6th October 2004

 

LATINO CINEMA ON SHOW AT UNIVERSITY

 

The next instalment of the University of Lincoln’s weekly Latino cinema club will be shown later this month after a successful start to the series.

 

The films, which form part of the final-year subject matter for European Business and Marketing students, have gained continued interest not only among students but also among Lincoln residents.

 

The next film in the series will be shown on Monday 25th October at 7pm and is the love story ‘Betty Blue’, which features French superstars Jean-Hugues Anglade and Béatrice Dalle.

 

The film follows the character of Zorg, who falls in love with the beautiful but troubled character of Betty. The film shows gradual progressions in Betty’s instability, which lead her to going inevitably insane.

 

‘Betty Blue’ is directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix, the acclaimed director of the cult art house favourite, ‘Diva’. The film won an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

 

Other films to be shown in the series include the psychological drama ‘Lovers’ and the evocative animation ‘Belleville Rendezvous’.

 

All of the films screened are in Spanish or French with English subtitles.

 

“We’ve had a great turn-out to films showcased in the series so far,” said the university’s English languages co-ordinator Andy Daglish.

 

“Around 180 people visited the university to see ‘Like Water For Chocolate’. Hopefully the next film in the series will be equally as popular.”

 

Films are screened in the Jackson Lecture Theatre at Brayford Pool at 7pm on Mondays until 15th November.

 

Both students and residents of the city are welcome to attend, and entry is free to all showings.

 

For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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