Current Exhibitions

Directed by Luis Puenza

The Official Story

Monday, March 11, 2002

Amherst College Campus Center Theater 7 PM   
Free

Married to a business man with close connections to the government, a wealthy woman lives a life sheltered from the political turmoil in Argentina. She begins to suspect that the child whom she and her husband adopted may be the daughter of a couple killed because of the repressive tactics of the military regime in power. The film, which was Puenza's directorial debut, won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for Best Original Screenplay. Norma Aleandro (leading actress) received the award for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles. (Argentina, 1985; color, 112m). Part of the "At Human Cost" film series presented in conjunction with "The Culture of Violence" exhibit on display at the University Museum of Contemporary Art.

 

Sponsored by the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College.


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