ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Davidson Film Club screens Pedro Almodar’s “Talk to Her”

by | Jan 30, 2018 | Arts & Entertainment, Davidson Film Club

The Davidson Film Club will screen “Talk to Her” on February 10, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm in the Armour Street Theater, 309 Armour Street in Davidson.

It tells the story of two men, Benigno and Marco, who have a chance encounter at a theater. They meet, again, at a private clinic where Benigno works. Lydia, Marco’s girlfriend and a bullfighter by profession, has been gored and is in a coma. It so happens that Benigno is looking after another woman in a coma, Alicia, a young ballet student. The lives of the four characters will flow in all directions, past, present and future, dragging all of them towards an unsuspected destiny.

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar, it is a Spanish film from 2002. It is one hour and 54 minutes in length, and is in Spanish with English subtitles.

After the presentation of the film, Dr. Lena Tahmassian, of the Hispanic Studies Department of Davidson College, will lead a discussion.

Boyd von Hoeiji, a film critic with European-films.net, observed, “Very few directors could get away with making a film like this, but Almodóvar not only gets away with it, he delivers a masterpiece.”

Marguerite Williams

Marguerite (Margo) Williams is a novelist ("Madame President"), editor, and business owner of A Way With Words. She has lived in Davidson since 1977. Visit her at her website.

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