18th October 2004

 

SEXUAL MELODRAMA ON SHOW AT CINEMA CLUB

 

Mad love, acrobatic sex and cross-dressing are on show in the next instalment of the University of Lincoln’s weekly Latino cinema club.

 

After a slight alteration to the series’ agenda, the next film to be shown is ‘High Heels’ by Pedro Almodovar, which will be screened on Monday 25th October at 7pm.

 

Aldomovar is one of the few male directors who is a true artist, by painting portraits with female emotions. ‘High Heels’ is a melodrama about the bizarre relationship between an aging Spanish movie star and singer (Marisa Paredes) and her daughter, a prominent local television anchor woman (Victoria Abril).

 

The film boasts garish sets, outrageous humour and witty songs and was winner of the Cesar Award for Best Foreign Film. The film is part revenge comedy, part thriller and part sexual farce.

 

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

 

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 ‘High Heels’ will be equally 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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