Movie Projections currently suspended due to COVID19
We look forward to resuming our Cine Club once the Government COVID19 regulations permits us to do so.
Friday, 17th of January 2020: Un día perfecto
Movies to be re-scheduled
Friday, 13th of March 2020: Teresa: Crucificada por amar
Friday, 15th of May 2020: Las nueve reinas
Friday, 3rd of July 2020: Calle 54
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TERESA: CRUCIFICADA POR AMAR
/ Teresa: Crucified by love
Friday 13th March, 7 pm
Free Movie Screening – no booking required. Spanish latino with English subtitles
Teresa Wilms Montt was a Chilean writer, poet, and anarcha-feminist. Described as “embodying sexual aberrance and social prophesy”,she was a friend of writers such as Ramón Valle-Inclán. Her life is remembered in this 2009 film by director Tatiana Gaviola,
Born in Viña del Mar, Chile on September 8, 1893, Teresa Wilms Montt grew up in a family of considerable wealth. She was a very beautiful woman and a poet of the highest calibre. Unfortunately, this is news to much of the world
This is one of those movies that highlights just how turbulent a time it was in the early 20th century and how terrible it was for women. While the subtitle of the movie suggests this is a story about someone who was crucified for love, it could easily say that she was crucified for being a woman. But the misogyny genre isn’t as attractive as that from which the likes of Romeo and Juliet reside. In this way, Teresa necessitates more than just reflexive watching. And perhaps this is the best homage to such a fallen light.
This film is very relevant to our forthcoming free talk (in English) on March 6th:
THE IBERO-AMERICAN FEMALE WRITER: A CHALLENGE AGAINST SILENCE, by Verónica Álvarez Córdova.
As always, we’re in the Cambridge Spanish Centre, 60 Hills Road. The door will be open so feel free to hop on up. We aim to start the film at 7 pm! It’s free, and we look forward to welcoming you!