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Los Adioses Opening Night Reception: Hola Mexico Film Festival

  • The Frida Cinema 305 E. 4th Street Santa Ana, CA 92701 USA (map)

Join The Frida Cinema for Natalia Beristáin’s Los Adioses / The Eternal Feminine, the story of Mexican poet and author Rosario Castellanos, who emerged as one of Mexico’s most important literary voices of the 20th Century.  The film begins with Rosario as an introverted and bright university student who is already very much ahead of her time, at odds against the restraints and expectations of patriarchal society run by men. In early-1950s Mexico City, Rosario’s writings tackled issues of cultural and gender oppression, while she personally struggled with her tumultuous relationship with professor of philosophy Ricardo Guerra.

Some four decades after her untimely demise, Rosario Castellanos remains one of Mexico’s most important literary figures. The author of numerous volumes of poetry and essays and a trio of beloved semi-autobiographical novels, Castellanos, a member of the legendary Generation of 1950, was not only a prolific author but also a pioneer: in a stringently male-dominated literary scene, she provided an insistent female voice.

Screening will be followed by a Hola Mexico Film Fest opening night reception.

All Hola Mexico Film Fest screenings will be presented in Spanish, with English subtitles.

Introvertida y brillante, Rosario Castellano es una estudiante universitaria quien está adelantada a su tiempo y no encaja en las expectativas. En los años 50s en la Ciudad de México, Rosario lucha porque su voz sea escuchada en una sociedad liderada por hombres. Está a punto de convertirse en una de las escritoras más importantes en la historia de la literatura mexicana, pero su turbulenta historia de amor con Ricardo Guerra manifestará su fragilidad y contradicciones. En la cima de su carrera y arriesgando su matrimonio, ella encenderá un discusión que marcará un parteaguas en su vida y la de muchas otras mujeres mexicanas.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit: https://thefridacinema.org/event/los-adioses/

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