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VICENTE ARANDA FILM SERIES: Tiempo de silencio (Time of Silence) 1986

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Instituto Cervantes Sydney

299 Sussex Street

Level 3

Sydney, NSW 2000

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-Movie in Spanish with English subtitles-

Regarded as one of Spain's most outstanding movie director, Vicente Aranda's (1926-2015) career spans for over forty years. His movies are essential not only to understand Spain's political transition towards democracy but also to understand Spanish cinema from the 1980's and 1990's. This film series aims to pay tribute to this iconic Spanish director by screening five of his most emblematic films.

TIME OF SILENCE

Pedro is a scientist working in a laboratory investigating the carcinogenic glands of a curious strain of Illinois rats. These rats are bred in a shanty town on the outskirts of Madrid, where he is called one night to help save a girl who is dying from a badly carried out abortion attempt. From here on Pedro falls into helplessness as a `time of silence' takes over his life. Moving from the sordid life of shanty dwellings to the hypocracy of the then middle classes such as in the lodging house or in the home of his friend Matias' parents and to the veneered essence of supposed luxury and wealth in the brothel, the film endeavours to catch at least the social ambientation of the times, and does so fairly well mostly. However there is also that something which is always missing when literature is turned into a film. Never more so than here, as the curious style of Martín-Santos cannot really be touched apon in this or any other screen adaptation. (IMDB)


Parental Guidance: This movie is not recommended for children under 18 years old.

Be on time: The movie will start at 6:00 pm so please arrive before. After 6:00 pm, the ground floor door will be closed and the elevator unable to go up to the Instituto Cervantes.

La película empezará a las 6:00 pm en punto por lo que le rogamos llegue antes de esa hora. A partir de las 6:00 pm la puerta de la calle se cierra automáticamente y tampoco se puede acceder al 3er piso, donde se encuentra el Instituto Cervanes.

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