Tuesday lecture series! Film Series : No Borders: Contemporary Latin American Cinema

The Secret in Their Eyes

El secreto de sus ojos

2009, Juan José Campanella, Argentina, 129 min. With Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil.

Show Times

  • Sat, Oct 1st 5:30pm
  • Tue, Oct 4th 6:00pm

"What are the odds that the year's most compelling mystery would end up hanging its hat on the year's richest love story?...Darín and Villamil are wonderful together, playing actual, three-dimensional grown-ups. It's a shock to the system, let me tell you." — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

While writing a novel based on a 25-year-old unsolved murder case, a retired criminal court investigator (Darín) reopens both the case and his unresolved relationship with a former colleague (Villamil), now a judge. THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES demonstrates how Argentine cinema has evolved in its treatment of the dictatorship era. From THE OFFICIAL STORY’s creeping suspense and melodrama, Campanella turns to the detective genre and even finds room for humor and spectacular cinematography. (Both films won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.) Post-screening discussion will center on the film’s denouement and its implications for cinema as a bearer of collective memory. In Spanish with English subtitles. 35mm widescreeen. (Daniel R. Quiles)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4: Lecture by Daniel R. Quiles, Associate Professor of Art History, Theory & Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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