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Latin American and Spanish Film Festival: “Truman”

Join the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics for the 2018 Latin American and Spanish Film Festival every Wednesday in October. All films will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. Bring your own snacks, then stay for the post-screening discussion. The festival is sponsored by the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics; Pragda; the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain; and SPAIN Arts and Culture. 

About the Film Truman Movie Poster

When Julián receives an unexpected visit from his childhood friend, Tomás, the encounter is bittersweet. This reunion, their first meeting in many years, will also be their last. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Julián has decided to forgo continued treatment and instead focus on putting his affairs in order: distributing his possessions, finalizing his funeral arrangements and, most importantly, finding a home for his beloved dog, Truman. It’s this final task that is causing him the greatest heartbreak. Nostalgic and full of yearning, Truman ponders our common misconception of death as a thing that we can somehow figure out and learn to manage in a civilized way. Try as he might to exert control, Julián must face the messiness and uncertainty of the process of dying, and the impossibility of leaving everything neatly tied up.

Director: Cesc Gay
Countries: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 108 minutes 
Release Year: 2015