Examine class and familial relationships in these two powerful Janus Films.
Carlos Saura's haunting Cría Cuervos follows young Ana (played by Spirit of the Beehive's Ana Torrent) as she tries to cope with the memory of her mother's painful death from cancer and the trauma of witnessing her philandering father's death while with his mistress. With Geraldine Chaplin. (107 mins., 35mm)
In Death of a Cyclist, a professor and the wife of a wealthy businessman struggle with guilt and the fear of discovery after they strike a bicyclist with their car while returning from an illicit tryst. Bardem's film is a scathing examination of the schism between Spain's upper and lower classes at a time when people of wealth and privilege operated above the law. (88 mins., 35mm)
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Added by Wexner Center on July 23, 2007