30th March 2006

 

FILM SERIES TO REMEMBER SPANISH CIVIL WAR

 

The University of Lincoln’s Cine Latino film series is screening a short season of films dedicated to the memory of those men and women who fought for freedom and democracy in Spain during the Civil War 1936-39.

 

This latest offering from Cine Latino gets under way on Monday 3rd April at 7pm in the Jackson Lecture Theatre with Ken Loach's classic 'Land and Freedom'.

 

There will be a short introduction from Professor Richard Keeble from the university’s Lincoln School of Journalism and Andy Daglish from the Languages Centre.

 

The film offers a fascinating insight into the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of a young British volunteer, memorably portrayed by Ian Hart.

 

Following his death in present-day Britain his grand-daughter sorts through an old suitcase containing the mementos of his time in war-torn Spain providing the framework for the story.

 

Brilliantly directed by Ken Loach, the film is a poignant evocation of that same mix of beauty and ugliness, love and tragedy that other writers on Spain have portrayed, and which all those who have, in different ways, been captivated by that country will instantly recognise.

 

The film is in Spanish with English subtitles. It starts at 7.00pm in the Jackson Lecture Theatre on the main Brayford Pool campus. Admission is free and members of the public are welcome to attend.

 

For more information contact: Kate Strawson Press Officer (01522) 886244.

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