Events | Goya-Screening

Los Angeles | September 19, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Based on the novel by Lion Feuchtwanger

Dir.: Konrad Wolf, 1971, color, 131 min. digital, German w/English subtitles

This screening is generously supported by the DEFA Film Library on the occasion of their 20th anniversary at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Having attained boundless wealth and iconic status as a painter in the court of King Carlos IV, Goya falls head over heels for a beautiful princess while becoming increasingly separated from the suffering of the Spanish people. Upon hearing singer Maria Rosario sing revolutionary ballads in a Madrid tavern, however, the detached artist becomes better acquainted with the popular singer while growing more reflective than ever before. Later, when Marie is brought before the Inquisition, Goya is invited to witness her trial and becomes acutely aware of the dangers he should face should he be bold enough to follow her example and stray from the official path. Over time Goya finds himself unable to resist the temptation to leave the castle and reconnect with the common people, a daring action that fuels his creativity while simultaneously highlighting his disloyalty in the eyes of the Inquisition. (Jason Buchanan, Rovi)

Goethe-Institut Los Angeles
5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036

The screening is free of charge:
Please RSVP @ 323.525.3388

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