The Prize – Global Lens Film Series

Posted on February 11, 2013 by


February 17, 2013 – Sunday – 3 p.m. – Downtown Library

The Prize – directed by Paula Markovitch (Argentina)

Under the cloud of a military dictatorship, a young mother and her daughter flee Buenos Aires for the seclusion of a ramshackle cottage along the windy dunes of an Argentine beach. As her mother listens for news from the radio with sad stoicism, restlessly curious seven-year-old Cecilia joins a nearby school overseen by a kindly teacher. A childhood idyll, however, soon becomes contaminated by the general political crisis, as the teacher recruits the class for a patriotic essay contest sponsored by the army—the very people that may have already disappeared Cecilia’s father—in this superbly acted and engrossingly atmospheric drama about innocence in illicit times.  In Spanish with English subtitles.

Global Lens 2012 Film Series Juneau. Promoting cross-cultural understanding through film. Sundays at 3pm, Jan 13th through Feb 18th, free at the Downtown Library.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries, The Goldtown Nickelodeon and the Capital City Rotaract.

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