15th March 2007

 

A COLOMBIAN STORY OF HOPELESS LOVE

 

A bleak and darkly humorous film about hopeless love in Colombia is the theme of the next Cine Latino film being shown at the University of Lincoln.

 

The film entitled Our Lady of the Assassins and directed by Barbet Schroeder will be shown on Monday 19th March.

 

The film is based on the story of a writer, Fernando Vallejo, who returns to the poverty and violence of Medellin, a town he has not been back to for over 30 years. It is there that he meets 16 year old Alexis and a doomed love starts to blossom.

 

Alexisís hard poverty stricken life has drawn him into a world of killing, he needs no reason to kill and anyone who rubs him up the wrong way will die. The pair wonder from church to church committing murder after murder until one day tragedy strikes and Fernando finds himself alone.

 

The film blames the church and the political elite for Colombiaís tragedy.

 

This series of Cine Latino films is not available on DVD in the UK. All of the films are shown in Spanish with English subtitles.

 

All films are free and everyone is welcome to attend. Our Lady of the Assassins will start at 7.00pm in the Jackson Lecture Theatre, Main Building, Brayford Pool campus.

 

For more information contact Andy Daglish on 01522 886344 or email adaglish@lincoln.ac.uk

 

For more information contact:

Sophie Gayler Communications Officer (Press and Media)

(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

Visit our news web pages: www.lincoln.ac.uk/news/latestnews.htm