19th November 2003

 

PULP FICTION MEXICAN STYLE

 

‘Amores Perros’ is the penultimate film in the University of Lincoln’s ongoing series of Spanish and Latin American cinema. 

 

The debut feature from young Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu links three stories of human obsession and violence.

Octavio’s story comes first, a young aimless loser who is obsessed with his sister-in-law.  He resorts to using his dog in dog-fighting circles to raise enough money for him and his lover to run away together.  On the way to the vet he runs a red light and causes a car crash that ultimately bring the three stories together.

The second concerns Daniel who has left his wife and children to live in an apartment with Valeria, a supermodel. Valeria struggles to recover from her injuries in the crash and becomes obsessed with her beloved dog who is lost under the floor of a new flat

Lastly tramp hitman El Chivo is trying to fulfil his latest contract when he finds Octavio’s dog at the scene of the crash.

Not for the faint-hearted, ‘Amores Perros’ will be screened on Monday 24th November at the Jackson Lecture Theatre at 7pm at the Lincoln campus. 

 

All films in the series are in Spanish or Portuguese with English subtitles.

 

Admission is free and members of the public are welcome to attend.

 

For more information on the screening contact: Andrew Daglish on 01522 886344.

 

 

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For more information contact: Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244

Email: lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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