6th October 2005

 

MEXICAN ‘PULP FICTION’ TO OPEN CINEMA SEASON

 

The University of Lincoln’s popular series of Spanish and Latin American films returns for a new season on Monday 10th October.

 

Amores Perros’, which on its release in 2001 critics were quick to dub "the Mexican Pulp Fiction", is the first offering in the Cine Latino series which this semester follows the theme of love stories.

 

Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez InarrituAmores Perros’, which roughly translates into ‘Love’s a Bitch’, tells the stories of three characters who are inter-connected by a devastating car crash.

Octavio’s story comes first, a young man who is in love with his brother’s pregnant wife. He resorts to the lucrative underground sport of dog-fighting 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 brings 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 which goes exploring and becomes trapped under the floorboards of their new home.

Lastly tramp-cum-assassin 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 at the University of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool campus on Monday 10th October in the Jackson Lecture Theatre at 7pm.

 

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 contact:

Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886244

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