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Film screening: 'Abuela Mambo' (Mexico, 2012)

Publication date: Oct 29, 2012 3:01:21 PM

Start: Nov 23, 2012 5:00:00 PM
End: Nov 23, 2012 8:00:00 PM

Location: 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PQ



UCL - Institute of the Americas is pleased to host a screening of this Mexican film, part of the London Latin American Film Festival 2012.

Inspired by the debate about a new class of “Granny Slaves” the film examines the plight of a woman who, instead of enjoying a restful old age, is pushed into taking more and more responsibility for the upbringing of her grandchild. The remarkable aestheticism of the cinematography is a tool, which the director uses to convey, through allusion and metaphor, the hidden emotion beneath the surface of every scene. Stunning.

Entrance is free of charge, but registration is required.