A film by Antonio Skármeta.
In 1985 the renowned Chilean author Antonio Skármeta published his novel, El cartero de Neruda and turned his work into the film, Ardiente paciencia, which subsequently was the basis for the 1994 award-winning film Il postino. L.A. Opera will premiere, on 23 September 2010, Daniel Catan's opera based on this film. In Skármeta's film, the mailman's story takes place in the early 70s with the political upheaval of Salvador Allende's election as background, culminating in the 1973 military coup d'etat.
Prior to the screening of Ardiente paciencia, a colloquium will analyze the evolution of the story through various genres and aesthetic forms: first, Skármeta’s novel and the movie he directed; second, the well-known Italian film adaptation; and finally, the culmination of this adaptive-creative process in Daniel Catáns opera
Prof. Verónica Cortínez, UCLA Spanish and Portuguese
Daniel Catán, Composer, opera Il Postino
René Naranjo, Film and opera cultural analyst (Snatiago de Chile)
Ron Daniels, Stage Director, opera Il postino
Dr.Susana Hernández Araico, Professor Emerita, Spanish and Latin American Literature, California State Polytecnic Univiersity Pomona.
Cost: Free and open to the public
In Spanish with English Subtitles. Not suitable for Minors.
Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles www.lacla.org
Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Public Library
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