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Spanish Film Club: Ixcanul, Volcano (France, Guatemala/2015)

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The Spanish Film Club by Pragda's film series Discover New Trends in Ibero American Cinema will screen Ixcanul, Volcano (France, Guatemala/2015) on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6pm in Klarman Auditorium. Admission is free.

Hosted by the Department of Romance Studies in collaboration with the Society for the Humanities and the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University.

The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, and SPAIN arts & culture.

This film series runs February 7 - March 7, 2018.

Film description:

IXCANUL, VOLCANO (Ixcanul, volcán)
Jayro Bustamante / France, Guatemala / 92 min / 2015 / In Maya and Spanish with English subtitles
Maria, a 17-year-old Mayan girl, lives and works with her parents on a coffee plantation in the foothills of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her: her parents have promised her to Ignacio, the plantation overseer. But Maria doesn’t sit back and accept her destiny. Pepe, a young coffee cutter who plans to migrate to the USA becomes her possible way out. Maria seduces Pepe in order to run away with him, but after promises and clandestine meetings, Pepe takes off, leaving her pregnant, alone and in disgrace. There’s no time to lose for Maria’s mother, who thinks abortion is the only solution.