Foreign Film: Crîa Cuervos
08/22/2013, 7:00 PM to 8:50 PM
$8/$6 Brooks members + students with valid i.d. Free with VIP Film Pass. map
As a young artist, painter Carroll Cloar traveled to Europe where he was
heavily influenced by European art. He also traveled to Mexico multiple times
to continue his paintings and his writings. The memories from his childhood
that he would write about during these trips formed the basis for many of his
paintings and lithographs.
In a similar way, the
allegorical Spanish film Crîa Cuervos, directed by the influential
and critically acclaimed filmmaker Carlos Saura, explores themes of memory and
unrest via the lead character, a young girl who is forced to come to terms with
the death of her mother. The reoccurring memory of her mother materializes as a
ghost throughout the movie. The daughter’s guilt also becomes a ghost, an
allegory for Spain's Franco-drenched fascism and political unrest. On an
interesting and related note, Cloar believed his house in Memphis was haunted
and even created paintings based on photographs he claimed ghosts left him.
in a trio of important and critical films chosen in response to The
Crossroads of Memory, this screening provides an expanded network of
thought for Cloar's work, allowing us to view his paintings in a wider context
alongside works that cross boundaries of medium, geography and time.
Director: Carlos Saura | Spain | 1976 | 107 minutes
Spanish with English subtitles
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