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Modern Languages Film Series Spring 2023 – Movie in Spanish: Identifying features

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Thursday, March 23, 2023, 7 pm– 9 pm

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The Modern Languages Program is excited to present one more year its ML Film Series. This year’s theme is Social Justice.


We will watch the movie in Spanish with English subtitles. The film will screen at 7PM in Fisher 135. It is free and open to the public.


Thursday, March 23rd:

Identifying Features (Sin señas particulares), dir. Valadez, 2020, México, Spain – 95mn


Middle-aged Magdalena (Mercedes Hernandez) has lost contact with her son after he took off with a friend from their town of Guanajuato to cross the border into the U.S., hopeful to find work. Desperate to find out what happened to him—and to know whether or not he’s even alive—she embarks on an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous journey to discover the truth. At the same time, a young man named Miguel (David Illescas) has returned to Mexico after being deported from the U.S., and eventually his path converges with Magdalena’s. From this simple but urgent premise, director Fernanda Valadez has crafted a lyrical, suspenseful slow burn, equally constructed of moments of beauty and horror, and which leads to a startling, shattering conclusion. Winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Audience and Screenplay Awards at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. 


See you at the movies!

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