Film: Asignatura pendiente
February 4, 2022
12 pm (available for 48 hours(
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In José Luis Garci’s Asignatura pendiente, a clandestine love affair set during the last years of the Franco regime and the beginning of the transition to democracy (“la Transición”) offers insight into a changing society in which people like the film’s protagonists will have to forge a new future.
1977; Spanish with English subtitles; 109 minutes; rated R.
Free community event
The Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences annually awards a special prize, the Honorary Goya, to artists whose body of work is of the highest value and relevance. In 1922, this “Goya de Honor” goes to José Sacristán, one of the most renowned and beloved actors in Spanish cinema.
In February, Instituto Cervantes joins in the tribute to this multifaceted performer, whose career encompasses over one hundred films, in addition to stage and television performances, and who has also directed three feature films and several plays. The four films presented in this month’s cycle were selected by Sacristán himself, reflecting his use of cinema as a tool for social dialogue and his work with succeeding generations of filmmakers.
Goya de Honor, José Sacristán: Film Schedule
* February 4: Asignatura pendiente (José Luis Garci, 1977)
* February 11: Un hombre llamado Flor de Otoño (Pedro Olea, 1978)
* February 18: El muerto y ser feliz (Javier Rebollo, 2012)
* February 25: Un lugar en el mundo (Adolfo Aristarain, 1992)
All titles will be available on the Instituto Cervantes Vimeo channel for 48 hours, starting at 12 pm on the day on which they are scheduled for viewing.