Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Ohmigod! A Reason To Live


My favorite Spanish film, Juan Antonio Bardem's Death of a Cyclist (Muerte de un cidista) - currently not available on VHS or DVD and starring the lovely, luminous Lucia Bose- is coming to the AFI Silver in Silver Spring, MD this September for a limited run as part of the theatre's 50 Years of Janus Films celebration. From the AFI website:
When this film received the International Critics Award at Cannes, director Bardem was unable to accept the award as he was serving one of several prison sentences meted out by Francisco Franco's regime. His scathing social criticism contrasts an affluent adulterous couple with the poor bicyclist they strike with their car. Realizing that the cyclist is badly injured, they leave him to die rather than risk revealing their affair. Upon their return to Madrid, guilt grabs them with more tragic consequences.

DIR/SCR Juan Antonio Bardem, based on the story by Luis Fernando de Igoa; PROD Georges de Beauregard and Manuel J. Goyanes. Spain/Italy, 1955, b&w, 88 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED

Saturday, September 1, 1:30; Monday, September 3, 1:00; Wednesday, September 5, 9:15

Related Links:
Death of a Cyclist, Birth of a Fan


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bardem's the uncle of the great Javier Bardem!

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