The Country of Fear- Spanish Film Series

Auditorium, Schwartz Center

The Institute for Applied Linguistics and the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies will host a Spanish film series March 9 – March 23. This series will show five films in the Michael Schwartz Auditorium.

“It’s an opportunity to experience another language and another culture,” says Françoise Massardier-Kenney, Director of the Institute for Applied Linguistics.

The movies are all subtitled in English, and volunteers will give a short presentation before each film viewing and a lead a discussion after. The Spanish film series was made possible with the support of Pragda , The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, and SPAIN arts & culture.

THE COUNTRY OF FEAR (El país del miedo) Thursday March 9
Francisco Espada / Spain / 102 min / 2015 / In Spanish with English subtitles

A festival favorite, The Country of Fear is a must see for high school and college level students. The film touches upon one of the most talked about behavioral issues happening on campus these days. Carlos, Sara, and their preteen son Pablo, live a peaceful middle-class life until Sara begins to notice things disappearing in the house. She blames the Moroccan maid and eventually fires her. But the stealing doesn’t stop; Pablo is the culprit. Fearful, Carlos decides to follow Pablo to school where he discovers that a 13-year-old classmate, Marta, is bullying and extorting Pablo. But resolving the affair isn’t that easy and he becomes Marta’s victim as well. Carlos’s inability to defend himself or his son, pushes him to a series of anguished situations that would lead him to make the wrong decisions.