8th February 2006




The Oscar-winning Argentinian film La Versiόn Oficial (The Official Story) is the latest offering in the University of Lincolns Cine Latino series next Monday (13th February).


Argentinian first-time director Luis Puenzo tells the story of a strong-willed teacher who tries to learn the true identity of her adopted daughter's father, coming to suspect that he was a political prisoner.


Her political awakening is an emotional waking too because of her detached persona.


Ironically, even though she is a teacher, she doesn't connect with people very well, thinking of history in the most abstract terms but eventually she learns the painful truth of present-day life.


Tautly directed by Puenzo, La Versiόn Oficial won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1985 and features a riveting central performance by Norma Aleandro.


La Versiόn Oficial will be shown at 7pm on Monday 13th February in the Jackson Lecture Theatre in the main academic building at the Brayford Pool campus of the University of Lincoln.


All are welcome and admission is free.


Films screened in the Cine Latino series are in Spanish or Portuguese with English subtitles.



For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042 jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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