• Film: Berlanga cumple cien años, Plácido

    June 18

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June 2021

Film: Berlanga cumple cien años, Plácido

June 18

12 pm (MST)

Available for 48 hours

Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel HERE

In Berlanga’s 1961 film Plácido, an impoverished truck driver in rural Spain becomes involved in a Christmas Eve “Invite a poor person to dinner” event sponsored by a cookware manufacturer. The fast-paced, darkly comic farce takes a satirical look at the true meaning of charity, contrasting charity from the head—the cold, calculated kind practiced by a hypocritical upper class—with charity from the heart.

Spain; 1961; Spanish with English subtitles; 85 minutes; not rated.

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