The 2016 film by David Macián is part of the IV Hispanic Film Series that runs from Sept. 21 through Nov. 30.
Friday, Nov. 30
IV Hispanic Film Series: La mano invisible (The Invisible Hand), film screening
LaRose Digital Theatre, 5:30 p.m.
DAVID MACIÁN / SPAIN / 2016 / 83 minutes
Spanish with English subtitles
An industrial warehouse is turned into a stage. Eleven ordinary professionals are hired to do their work in front of an audience with apparent normality: a mason, a butcher, a seamstress, a teleoperator, a waiter, a mechanic, a computer operator, and a cleaner. Meanwhile, from the darkness of the auditorium, dozens of visitors observe the ‘wonderful’ work show. Work of art, reality show, and macabre experiment: they do not know what they’ve got into, nor who is the hand that moves the strings in that wicked theater.
With impeccable performances and a surprising ending, the adaptation of the novel by Isaac Rosa is an astonishing parable of work in contemporary society.
Sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Cultures /Latin American Studies/ Peace and Conflict Studies/ Sigma Delta Pi/ El Centro / Pragda / Spain-USA Foundation / Secretary of State for Culture of Spain