Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Tuesday November 4th: "Esperando la Carroza" ('Waiting for the Hearse')

Hello everyone! 

Today we will present "Esperando la carroza" ('Wainting the Hearse'). An Argentine comedy cult film from 1985. It belongs to the criollo grotesque (costumbrismo) genre or black comedy. It's inspired on the play of the same name by Jacobo Langsner premiered by the Comedia Nacional company on 1962 and directed by Sergio Otermin. 

Mamá Cora (Antonio Gasalla) is about 80 years old and she has three sons and a daughter. Mamá lives with one of them, unfortunately, the one who is in the worst economic position. One day, all the members of the family have a reunion to celebrate an anniversary. In the middle of the whole thing, an awkward question appears out of nowhere: ¿Who's going to be Mamá Cora's heir? ¿Who is going to take care of her during her last days in this world?. The answer is not easy and it doesn't take too long for the members of this bizarre family to start a terrible and yet hilarious fight. However, in the middle of the whole thing, they're interrupted by some disturbing breaking news...Mamá Cora killed herself!.
WHEN: Tuesday November 4th, at 7:15 PM (movie will be starting 7.35pm)
WHERE: History Corner - Main Quad. Bldg. 200
ROOM: 2 (downstairs).
(for more directions see http://cinestanford.blogspot.com/2014/05/new-location-may-2014.html)
LANGUAGE: Spanish.
SUBTITLES: English =)

See you all later!


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