Ernesto “Che” Guevara is one of the most iconic characters of Latin America, his face is famous around the world but do you know why? Discover the interesting history behind the legend, featuring the amazing Benicio del Toro and Demian Bichir. The free screening of the two-part historic film “Che” will take place on Thursdays 7th and 21st of February, in the usual room UG06 of the Learning Centre. Stay after for drinks and fun in the Staff House Bar! 🙂
The Guardian’s review says: “It’s an intelligent, fast-moving, well-researched film, based in part on Che’s posthumously published Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War, offering both a convincing account of the bitter, hard-fought struggle and a portrait of a great and complex revolutionary.” Don’t miss this opportunity to learn Spanish (English subtitles of course) and an important part of the world’s history such as Cuba’s revolution. Looking forward to see you all there!
Since our Carnival Party is on the 8th, you will have the chance to buy the last discount tickets on the first screening!
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About the movie:
Che: The Argentine (2008)
Che: Guerrilla (2008)
The first part opens with Che (Benicio Del Toro) meeting Fidel in Mexico City in 1955 (both clean shaven at the time) and joining the small invasion party that established a base in the Sierra Maestra in Cuba. It ends in January 1959 when the 30-year-old Che, cautioning against triumphalism and forbidding his men to indulge in looting, heads towards Havana to begin what he considers the really important part of the revolution, creating a new kind of society.
Part two of the saga, Guerrilla, begins with Guevara at the absolute peak of his fame and power. Disappearing suddenly, Guevara subsequently resurfaces in Bolivia to organize a modest group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits in preparation for the Latin American Revolution.
Biography, drama, history.
Best Actor – Cannes Festival 2008
Best Spanish Lead Actor – Goya Awards 2009
Tomás Gutierrez Alea Prize – National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba
White Camel Award – Sahara International Film Festival
Benicio del Toro