Two new film series constitutes the programming of the Cinema Club of the Universitat de València in February. The films of the Principal Peset Hall of Residence will be aimed at reflecting tensions between the individual and society, whereas the Palau de Cerveró will host a series about the medical work and its relation with the patient. As usual in the programming of the Cinema Club, all projections will be in original version with subtitles, presentation, colloquium and free entry.
Film series El infierno son los otros
Today Tuesday, 7 February, starts the film series at the Principal Peset Hall of Residence with The Fountainhead (King Vidor, 1949). It’s a film in which both main characters fight for individuality.
Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003) will be showed Tuesday, 14 February. It’s one of the films that best reflects the solitude and isolation of the contemporary society by the disenchantment of a dying actor and a girl with insanity.
Next week, 21 February, The Omegan Man (Boris Sagal, 1971) will be showed. Based on the science-fiction approach of the outstanding novel by Richard Matheson, this film talks about the possibility to survive in an apocalyptic world, in which the rest (apparently) have disappeared.
Finally, in the last session of the film series, 28 February, The Heiress (William Wyler, 1949) displays the social prejudices and the oppressive family circumstances in America of the mid-nineteenth century. But, it is easy to find some elements until the present time.
Film series Sentidos clínicos
The programming of February at the Palau de Cerveró has the aim of getting close to the praiseworthy work of the medical community, especially to the work regarding the relationship between the doctor and the patient.
The programming of the film series will start 9 February with Something the Lord Made (Joseph Sargent, 2004), an excellent TV film that shows the new and spectacular ways in the field of medicine, despite the social pressure and problems that the main characters have to face.
Thursday 16 February, Patch Adams (Tom Shadyac, 1998) a film based on a true story centred on the persona of Patch Adams (Robin Williams) that revolutionized the medicine with his projects of therapies. Those projects consisted in trying to make cancer patients laugh.
The film series will finish on Thursday, 23 February, with Bogowie (Lukasz Palkowski, 2014), an interesting and courageous film that refers to another real situation in which a famous Polish surgeon carried out with success the first heart transplant in the history of his country; but, at the same time, he had to face the social opinion and fight for going ahead with his projects.