As part of the Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication Department’s Fall Film Festival, the Spanish area of MLLI will screen Black Bread (Spain, 2010). In the war-ravaged Catalan countryside of the early 1940’s, a local man is accused of murder and his son sets out to find the truth. Eleven-year-old Andreu stumbles upon a crushed wagon in the underbrush at the foot of a high cliff and witnesses the dying moments of the man and boy inside. When police suspect Andreu’s father of foul play, he goes into hiding and Andreu is sent to live with relatives. There, the frightened boy creates a fantasy life but is forced to confront a world of adult deception, festering hatreds and the war’s monstrous consequences. This film corresponds to the regional filmmaking unit of Film and Society in Spain (MLL 213). The film will be shown in Catalan with English subtitles. For more information, click here.
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