Come join us for the last film of the Spanish language film festival at AU - Monday night at 7 pm!
CHINESE TAKE-AWAY (Un Cuento Chino)
Sebastián Borensztein / Argentina, Spain / 98 min / 2012 / Spanish and Mandarin with English subtitles
Monday, September 29, 2014 Auditorium 7:00 PM
Argentina's national treasure, Ricardo Darín, plays Roberto, a gruff, anti-social loner who lords over his tiny hardware shop in Buenos Aires with a meticulous sense of control and routine, barely allowing for the slightest of customer foibles. After a chance encounter with Jun, a Chinese man who has arrived in Argentina looking for his only living relative, Roberto takes him in. Their unusual cohabitation helps Roberto bring an end to his loneliness, but not without revealing to the impassive Jun that destiny's intersections are many and they can even divulge the film's surreal opening sequence: a brindled cow falling from the sky.
The Spanish language film festival has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the Pragda Spanish Film club grant and thanks to the collaboration of the Departments of Foreign Languages, English, History and Political Sciences, Global Education, The Center for Nonviolence, AU Core, Philosophy Club and Phi Sigma Iota.