Thursday, 14 September 2017
Beyond Babel presents:
Requisitos Para Ser Una Persona Normal
(Requirements to be a Normal Person)
Dir: Leticia Dolera, 2015
Film screening (Spanish language with subtitles) and accompanying presentation by Dr Carmen Herrero (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Tickets: FREE - available at https://beyond-babel-4.eventbrite.com
Venue: Spring Bank Arts
Time: 7pm - 9.30pm
Date:Thursday 14th September 2017
Part of New Mills Festival - www.newmillsfestival.com
Maria is 30 years old and she has one goal: become a normal person. Back living at home and without a partner, she considers herself a failure. Which kind of person is she? Is she a normal person? What does that even mean? In her quest for answers, Maria starts with a list: all the requirements she can think of to be normal. Her journey to achieve her goals forms a heart-warming comedy about friendship, inspiration and learning to love oneself and others.
This free screening is accompanied by a talk from Dr Carmen Herrero. Dr Carmen Herrero is a Principal Lecturer in Spanish at the Manchester Metropolitan University. Carmen teaches Hispanic cinema and culture. Her main research interests are contemporary Spanish cinema and film pedagogy and language education. She is also the co-director and co-founder of the Film in Language Teaching Association (FILTA).
This event is suitable for everyone and all are welcome.
Dr Herrero will also briefly introduce the work of FILTA and provide some free learning and teaching materials on the night. This element of the evening will be of particular interest to anyone with an interest in language teaching and learning.