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Pragda Spanish Film Festival: Las Vacas Con Gafas

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St Marys Hall Multipurpose room
Monday, October 06, 2014 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

 

Director: Alex Santiago Pérez / 90 min / Release Year: 2014 / Production Year: 2014
Drama Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Nationality: Puerto Rico
Cast: Daniel Lugo

Cows Wearing Glasses [Las Vacas Con Gafas], is the first film in this year's Pragda Spanish Film Festival. 

Directed by one of the most talented emerging filmmakers coming out of the new wave of Puerto Rican cinema, Cows Wearing Glasses uses a subtle sense of humor to touch upon issues of aging.

Marso, a lonely, eccentric painter and art professor, is losing his sight. As the world as he knows it comes to an end, he is now forced to re-examine an existence filled with professional successes but unsatisfying personal relationships. He tries to reestablish a relationship with his only daughter while his thoughts are filled with longing for simpler times.

The fear and uncertainty of what lies ahead have left an imprint on his psyche, and maybe even on his morals.

With an impeccable performance by Daniel Lugo as Marso, Cows Wearing Glasses is a reflexive tale of a man facing the inevitable.

Juan Carlos Quintero-Herencia, Head of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, will give a brief introduction before the film showing. 

The 2014 Festival is presented by Fatemeh Keshavarz, Director of the School of Languages, Literatures, and CulturesLaurie Frederik, Director of the Latin American Studies Center, and Juan Carlos Quintero-Herencia, Head of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. The Festival Coordinator is José M. Naharro, also of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Learn about other films in the festival:

Cows Wearing Glasses [Las Vacas Con Gafas], October 6
The Cinema Hold Up [Asalto Al Cine], October 13
From the Land to Your Table [¿Qué culpa tiene el tomate?], October 27
Bad Hair [Pelo Malo], November 10
Barefoot in the Kitchen [Con la Pata Quebrada], November 17

The film festival is made possible with support from the PRAGDA Spanish Film Club and Spain Arts and Culture.