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Spanish film Thursday, August 12 at 6 p.m.

Posted on: August 10, 2010

Waves crash onto the rocky coastline of Asturias, and the beauty of this northwest corner of Spain calls to you through the haunting music of Erik Satie.  This is the home Don Rodrigo had left to seek his fortune in the New World.  Now he is back with a painful mission.

Thursday at 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing “The Grandfather,” by Spanish director Jose Luis Garci.  It was nominated for numerous awards.  It is rated PG and runs 151 minutes in beautiful Castillian Spanish with subtitles in English.

To see the trailer this week, please click here

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi3837788953/

Don Rodrigo’s son has died and he wants to reunite with his granddaughters.  But he has a terrible question to ask about them.  Which one is truly his granddaughter.  He has information that their mother had an affair and a child with another man.  That child is one of the granddaughters.

Spanish actor and playwright, Fernando Fernán Gómez gives Don Rodrigo a crustiness, sadness, anger, and honor all in one.  His granddaughters are full of warmth and goodness.  Then there is their private teacher, Don Pío Coronado (Rafael Alonso), a sad, sweetheart of a man, who receives what every teacher must want, the ferocious love of his two students.

Call the library at 837-2417.

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