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Latin American film series presents "Terra Estrangeira/Foreign Land"

The Center for Latin American Studies will present Terra Estrangeira/Foreign Land on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. in 180 Hagerty Hall. Admission is free, and the film will be shown with English subtitles. Terra Estrangeira is a 1995 Brazilian film, and the second film in the "Retrospective: The Filmography of Walter Salles" series.

Fernando Alves Pinto is Paco, a young man who lives in Sao Paulo and is the son of a Spanish emigrant. Fernanda Torres is Alex, a Brazilain woman who lives in Lisbon, Portugal, trying to make ends meet. She is faced daily with the crude reality of having to live in another country. Igor, a shady antique dealer, recruits Paco to take a violin full of uncut diamonds to Lisbon. There, the destinies of Alex and Paco collide.

Brazilian filmmaker Walter Salles (Central do Brazil, The Motorcycle Diaries) is the most recognizable figure in contemporary Brazilian cinema around the world, and his films have consistently earned nominations and prizes at prestigious film festivals. The Center for Latin American Studies's fall film series will showcase his long and illustrious career, culminating with a visit to Ohio State from Salles himself on November 16.