6th Catalan Film Festival -Second movie:
"Herois" (2010), by Pau Freixas. Tuesday 03/04 at 6:30pm in Herter 301
"Herois" (‘Heroes’, 2010). A young publicist with a successful career but empty personal life, finds himself in a race against time trying to get to an important business meeting. Along the way, he meets a girl, and although they are opposites with very different lifestyles, they click when recalling their mythical and emotional childhood memory: the last summer with their gang. A two-time award winner at the Malaga Festival, Pau Freixas makes the most of nostalgia for a bygone era and composes an exercise in adoration of the eighties, achieving the closest thing to the Catalan version of "Stand by Me", with touches from the magic of "The Goonies" and references to popular series like "Verano Azul". Albert Espinosa's screenplay perfectly measure out humor, adventure and excitement, complemented by excellent directing from Freixas who masterfully conducts a group of actors into a state of grace. "Herois" is meant to pay homage to thirty-somethings with an enormously moving and deeply sincere journey to the past.
In Catalan with English subtitles and presented by graduate students Aida Roldan and Santiago Vidales. Pizza and sodas will be served.