CineNoche at Violet Crown Cinema: Intimidades de Shakespeare y Victor Hugo (Intimacies of Shakespeare and Victor Hugo)

Intimidades de Shakespeare y Victor Hugo, a film by Yulene Olaizola

Mexico, 2008
Documentary, 80 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Two Screenings!

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018, 7:00pm
Sunday, April 29th, 2018, 11:00am

(tickets available through links above)

Violet Crown Cinema
434 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
Tel: (512) 495-9600

CLA members will receive a $2 discount on tickets purchased at the box office or by phone.

Synopsis

There is a boarding house on the corner of Shakespeare and Victor Hugo Streets in Mexico City owned by Rosa Carbajal, a place that hides an intimate and passionate story. This is the setting where Rosa met Jorge Riosse twenty years before, a young tenant who became her closest friend. For eight years he made an indelible mark on the people who came to know him at the boarding house. A self taught musician and painter, a speaker of six languages, it seemed there was nothing the charismatic protégé couldn’t do. It was not until after his sudden death that dark characteristics about his personality emerged. INTIMACIES OF SHAKESPEARE AND VICTOR HUGO is a profound sketch of two characters, lonely in their own way, or in spite of themselves, strongly and strangely entwined.

Winner, Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 12th CLAIFF (2009).

CineNoche is a film series presented in partnership with Violet Crown Cinema.
Violet Crown Cinema

This screening is co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at The University of Texas at Austin.