La puerta abierta (Marina Seresesky, Spain): Rosa is a prostitute who inherited the profession from her mother, Antonia. Antonia now believes she is the famous actress and singer Sara Montiel, making Rosa’s life extremely difficult. Rosa does not know how to be happy, or something keeps her from achieving happiness. The arrival of an unexpected new member to her absurd and awkward family will provide her with a new opportunity to give happiness another chance. Watch the trailer here.
SIPFilmFest 2017: FEMALE VOICES FROM THE SOUTH (9/21 - 9/24)
Women directors have often been neglected by mainstream audiences and canonical academic syllabi. At a time of uncertainty for women's rights, we would like to give voice to female filmmakers, protagonists, and minor characters who have questioned the status quo with their gaze, their stories, and their behaviors, and have gone beyond the traditional portrayal of women as saints or sinners. Our selections of movies "from the South" encompasses a variety of countries and latitudes to bring women's experiences from a cross-cultural and global point of view to the forefront.
All SIPFilmFest events are open to the public, and all films will be shown in their original languages with English subtitles. Further information about student participation in the Festival will be shared soon.
SIPFilmFest 2017 is possible thanks to the generous support of the Provost’s Office, the Institute of World Languages, the Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality, and the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. The event was organized by Sarah Annunziato, Nuria Ballesteros Soria, Francesca Calamita, Marina Escamez Ballesta, Lilian Feitosa, Sara Gastón Echevarría, Esperanza Gorriz Jarque, Alicia López-Operé, Esther Poveda Moreno, Paula Sprague, and Zaida Villanueva García.