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Latin American and Spanish Film Festival: 7 cajas

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 

7 Boxes film poster

It’s Friday night in Asunción, Paraguay, and the temperature is sweltering. Víctor, a 17-year-old wheelbarrow delivery boy, dreams of becoming famous and covets a fancy TV set in the infamous Mercado 4. He’s offered a chance to deliver seven boxes with unknown contents in exchange for a quick $100. But, what sounds like an easy job soon gets complicated. Something in the boxes is highly coveted, and Víctor and his pursuers quickly find themselves caught up in a crime they know nothing about. Reminiscent of “Slumdog Millionaire,” “7 Boxes” was declared of Cultural Interest by the National Secretary of Culture of Paraguay.

Director: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori 
Countries: Paraguay
Duration: 105 minutes 
Release Year: 2014