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La fiesta del Chivo-The feast of the goat

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This novel is one of the most famous plays by the Peruvian novelist, Mario Vargas Llosa, who was awarded with the Nobel Prize of Literature in 2010. The feast of The Goat (La fiesta del Chivo) shows the different stories surrounding  the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo (also known as The Goat) in the Dominican Republic.  The novel follows three different storylines. One is the return of Urania Cabral to Santo Domingo to visit her ill father and the memories of…

La situación en Cataluña

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Parece que el presidente cesado de la Generalitat de Cataluña, Carles Puigdemont, estaría dispuesto a aceptar una solución diferente a la del separatismo, de acuerdo a sus declaraciones al diario belga “Le soir”. En palabras de Puigdemont: “es posible otra relación con España distinta a la de la independencia”. Con toda probabilidad el expresidente de la Generalitat será cabeza de partido con Junts per Catalunya en las elecciones autonómicas que se celebrarán el próximo 21 de diciembre. En estos momentos…

Friday’s Mar Adentro

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Hola Vamos film lovers, What a film to end the year and to enjoy with such great company. For those who thought it would be an entirely sad film, well obviously some parts were, but on the other hand there were times that weren’t sad and in my opinion a happy end as Ramón achieved his goal. I remember Ramón´s story always being in the news. He was the first person to tackle Spain’s lower courts, higher courts and even…

La casa de Bernarda Alba

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If you want to enjoy one of the most famous Spanish plays then go and see La casa de Bernarda Alba, written by one of the greatest Spanish authors of the 20th century: Federico García Lorca. He wrote this play in 1936 and was killed two months after finishing it in the Spanish Civil War. La casa de Bernarda Alba was censored and wasn’t shown until 1950. Lorca described his play as a drama of women in the villages of Spain…

Mar Adentro (2004) Friday 10 November 7.30pm -10.30pm

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Hola Chicos, Next Friday is our last great movie of the year, Mar Adentro (Sea Inside). The film is written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar, who was born in Chile just before the Pinochet dictatorship, which led his family to move to Spain. There he would spend his life and later become one of the country’s greatest cinema directors. If you have never seen an Alejandro Amenábar movie, please do because he has some masterpieces: His first was Tesis in 1996, which he…