International Lens Film Series: Jose and Pilar
1/16/2013, 7:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Sarratt Cinema (Google map of this location)
Presented by: Claudia Rei, Assistant Professor of Economics
Portugal, Spain and Brazil (2010)
Dir: Miguel Goncalves Mendes.
The film follows José Saramago, the Nobel-laureate Portuguese novelist, and his wife, Pilar del Rio. It shows their whirlwind life of international travel, his passion for completing his masterpiece, The Elephant’s Journey, and how their love quietly sustains them. It unravels any preconceived notions about him, and proves that genius and simplicity are indeed compatible. A glimpse into the life of one of the greatest creators of the 20th century. Spanish and Portuguese with English subtitles. Unrated. 117 mins. Spanish with English subtitles.