Sunday, February 19, 2012

February 23th "Mother and Child" by Rodrigo García

Madres e hijas (2009) by Rodrigo García

Las protagonistas son una mujer madura (Bening), la hija (Naomi Watts) que dio en adopción 35 años antes y Lucy, una mujer negra (Kerry Washington) que quiere adoptar un niño. Sus relaciones amorosas con los hombres, con sus hijos, con sus madres constituyen la trama de esta historia. A instancias de su madre, Karen abandonó a la niña que tuvo con 14 años. 36 años después, mientras sigue lamentando su pérdida, encuentra a un hombre que está dispuesto a darle una familia y a aportar un poco de alegría a su vida. Elizabeth, su hija, es ya una mujer adulta que tiene que resolver sus propios problemas. Lucy, por su parte, aprende a cuidar a la hija que siempre ha querido tener.

Almost forty years ago, a young girl of fourteen has sex, gets pregnant, and gives her baby up for adoption. Fast-forwarding to the present day, we meet three very different women, each of whom struggles to maintain control of their lives. There's Elizabeth, a smart and successful lawyer who uses her body to her advantage. Any time she feels that she doesn't have the upper hand, and cannot control the situation, she uses her sex appeal - whether that be starting a romance with her boss when she suspects he is trying to start one himself, or finding some way to control her overly friendly neighbor and husband. Karen, meanwhile, is a bitter health care professional who obviously has a lot of heart but never shows it. She gave up a daughter at the age of fourteen (wonderfully shown rather than told, she is the young girl and mother of Elizabeth), and has never gotten over it - her bitterness inspiring her to lash out at everyone around her...

HORA: 7:30 de la tarde.

DIA: Jueves, 23 de febrero.

LUGAR: Blume Earthquake Center (Civil Eng) (02-540), 439 Panama Mall. Ver mapa

SALA: Aula 540-108.

SUBTITULOS: Subtítulos en inglés.

Después de la película quedaremos en COHO CAFE en Stanford a eso de las 10:00 horas para cenar y tomar unas cervecitas.

WHEN: Thursday February 23th, at 7:30 PM.

WHERE: Blume Earthquake Center (Civil Eng) (02-540), 439 Panama Mall. See map

ROOM: 540-108 .

SUBTITLES: Subtitles in English.

Please join us after the film in COHO CAFE at Stanford. We usually meet around 10:00 pm for food and beer.

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