25th November 2003

 

MURDER IN THE LONELY HEARTS

 

‘Profundo Carmesi’ (Deep Crimson) is the final film in the University of Lincoln’s series of Spanish and Latin American cinema.

 

A disturbing tale of how love can be destructive, the film re-tells the story of the ‘Lonely Hearts Killers’, a famous couple of murderers who made victims of wealthy widows in the USA.

 

In 1940s northern Mexico two lonely souls forge a murderous union when Coral, a passionate nurse, falls for handsome gigolo Nicolas Estrella. 

 

Nicolas rejects her because she isn’t rich, but Coral is determined to get him at any cost. She abandons her children and follows him in spite of his criminal lifestyle. Together they scheme to swindle and murder women who look for love in the lonely-hearts columns.

 

Perhaps the most shocking of the season, the Mexican melodrama will be screened on Monday 1st December in the Cargill Lecture Theatre at 7pm at the Brayford Pool campus. 

 

The film is in Spanish 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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