Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Douglas hosts free screening of Argentinian film

As part of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, Douglas will be showing a free screening of the award-winning film A Chinese Tale (Un cuento chino) Wednesday, Sept. 5, 7pm, in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, New West Campus.

The film is from Argentinian director Sebastián Borensztein and is in Spanish and Mandarin with English subtitles.

For over 20 years, introverted hardware store owner Roberto (Ricardo Darín of the Oscar-winning The Secret in Their Eyes) has lived virtually shut off from the outside world. Roberto’s orderly yet lonely existence is disrupted when Jun, a young man from China, stumbles onto his path. Jun has just landed in Buenos Aires in search of his uncle, his only living relative, but does not speak a word of Spanish. Roberto suddenly finds himself custodian of this stranger as he is unwillingly caught up in Jun’s predicament. 

In this funny and heartwarming tale, destiny’s intersections are many, and they may even divulge the film’s curious opening sequence of a cow falling from the sky.

For more information on A Chinese Tale, watch the the trailer.