the Idaho Film Collection, Club de Espanol at Boise
State, and Pragda, a film distributor. The movies will be shown with
English subtitles at 6 p.m. from Feb. 13 to
The films include “Ixcanul” (“Volcano”), a
French/Guatemalan film that centers around Maria, a 17-year-old
Kaqchikel girl, as her parents arrange her marriage; “3 Bellezas”
(“3 Beauties”), a Venezuelan film about a woman determined to see
one of her preteen daughters win a beauty pageant; “El país del
miedo” (“The Country of Fear), a Spanish film about an old man
being extorted by a 13-year-old girl; “Las Analfabetas”
(“Illiterate”), a Chilean movie about an old woman learning to
read; and “Pequeñas mentiras piadosas” (“The Travel Agent”),
a Cuban/Spanish/Italian film about a Cuban travel agent who has never
visited her extended family in Florida.
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