Wexner's Screening of Argentine "Prisioneros de la tierra"

February 4, 2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 4:45pm
Wexner Center for the Arts
Prisoners of the Earth Image
Widely considered to be the greatest Argentine film of all time, Prisoners of the Earth (Mario Soffici, 1939) was shot on location in the Misiones region and portrays the grim lives of the mensus, indentured workers whose lives are spent harvesting yerba mate for wealthy landowners under grueling conditions. When a rebellious worker and his whip-wielding foreman fall for the same woman, it sets the stage for one of the most brutal acts of vengeance the screen has ever seen. The restoration is part of the foundation’s World Cinema Project. (85 mins., 2K DCP)
 
The restored film will be introduced by Margaret Bodde, Executive Director of The Film Foundation.

 

General admission: $8
Members, students, and seniors: $6

For more information, please visit: Wexner Center for the Arts
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